The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
Entry-level Ceeds have a good range of adjustment for the driver's seat and steering wheel, while the pedals are nicely in line with the seat and steering wheel, so you don’t sit in a crooked position. If you upgrade to 3 trim, you’ll get electrically adjustable lumbar support to fend off backache.
As more and more features are crammed into the touchscreens of modern cars, it’s refreshing to see that the Ceed gets big, clearly marked buttons that are easy to reach, along with good old-fashioned knobs for the air-conditioning system.
While some people might not like the screen's floating look, which makes it look like a tablet computer that's been glued to the top of the dash, it does save you from having to look down to use it. The system is responsive in both screen sizes, with menus that are reasonably logically laid out.
It's not perfect, though. For example, there's not physical shortcut button to take you straight to the phone menu, and some icons are too small to hit easily on the move. It's a marked improvement over the infotainment in the Volkswagen Golf but the Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia have higher-definition screens with clearer graphics.