Kia Cee'd Sportswagon estate (2012-2018) - MPG, running costs & CO2

We advise going for the most efficient model, which is the Kia Cee’d SW 1.6-litre CRDi

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The Kia Cee’d Sportswagon is a car aimed at value-conscious families and tax-conscious business drivers. Economy ranges from 72.4mpg to a not-especially-good 47.1mpg (for the 1.4-litre petrol). Insurance is reasonable, with like-for-like premiums being broadly similar to the Ford Focus Estate and Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer. The car’s seven-year warranty blows rivals’ cover out of the water, while a range of keenly priced service plans further strengthens the Sportswagon’s value-for-money argument.

Kia Cee’d Sportswagon MPG & CO2

The most efficient engine in the Cee'd SW range is the 1.6-litre CRDI diesel. This can return up to 72.4mpg emits just 102g/km of CO2. We'd pick the manual gearbox, as although the dual-clutch automatic is fairly slick, it slightly worsens economy.

For comparison, the Ford Focus 1.5-litre TDCi achieves 74.3mpg while even the more powerful (146bhp) Focus 2.0-litre TDCi manages 70.6mpg and has CO2 emissions of 105g/km. The Skoda Octavia Estate is more impressive: the 106bhp 1.6-litre TDI GreenLine version of that car stretches fuel economy to 80.7mpg and is exempt from road tax entirely – if registered before 1 April 2017.

Like its rivals, all Kia Cee'd SWs registered after that date will be liable for road tax of £140 a year.

Insurance group

The insurance industry’s groups range from one to 50, with 50 applying to the most expensive and exotic cars of all. The Kia Cee’d Sportswagon slots into groups six to 15, so it’s among the cheaper models to insure. Kia offers its own insurance, which might be worth investigating as an alternative to more mainstream insurers.


Launched in 2007, the Kia Cee’d hatchback was the first Kia to come with the carmaker’s seven-year/100,000-mile warranty. The cover was rolled out across the entire model range in 2010. It’s the longest warranty offered by any manufacturer and is transferable to subsequent owners, which makes a used Kia that bit more desirable.


The Cee’d Sportswagon requires servicing every 12 months or 20,000 miles. That mileage interval is quite generous and should make the car attractive to higher-mileage business users. To make the cost of servicing more bearable, especially for private owners, Kia offers a range of pre-paid service packages. Kia Care 3 provides three services for around £330 while Plus extends that to five, for around £600. Again, any unused services are transferable to subsequent owners.

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