Review

Kia Cee'd hatchback

£14,905 - £24,295

Kia Cee'd hatchback owner reviews

79%
 of people would recommend this car to a friend

Owner rating:

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1 star   0
4.2
4.2 /5 based on 14 reviews

Common problems:

Gerald Bearman from London
4
4
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.6 crdi auto 2
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Typical MPG 
34.00
Owned for 
2 - 3 years
Bought car 
New
Review 
Despite a few small dislikes, No Permanent Engine Temp gauge, No Permanent Trip Odometer, Not fit for purpose Jacking System,,Inadequate Headlight illumination, Useless hard to decipher Menu System, No auto dip rear view on Ceed 2 , this is a excellent trouble free car that feels a lot faster than the quoted figures especially initial acceleration with No turbo lag. Must fit Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance tyres for some steering feel & slightly better ride. The auto box is excellent, No DPF problems and I am looking forward to trying out the forthcoming GTLine with new 7 speed DCT box hoping it is fully & not semi-auto.
Reliability:
Very reliable Cee'd is my 43rd car and I much prefer it to troublesome VW & BMW - two brands I would never buy again.
Performance:
Very Good for a I.6 especially initial acceleration
Running costs:
Very Good, Cheap service
Dan
2
2
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.6 petrol 3 trim
Year of registration 
2013
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
My dad had this on hire while he waited for his company car to be built. A decent car very comfortable and quiet with lots of space inside. Pretty good looking too. Why the terrible rating then? Well its all because of the auto box, it really was the worst gearbox i have ever used. Wouldnt kick down quickly enough and even in sport mode changed up too early at times. It also stayed in second gear coming up to junctions so would have to wait a few seconds for it to realise we have stopped. My mums c4 egs gearbox is better thats how bad the kia box is. Wouldnt reconmend the car with this gearbox to anyone
Gerald Bearman from London
4
4
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.6 crdi auto
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Owned for 
1 - 2 years
Bought car 
New
Review 
Cee'd 2 1.6 CRDi auto 8500 miles only 32.5 mpg Poor ride with 16" wheels on rough roads, ok on motorway. better with 15" higher profile tyres. Not fit for purpose jacking system, No permanent engine temp gauge or easy view trip odometer, have to use hard to read menu. Pointless & feel less Flex steer. Headlights not strong enough. Would prefer rear lights to illuminate with DRL. Best feature excellent autobox/engine combo No turbo lag. Like powered foldback door mirrors, rear parking sensors. Space saver wheel. Do not like omission of drivers knee air bag, & auto dip rear view mirror.
Problems 
Other
Gerald Bearman from Edgware NW London
4
4
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.6 CRDI auto
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Typical MPG 
34.00
Owned for 
1 - 2 years
Bought car 
New
Review 
Ride uncomfortable, better on 15" wheels. Steering vastly improves with Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance tyres. Fuel consumption brim to brim over 14000 miles 34 mpg. Best feature is the excellent auto box turbo diesel combo, no turbo lag. All versions require auto lights. Diabolical menu. Not fit for purpose jacking system, overlarge fuel dial, Requires permanent temp gauge & trip odometer.
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
5
5
Running costs:
4
4
R. Graham. from Central Scotland
5
5
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.6 crdi isg
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Typical MPG 
62.00
Owned for 
1 - 2 years
Bought car 
New
Review 
Great little car that replaced a VW Touran. Very economical although official Govt. figures are a dream. No complaints of any kind. Does everything it needs to very well. No problems found at first service.
CAROL from PONTEFRACT
4.4
4.4
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Typical MPG 
48.00
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
done 7000 miles without a problem
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
3
3
Running costs:
4
4
Normal fuel economy is only just better than my 2006 mondeo 2.0tdci and worse on a long motorway run.gov tests say it should be nearly 30mpg better
JANET from RIPON
5
5
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Typical MPG 
48.00
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
NO PROBLEMS SINCE PURCHASE. ALWAYS RELIABLE AND RESPONSIVE TO WHAT I ASK IT TO DO
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
5
5
Running costs:
5
5
DIESEL. NO ROAD TAX LOW INSURANCE AND FREE SERVICE FOR 3YEARS. PLUS KIA 7 YEAR WARRANTY.
Jeff from Newton Abbot
4.8
4.8
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Typical MPG 
48.00
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
Absolutely no problems
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
5
5
Running costs:
5
5
Nil so far. Had mudflaps fitted by Kia dealer, and they even valeted the car for free!
David from Tyne And Wear
4.4
4.4
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Typical MPG 
42.50
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
Very reliable so far (although it's only 5 months old)
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
4
4
Running costs:
5
5
Fairly cheap to run
Ian from Crowfield
4
4
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Typical MPG 
55.00
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
Not had it long enough yet but so far no problems.
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
3
3
Running costs:
4
4
Low tax, good mpg
Charles from Tunbridge Wells
4.4
4.4
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Typical MPG 
50.00
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
KIA's are never less than 100% reliable
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
4
4
Running costs:
4
4
Mike from Worcs
5
5
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
15,000 – 19,999
Typical MPG 
58.00
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
5
5
Running costs:
5
5
Owen
3.8
3.8
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
Used
Reliability:
4
4
Performance:
4
4
Running costs:
4
4
stewart from Edinburgh
4
4
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Typical MPG 
44.00
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Reliability:
4
4
Performance:
3
3
Running costs:
4
4