Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Even tall people will be able to get comfortable in the front of the Ceed, thanks to seats that go back a long way, good head room and plenty of room in the footwell.
Elsewhere, the door bins are a reasonable size, plus there’s storage under the front armrest, a couple of cupholders and useful cubbies for wallets and phones.
The Kia Ceed's boot has a reasonably low loading lip, is impressively deep and is a usefully uniform shape. It offers 395 litres of space (a little more than you'll find in the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus), which is enough for five carry-on suitcases under the parcel shelf. That's good, but no match for Skoda's Octavia and Scala – they can swallow 11 and seven cases respectively.
The Ceed comes with a useful height-adjustable boot floor as standard on all models. With the rear seats folded, you get a smooth and mostly flat extended load bay right up to the back of its front seats.