Used Kia Ceed 2018-present review

Category: Family car

Section: Alternatives

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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Kia Ceed hatchback?

If you want maximum interior space, the Skoda Octavia is better than the Kia Ceed. It also offers a broader range of engines, from a tiny yet capable 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol to the 242bhp 2.0-litre unit found in the vRS hot hatch model, as well as a few fuel-sipping diesels. All versions are easy to drive and make very competent motorway cruisers.

The current Ford Focus improves on the weaknesses of its forebear, with much more interior room and a more intuitive infotainment system, even if the dowdy interior does it no favours. It’s excellent to drive, too, no matter which engine you choose.

Overview

Dependable and well equipped, the Ceed is a fine used car, but the class leaders are better to drive

  • Well-equipped
  • Well-built interior
  • Decent sized boot
  • Rivals are more practical
  • Ford Focus is more fun to drive
  • Unsettled ride over rough surfaces