Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi ISG GT-Line 5dr DCT Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £25,440What Car? Target Price£23,863
Review

The 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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Trim: GT-Line

Similar to 3 trim on the gadgetry front, but adds sportier looks – both inside and out – and bigger 17in alloy wheels, as well as heated front seats and LED headlights. We reckon the cheaper trims (2 and 3) make more sense, though.

Engine: 1.6 CRDi ISG

We haven't yet tried this engine in the Kia Ceed.


Key information

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

54.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

395

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

135

g/km