Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
You’ll have enough space in the front of the Kia Ceed Sportswagon. The driver’s seat drops low enough to give you ample head room, and there's plenty of leg room available, too.
The front door bins are a reasonable size, plus it has a couple of cupholders and some useful cubbies for wallets and phones, including a decent-sized one below the standard front armrest. If you get a 3 trim model with an automatic gearbox, the armrest slides so you can adjust it for comfort.
Upgrading to 3 trim also adds a remote folding function that lets you release the seats from the boot instead of having to walk round to the side of the car.
The luggage capacities might give you the impression that the Ceed Sportswagon (625 litres) is not much more practical than Kia’s slinky-looking Proceed (594 litres). In reality, the Sportswagon's higher roofline and larger opening makes it easier to load it up to the roof. It's nowhere near as big as the Octavia Estate's boot, though.
You get loads of useful under-floor storage and there’s no tailgate lip to heave luggage over. One slight quirk is that diesel models have a marginally higher boot floor to house all the mild-hybrid gubbins, meaning they have slightly less cargo capacity than petrol models.