Kia Ceed Sportswagon estate - Interior & comfort

Interior quality has improved markedly, sidelining some well-known competitors

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​Despite only being in its third outing, the Kia Ceed Sportswagon has an interior not far off the quality of rivals like the Volkswagen Golf Estate, which have a far longer lineage. Interior trim and materials are well chosen and finished, with inspiration from the sporty Kia Stinger. For the facelift, there's a new gear knob design and more varied upholstery themes to choose from.

Kia Ceed Sportswagon dashboard

Kia has opted for a minimalist horizontal dashboard split into an upper and lower area. The top span is dedicated to air vents and the 'floating' infotainment display, while the lower section has a handful of well placed controls for the audio and heater systems. These are also titled towards the driver, making them easier to use on the move.

It's a cohesive design that some will prefer over the likes of the Vauxhall Astra, but there are a few of the very latest features missing, like the fully digital dashboard available in the Volkswagen Golf Estate.

Equipment

Kia has built its reputation on offering impressive kit for the money, and while its models no longer undercut rivals quite as sharply, even the entry-level ‘2’ grade is well stocked. It includes a rear-view camera, air-conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights and front wipers that can de-ice the windscreen. It also benefits from an eight-inch touchscreen, a DAB radio and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Mid-range ‘2 Nav’ spec adds a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with sat nav and a USB fast-charging socket in the centre console. You'll also need to upgrade to this trim if you'd like the diesel engine.

Upgrade to ‘3’ trim and larger, 17-inch alloy wheels are standard. Other additions include dual-zone climate control, privacy glass, automatic wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and rear parking sensors.

Options

The options list is fairly brief, because choosing the trim level you want nets you most equipment. There are a few extras like a heated windscreen and heated rear seats, though. Wireless charging for compatible smartphones can also be very handy if you often find yourself jumping in and out of the car a lot.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £19,925

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.6 CRDi 48V ISG 2 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £21,775

Fastest

  • Name
    1.5T GDi ISG 3 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £23,575

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