Kia Ceed 1.5T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Kia Ceed 2021 front cornering
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RRP£25,635
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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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

395

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

133

g/km

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