Kia Ceed

Kia Ceed Parkers 2015-07-07

Designed exclusively for sale in Europe and built at the firm’s Slovakian plant, the Kia Ceed range of family cars is up against stiff competition, particularly from the likes of the Ford Focus, Peugeot 308 and Volkswagen Golf.

  • Kia Ceed Sportswagon (18 on)
  • Kia Ceed GT (13-18)
  • Kia Ceed Hatchback (12-18)
  • Kia Ceed Sportswagon (12-18)
  • Kia Ceed Hatchback (07-12)
  • Kia Ceed SW (07-12)

Designed exclusively for sale in Europe and built at the firm’s Slovakian plant, the Kia Ceed range of family cars is up against stiff competition, particularly from the likes of the Ford Focus, Peugeot 308 and Volkswagen Golf.

Wanting to reflect its commitment to Europe, Kia decided to name the car after the French-language initials for the European Economic Community (CEE) and its own European Design headquarters. Presumably it decided that was too many Es as the badges on the tailgates read “cee’d” with an apostrophe.

Unusual name aside, the first generation Kia Ceed arrived in 2007 as a five-door hatchback or as the Ceed SW estate offering generous amounts of equipment, good build quality and a range of efficient petrol and diesel engine all at a price which undercut its mainstream European opposition.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Kia Ceed Hatchback 2018 on

4.2 out of 5
Kia Ceed Hatchback 2018 on

New price range:
£19,700 - £29,020

Used price range:
£8,955 - £19,425

Kia Ceed Sportswagon 2018 on

Not Yet Rated

Kia Ceed Sportswagon 2018 on

New price range:
£20,400 - £30,540

Used price range:
£9,140 - £23,088

Kia Ceed Sportswagon 2012 - 2018

4 out of 5
Kia Ceed Sportswagon 2012 - 2018

New price range:
£16,255 - £25,695

Used price range:
£2,190 - £13,647

  • Easy to drive
  • Comfortable
  • Practical
  • Extensive equipment list
  • Long warranty
  • Low running costs
  • Dull steering
  • Engines lack pulling power
  • Less attractive interior finish on base models

Kia Ceed Competitors

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Ford Focus

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Hyundai i30

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