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Used Kia Ceed Hatchback 2007 - 2012 review

(2007 - 2012)
Kia Ceed Hatchback (07 - 12)
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The Cee'd cleaned up its act with the 2009 face-lift, making the newer models slightly lighter on your pocket in terms of fuel economy and road tax. This, combined with their fresher design, make them a better bet when considering resale values.

The older 1.4-litre petrol manages an average of 46.3mpg in both the Cee'd and Pro_cee'd, while the 1.6-litre returns 44.1mpg. The lower-powered 1.6 diesel does 62.8mpg, while the 113bhp version achieves 60.1mpg in the Cee'd and 58.9mpg in the Pro_cee'd. The 2.0-litre diesel comes in at 50.4mpg for both cars. The greenest Cee'd of all, though, is the Ecodynamics version, delivering 62.8mpg.

Low-CO2 emissions keep road tax bills down, with only the 1.6-litre petrol models emitting more than 150g/km. Both 1.6-litre diesels manage an impressive 119g/km.

The servicing costs are a little higher than they are for rivals such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, though.

Kia's seven-year warranty on the Cee'd will save you repair bills if anything fails, although you're not covered for wear and tear items such as brakes, clutches and exhausts. If you opt for a car 18 months old on Kia's approved used scheme, the warranty gets topped-up to the original seven years.