Kia Ceed 1.5T GDi ISG 138 3 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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Kia Ceed front cornering
  • Kia Ceed front cornering
  • Kia Ceed rear driving
  • Kia Ceed dashboard
  • Kia Ceed boot open
  • Kia Ceed infotainment touchscreen
  • Kia Ceed right driving
  • Kia Ceed front driving
  • Kia Ceed front right driving
  • Kia Ceed rear right driving
  • Kia Ceed front right static
  • Kia Ceed right static
  • Kia Ceed rear left static
  • Kia Ceed headlights detail
  • Kia Ceed alloy wheel
  • Kia Ceed rear lights
  • Kia Ceed front seats
  • Kia Ceed back seats
  • Kia Ceed steering wheel detail
  • Kia Ceed start button
  • Kia Ceed air-con controls
  • Kia Ceed interior detail
  • Kia Ceed front cornering
  • Kia Ceed rear driving
  • Kia Ceed dashboard
  • Kia Ceed boot open
  • Kia Ceed infotainment touchscreen
  • Kia Ceed right driving
  • Kia Ceed front driving
  • Kia Ceed front right driving
  • Kia Ceed rear right driving
  • Kia Ceed front right static
  • Kia Ceed right static
  • Kia Ceed rear left static
  • Kia Ceed headlights detail
  • Kia Ceed alloy wheel
  • Kia Ceed rear lights
  • Kia Ceed front seats
  • Kia Ceed back seats
  • Kia Ceed steering wheel detail
  • Kia Ceed start button
  • Kia Ceed air-con controls
  • Kia Ceed interior detail
RRP £26,105What Car? Target Price£24,473
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Kia Ceed is competitive in lots of areas but unlike its best rivals it fails to be outstanding in any one area. The Ford Focus handles better, the Skoda Octavia and Scala are more practical and the Volkswagen Golf is more comfortable. If you do buy a Ceed, we recommending going for the entry-level 2 trim.

Upgrade to 3 trim and you'll get dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, privacy glass, power-folding door mirrors, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers and larger alloy wheels – on top of everything that's standard on entry-level 2 trim. Worth a look, especially if you can get a good discount, but we reckon 2 trim is the pick of the range.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

395

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

129

g/km