Kia Ceed Sportswagon estate - Reliability & safety

The Kia Ceed Sportswagon comes with a long warranty that's sure to attract customers

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.6 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

If you're the sort of person who hates unexpected bills, Kia's seven-year/100,000-mile warranty should suit you down to the ground. It's backed up with a solid performance by the brand in our most recent Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, so despite the Ceed undergoing significant changes, buying one is unlikely to be a big risk.

Kia Ceed Sportswagon reliability

Kia came second out of 29 manufacturers in our 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, ahead of customer favourite Skoda. Of all the Kia customers who responded, 13.3% told us their model had at least one fault within the first year of ownership. While the Ceed Sportswagon wasn’t featured in our top 75 cars, the Ceed hatchback it's based on finished in 17th place, with owners praising not only its reliability and build quality but also its looks, practicality and infotainment.

Safety

While Euro NCAP hasn't released crash-test ratings for the Ceed Sportswagon, the independent body has tested the Ceed hatchback. It scored four stars as standard, or the full five stars if you opt for the safety package. It features more safety equipment than ever, including lane-keeping assistance, automatic headlights and autonomous emergency braking fitted as standard. 

The facelift also ushered in some new technology, including a blind-spot collision avoidance system and a warning if the vehicle in front pulls away and you fail to respond. A new rear-view monitor can also help with reversing and hitching up a trailer. It's now also possible to activate the rear-view camera while moving, which could be handy if the rear window is obscured by passengers, luggage or grime.

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