The Kia Cee’d Sportswagon offers an interesting alternative to the Ford Focus
estate, Vauxhall Astra
Sports Tourer or Volkswagen Golf
estate. Interesting, not only due to the seven-year warranty, but because it offers marginally more space than its rivals, some impressive quality and a decent level of comfort, too. Don’t go thinking the Sportswagon lives up to its name, however – in spite of the fancy Flex Steer system, with its Sport, Comfort or Normal modes, this car
is far from sporty. Being called Comfortwagon would be closer to the mark thanks to the laid-back nature of the two diesel engines (there's no real punch of acceleration to either of them) and the smooth ride. High equipment levels will pamper you, although Kias aren't cheap anymore – the Sportswagon is priced at almost the same level as its Ford, Vauxhall and VW rivals.