Kia

Kia is the sister brand of Hyundai, and offers a similarly wide range of well built family cars which are competitively priced and all come with a seven year warranty. From the small Kia Picanto city car to the new Kia Sportage, there's something in the range to suit the vast majority of tastes.

  • Kia Picanto

    Small, stylish and very cheap to run, the Kia Picanto is a pint-size city car that should get you from A to B with ease. It just about manages to hold its own against strong competition from the likes of the Hyundai i10, Renault Twingo, Volkswagen up!, Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii and will turn heads thanks to its cheeky looks and range of bright paint colours. Boot space isn’t quite as good as the competition, but it's still worth looking at if you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful small car.

    Kia Picanto hatchback

    5 & 3 Doors
    Price 
    £8,145 - £12,595
    4.2 / 5
  • Kia Rio

    The Kia Rio hatchback is an attractive car available in both three and five-door bodystyles and comes well-equipped, helping it compete with the Ford Fiesta. The interior is spacious, with plenty of room for four adults and lots of useful storage cubbies. The 1.1-litre diesel is the headline-grabber, emitting a tax-free 85g/km of CO2 and managing 88mpg, making it one of Britain's most economical cars. Plus it comes with Kia's excellent seven-year warranty.

    Kia Rio hatchback

    5 & 3 Doors
    Price 
    £10,095 - £16,695
    4.2 / 5
  • Kia Venga

    The Kia Venga is a small people carrier that gets the basics right by providing plenty of cabin space and a big boot. However, the firm's petrol and diesel engines feel weak in this large vehicle, and the car has none of the personality of the Kia Soul. Some nice touches like a boot whose floor can be lifted for easier loading make the Kia Venga practical, and there's a seven-year warranty, but it's not as good value as other Kias.

    Kia Venga mini MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £11,795 - £18,170
    3.2 / 5
  • Kia Soul

    The Kia Soul hatchback is now larger, more upmarket and smoother to drive. It still has daring, SUV-like chunky looks with bright colours if you are bold enough to choose them. There's lots of room inside and the Soul is well-equipped, but it's let down by its engines, which are too thirsty and expensive to tax.

    Kia Soul hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £12,600 - £21,550
    3.8 / 5
  • Kia Cee'd

    The Kia Cee’d is a Ford Focus rival that comes in three forms: standard five-door hatchback, sporty three-door Pro_cee’d and practical Cee’d SW estate. The names may sound unusual, but all three are very impressive rivals to the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. All models feature spacious interiors that have plenty of standard features and big boots. The Kia Cee’d range is powered by some decent petrol and diesel engines, and while this car doesn’t handle as well as a VW Golf or Ford Focus, it's cheaper to buy than its more obvious rivals.

    Kia Cee'd hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £14,605 - £24,000
    4.6 / 5
  • Kia Pro_cee'd hatchback

    5 & 3 Doors
    Price 
    £14,695 - £22,895
    4.2 / 5
  • Kia Cee'd Sportswagon estate

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £16,195 - £24,995
    4.7 / 5
  • Kia Pro_cee'd GT hatchback

    3 Doors
    Price 
    £19,995 - £22,695
    3.8 / 5
  • Kia Cee'd GT hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £20,495 - £23,195
    4 / 5
  • Kia Sportage

    The Kia Sportage has previously won Carbuyer's Car of the Year and Best 4x4 awards. Several years on, it's still one of our favourite cars of this type, even if newer models like the Nissan Qashqai are nicer to drive and cheaper to run. Even so, the exterior is very stylish and well proportioned, while the interior offers space for five and a huge boot. The Kia Sportage comes loaded with standard equipment and a choice of petrol or diesel engines. An automatic gearbox and four-wheel-drive versions are also available.

    Kia Sportage SUV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £17,500 - £29,505
    4.1 / 5
  • Kia Carens

    The Kia Carens is a practical, seven-seat compact people carrier designed to compete with the Vauxhall Zafira and Toyota Verso. But while its basic appeal means it's practical, fuss-free transport for large families, it doesn’t offer much more than that. In many respects it feels a step behind more recent Kias, such as the Kia Cee’d and the Kia Soul. The cabin is bland and fashioned from hard grey plastics, and the driving position lacks adjustment. It is well priced, however.

    Kia Carens MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £17,995 - £25,050
    4.2 / 5
  • Kia Optima

    Kia has given its latest version of the Kia Optima a refresh to help keep it up-to-date with its rivals. Up against stiff competition from the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat, the mid-sized saloon gets a quieter interior and mild styling tweaks. The new Optima is only available with the 134bhp 1.7-litre diesel engine that is found in the Kia Sportage.

    Kia Optima saloon

    4 Doors
    Price 
    £19,995 - £27,350
    4.2 / 5
  • Kia Sorento

    The Kia Sorento is a large seven-seat SUV that combines tough, rugged off-roader looks, with a decent on-road drive – and all for a sensible price. There is a 2.4-litre petrol, five-seat entry-level model available, but we’d recommend opting for the punchy 2.2-litre diesel engine instead. Seven seats are standard on diesels, and leather trim comes on all but the base car. Equipment like air conditioning, electric windows and MP3-compatible stereos is standard on all cars.

    Kia Sorento SUV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £26,995 - £36,805
    3.6 / 5