Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi 48V ISG 2 NAV 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £22,675What Car? Target Price£21,309
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.

The only choice if you want diesel power. It pulls easily and offers flexible performance, but all other engines apart from the 1.0 T-GDi are quicker in the Ceed line-up. It’s only really for those who do big miles and want to take advantage of its decent fuel economy. Available with a manual or automatic transmission.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

62.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

357

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

120

g/km

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