Kia Ceed

Used Kia Ceed 2018-present review

Alternatives

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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 a 242bhp 2.0-litre unit in the vRS hot hatch model, plus a few fuel-sipping diesels. All versions are easy to drive and 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.

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Verdict

Sensible, dependable and well equipped, the Kia Ceed is a fine used family 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