In-depth reviews

Kia Ceed hatchback - Practicality & boot space

Passenger space benefits from the Kia Ceed’s new shape and the boot is one of the largest in the family hatchback class

While this Ceed occupies about the same space on the road as its predecessor, Kia has shuffled around the interior dimensions and liberated extra boot space, while also making it easier to load bulky items. The bodywork is slightly wider than before and the wheels have been pushed to each corner to boost passenger space, too.

Kia Ceed interior space & storage

There’s 34mm extra shoulder room in the back of this Ceed, giving passengers more space to move around. The rear bench also sits 16mm lower than before, ensuring there’s still plenty of headroom despite the lower roofline. The back feels a bit less roomy than a Golf, however, with less foot room under the front seats.

Boot space

There’s 395 litres of boot space, which is 15 litres more than the Volkswagen Golf and 25 litres more than the Vauxhall Astra, but 75 litres less than the commodious Honda Civic. Folding down the rear seats sees this expand to 1,291 litres. Kia has also made it far easier to load awkward or heavy cargo than before, reducing the height of the boot lip by 87mm compared to the older model. If you require even more space, there’s also the Kia Ceed Sportswagon estate with an enormous 625-litre boot.

A split-level boot floor means you can lift or lower the bottom of the luggage compartment, creating a hidden space for valuables or muddy sports kit when it’s in the upper position.

Towing

The Ceed is capable of towing a braked trailer of between 1,000 and 1,500kg. The 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre T-GDi petrol engines can tow up to 1,000kg, while the 201bhp 1.6-litre can haul 1,410kg. Meanwhile, the 1.6-litre diesel has a 1,500kg towing capacity. If you regularly need to tow a trailer, the diesel would be the better bet due to its higher torque output.

Most Popular

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Best new car deals 2021
Skoda Fabia
Deals
16 Apr 2021

Best new car deals 2021

What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?
Yellow Audi Q2
Audi
16 Apr 2021

What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2020

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?
Tips and Advice
23 Mar 2020

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Best car interiors
Best cars
10 Mar 2020

Best car interiors

Best electric cars
Best cars
24 Dec 2020

Best electric cars

Best cheap-to-run cars
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
1 Feb 2021

Best cheap-to-run cars

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches
9 Apr 2020

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks