Review

Kia Cee'd hatchback

£14,905 - £24,295

Kia Cee'd hatchback owner reviews

82%
 of people would recommend this car to a friend

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4.2823529411765
4.3 /5 based on 17 reviews

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Ian from Cleveland
5
5
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.6 CRDi
Year of registration 
2015
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Typical MPG 
49.00
Owned for 
1 - 2 years
Review 
I owned a 2008 Pro_cee'd 1.6 diesel manual from new in 2008 for 7 years and handed it down to my daughter-in-law. Excellent car. So I bought a 5-door Ceed '4' 1.6 CRDi manual last year. The interior is vastly improved - get the '4' version for the extra dosh, it's really worth it. Not the 'dour' interior someone else mentioned at all. It has less boot space due to the 'tray' provided but plenty adequate. I check the mpg manually versus the 'dash' computer figure and it's actually a bit less but the car does 49mpg guaranteed, as did the previous car. More on long journeys. The gearbox is slick but I wouldn't say the 'from start' acceleration is great but still adequate. Some wind noise which I have had looked at/window changed but to no avail, it gets a bit annoying at times. The satnav has a mind of its own sometimes, just can't se why it goes awry, just be aware of where you are going. Make a list of the main roads you want to go along! Reliability I have found to be excellent over nearly 9 years of use - will buy again. If you are a boy racer don't purchase but for the average family man/person then GET ONE.
Kenneth Brown from Royal Wootton Bassett
5
5
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.6 crdi automatic
Year of registration 
2013
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Typical MPG 
47.00
Owned for 
1 - 2 years
Bought car 
Used
Review 
Having had a Picanto, Mk1 Carens, a Cee'd Diesel Auto and Manual estate, I am now in this car. I am knocked out by Kia reliability. The only fault EVER across 5 cars was the aerial amplifier 2 cars ago - had radio then aerial changed with no fuss under warranty. The only fault in design is that every Kia I have owned produces a hissing noise from the rear wheel bearings when side load is applied (like going around a roundabout). As I tow a caravan, I fitted rear suspension stiffeners. Recently tried a 'Pro-Bitz' tuning 'dongle'.....general running around (5 mile cross country journey) improves 47 mpg to about 55! On an auto. But remove when you send car for service. No hesitation about buying again and have consantly recommended to friends.
Reliability:
5
5
Brilliant! 1 fault across 5 Kias over 10 years
Performance:
5
5
More than adequate for what is a family car
Running costs:
Not bad but DSG box would be better
Problems 
Other
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
Gerald Bearman from Edgware London
4
4
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.6 CRDI 2 7-speed DCT
Year of registration 
2015
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Typical MPG 
44.00
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
My 2nd Cee'd 2. Latest facelift still has all the faults previously mentioned including, IMO, very poor ride and poor instrumentation. Tried to change to Kia 15" wheels but they do not fit latest model which suprised KIA Support. Have just changed headlight bulbs for Philips H7 extreme 130 extra - considerable improvement. However new fully auto 7 speed DCT has excellent acceleration albeit can not be used for engine braking as previous TQ box. Big improvement in MPG - now 44 overall brim to brim, zero road tax, despite my complaints I still recommend the facelift KIA Cee'd with 7 speed dct.
Reliability:
5
5
Excellent
Performance:
5
5
Excellent
Running costs:
5
5
Excellent
Problems 
Suspension
Other
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