Kia Ceed 1.0T GDi ISG 2 NAV 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Kia Ceed 2021 front
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RRP £20,505What Car? Target Price£19,275
Review

The Kia Ceed is competitive in lots of areas but, unlike its best rivals, it fails to be outstanding in any area. Long warranty aside, there's little compelling reason to recommend it over the better-handling Ford Focus, the more practical Skoda Octavia or Skoda Scala, or the more refined and comfortable Volkswagen Golf. The 1.0-litre petrol in entry-level '2' trim is the sweet spot of the Ceed line-up – but we’d definitely add the optional safety pack.

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Same as 2 trim, but gets the bigger 10.25in touchscreen infotainment system and built-in sat-nav.

This 118bhp turbocharged three-cylinder engine provides the kind of performance that most buyers will find quite adequate, even on a motorway. It's worth pointing out, though, that similar 1.0-litre turbocharged engines in rivals have a bit more low-down shove, so you need to rev the Ceed's harder to get the best out of it. It’s still the one to go for in the line-up. It’s only available with a manual transmission.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

54.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

395

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

119

g/km

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