Kia Cee'd Sportswagon estate (2012-2018): owner reviews

"The Kia Cee’d Sportswagon small estate car is a practical thing, coming with a seven-year warranty and an impressive amount of standard kit"

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.2 out of 5

80%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 6reviews
  • 1reviews
  • 2reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2 CRDI 126 Auto

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
I previously owned a diesel cee'd sw '09 reg for 6 years and loved it so when the 7 yr. warranty was coming to an end decided to update and have an auto. I have had nothing but brilliant service from my local Kia main agent who have never quibbled over any repairs no matter how minor. The weekend before I sold it, it was booked in for blocked washer jets, under warranty! My new one is not as fuel efficient due to auto but only to be expected. Brilliant car and brilliant warranty. I have spent many unsuccessful hours arguing with Peugeot about warranty issues, all of which were due to wear and tear according to them. Not worth the paper they're written on.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

VR7

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Excellent in every way! Very surprised by the quality. 1.4 Petrol engine works really well if you use higher revs before changing gear. Very smooth ride and excellent value for money. Lots of unexpected extras - well worth looking into if you want loads of boot space.
Reliability

5 out of 5

So far so good
Performance

5 out of 5

Does all asked of it!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Petrol consumption rises , obviously if you up the revs. But using higher revs give a much more satisfying drive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

3 - 1.6 Ecodynamics

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

62
Review
I absolutely love my car. Having owned a string of Peugeots and forever forking out for repairs. I wanted something reliable and nice to drive. I have absolutely no complaints about my Cee'd and I would recommend it to anyone.
Performance

5 out of 5

Easily as fast as my old Peugeot 407 2.2 Sport! Not bad for a 1.6 diesel. It gets there more smoothly and with a lot less drama.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very reasonable.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 diesel 128 Bhp

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
Very comfortable and handles well. Just does the job. No issues with this car at all. iPod works very well although Bluetooth function does not show names on screen (iPhone 5). Technology well behind BMW for example for iPhone integration. Functional and well designed dashboard with quality and vibration free everything. . Styling is very good indeed. However, rugs are not good quality and show wear already. The engine is a little underpowered and gearing slightly out of sync in 1st and 2nd. 150 Bhp and more low down power would help. Once at speed just great. Amazing light controls and overall feel on country roads. Soaks up bumps on motorway. Sunroof option great...as it is a sunroof and not greenhouse thingy. Replaced a Volvo V70 D5 and has a slightly bigger boot for 30cm's less. 52 mpg on a long run and some town driving . Was expecting magic 60.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

4T

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

63
Review
Brilliant car, don't take any notice of biased reviews on main motoring sites. Travel on motoways see the number of VWs, Audis broken down or even worse on fire!! KIA are now a force to be reckoned with, purchased a KIA Sorento back in 2004 no problems kept it for nearly 8 years, had a Land Rover Discovery before nice car but spent most of it's life in the garage being repaired!! KIA ceed SW 4T give it a try you won't be disappointed. My other car is a Hyundai i30 Premium again brilliant car owned it from new now just over 5 years old never misses a beat returns 55 MPG.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
Only bought in November no reliability problem to date
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Changed to this car from kia sportage because of it's low running costs.mpg betted by 80%.Ł240 car tax saved. Ł40 insurance refund. Also saving the planet

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 SR7

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Even though it only has a 1.4 litre petrol engine, it has more than enough power for carrying four people without working too hard. It is also very quiet. The gearbox is a dream; very smooth with a cushioned 'click' as it slots into gear. It also has a good level of equipment too, for a car that is close to bottom of the range (somewhere between trim levels 1 and 2). It has a good driving position, with good all round visibility and good load space too, especially with the back seats down. All in all a very good car for the money.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems so far, however, I've only had it 8 months.
Performance
If you drop down through the gearbox, it's got more poke than you might expect.
Running Cost
Not expensive at all.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 CRD ISG 2

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
i like the external look of my car (sleek and sporty) and the interior is equally impressive with a great range of features and equipment. Voice command phone, cruise control and rear parking sensors are very useful to me. The car is comfortable and spacious with good overall visibility. The boot is very big for its class and easily accommodates my large dog. I particularly like the fact that the headlights appear to turn when the steering wheel is turned. Also the glove box is cooled so handy for storing drinks and food. Whilst all this is great, the drive is not as good as it might be. The engine is a bit noisy and not that quick so calling it a Sportswagon is something of a misnomer. Handling is adequate and although the steering has 3 settings I only use the standard one as I didn't notice any difference when I used the other two. Mpg only about 45 for me. Overall a good value for money car with good points far outweighing any less positive ones
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems at all
Performance

3 out of 5

See above
Running Cost
See above

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

CRDi

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Poor. I've had nothing but trouble with this car. Yes it is fine when it works, but at the start it kept going into 'safety mode' - which is far from safe on a motorway. No Kia garage could find out what was wrong and to be honest the Kia approved garages are next to useless. Eventually I took the car to my local garage who identified the problem as a problem with the sill which meant water was getting into the electrics. It was basically poor workmanship from the factory. It also meant the 7 year guarantee was ineffective because a non Kia garage ended up sorting out the problem and no Kia would not honour the guarantee. After that episode I got a puncture but couldn't remove the lock nut on the mag wheels - the tool to remove the nut was of such poor quality, it split twice and when I bought a new tool it wouldn't' t shift the wheel nut either. These are just two examples of the poor quality of a Kia and the uselessness of the guarantee.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6 diesel 5dr

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
I had the car for two years when it started to develop faults at 10,000 miles. The first was when I had a puncture in the nearside front and had to have the tyre replaced. When the wheel was being put back on, the mechanic noticed that there was play in the wheel bearing. Took car back to the dealers where they found that it wasn't a bearing problem, but the nut that holds the wheel on was coming undone. If it hadn't been for the puncture the wheel could have come off. The day before that I had been driving on motorways and I dread to think what might have happened if it had come off at speed. This has been sorted out under warranty. The second problem is that I get a short grinding noise when I take off. The garage think they know what it is, but are not prepared to do an investigation under warranty, they say the problem could be due to wear and tear (after only 10,000 miles!) and if so I will have to pay the bill which would be considerable (over £600). So the 7 year warranty in this case is not worth the paper it's written on. The argument about all this is still on going with Kia customer service. The third problem is now with the lights. The LED front lights (the line of them round each side) are now flickering badly and they are going to be replaced when they get a set of new headlights in. Apparently this is a common fault on Cee'ds so beware. I am now wondering what is going to happen next as I am now up to 17,000 miles, I have lost complete faith in the vehicle and will never buy another Kia car.

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