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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

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.5 out of 5

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Practicality & boot space Rating

4.5 out of 5

While the current Kia Ceed occupies about the same space on the road as its predecessor, clever apckaging means there's more interior space than ever. The bodywork is slightly wider than before and the wheels have been pushed to each corner to boost passenger space.

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.

Size comparison

Model 

Length

Width

Height

Kia Ceed

4,310mm

1,800mm

1,447mm

Honda Civic

4,551mm

1,802mm

1,408mm

Toyota Corolla

4,370mm

1,790mm

1,460mm

Volkswagen Golf

4,284mm

1,789mm

1,491mm

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 expands this 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 with the older model. If you require even more space, there’s also the Kia Ceed Sportswagon estate with an enormous 625-litre boot.

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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.

Boot space comparison

Model 

Boot space

Kia Ceed

395 litres

Honda Civic

415 litres

Toyota Corolla

313-361 litres

Volkswagen Golf

380 litres

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. Meanwhile, when available, the 1.6-litre diesel had 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.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £18,875

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.6 CRDi 48V ISG 2 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £22,470

Fastest

  • Name
    1.6T GDi ISG GT 5dr DCT
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £27,110

Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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