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Kia Ceed review

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Kia Ceed
27 Jul 2018 15:9 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 15:5

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Our overall rating:Rated 3 out of 5

It’s fair to say that anyone looking for a family-friendly set of wheels is somewhat spoilt for choice. With svelte four-door coupés at one end of the spectrum, chunky SUVs at the other and all manner of estates, MPVs and even pick-ups in the middle, there’s something to suit whatever image you’re trying to portray.

But we’re forgetting a class that has been providing people with compact, sensible and affordable transport for decades: the family hatchback. Indeed, if you’re looking for sensible, the Kia Ceed makes a pretty good case for itself, due in part to an industry-leading seven-year warranty and the promise of space aplenty inside.

Not only that, but the Ceed is supposed to be more entertaining to drive than rivals such as the Skoda Octavia, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf, thanks to an all-turbocharged engine line-up and suspension that Kia claims is designed to suit European tastes and roads.

So does the Ceed have the talents to triumph over more established rivals and tempt people out of their fashionable SUVs? That’s something we’ll investigate over the next few pages. And, remember, if you want to buy a Ceed or any other new car on sale, have a look at our New Car Buying service for some hefty savings.

 

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There are 10 trims available for the Ceed Hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Blue Edition
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£19,880
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2
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£17,246
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GT
This is a limited-run launch model that’s available only with the 1.4-litre petrol engine and adds fancy metallic paint, 17in alloy wheels, LED headlights, an 8.0in touchscreen with sat-nav and a U...View trim
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3
All the toys of 2 trim plus 17in wheels, automatic wipers, an 8.0in infotainment screen with sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and piano black trim. It’s tempting for the mon...View trim
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£18,331
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3
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GT-Line S
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First Edition
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GT-Line
This range-topping model gets all the kit available with 3 trim plus front parking sensors, automatic parking, adaptive cruise control, heated and ventilated front seats with electric adjustment fo...View trim
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2
Even entry-level 2 trim comes with air-con, cruise control, all-round electric windows, automatic lights, a 7.0in touchscreen with smartphone connectivity, 16in alloy wheels and a reversing camera...View trim
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1
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