Used Kia Ceed Hatchback 2007 - 2012 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

Kia Ceed Hatchback (07 - 12)
  • Kia Ceed Hatchback (07 - 12)
  • Kia Ceed Hatchback (07 - 12)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Kia Ceed hatchback?

The Kia is proving a hit with owners because there are few reliability issues to report. It was best small family car in 2010's JD Power customer satisfaction survey, and the only model to achieve a full five-star result.

The Cee'd was originally supplied with Michelin Energy tyres, which are designed to improve fuel economy, but these can wear out in fewer than 20,000 miles, so check them carefully. Alternative tyres can be fitted, but these may have an effect on fuel economy. Early cars suffered a possible steering issue caused by faulty steering racks, and some rear suspension systems develop Ôclonks'.