Kia Cee'd hatchback (2007-2011): owner reviews

"The Kia Cee'd is a well-made, spacious family hatchback with a seven-year warranty but it lacks the dynamics of rivals like the Focus."

Carbuyer Rating

2.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

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  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Other (1 case)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 case)
  • Electrics, Engine (1 case)

Review 1 of 100

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
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Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
no issues with the car, starts first time very time no matter the whether, runs smoothly and is a dream to drive.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Owned car 8 months. So far no problems.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
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...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent, so much better than the VW I had previously
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

61
Tell us what you think about your car?
...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Been 100% reliable no problems.Only a set of wiper blades needed.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3 CRDi 113 bhp, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant, just as expected
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Cdi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Thought kia was cheap prior to purchase, definitely changed my mind and would recommend the pro creed to anyone. No rattles in the interior either compared to my older renault megane.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Love it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

CRDi LS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good value transport!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great so far, ealy days i suppose
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
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...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

LS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent ! My car is the kia ceed 1.6td estate . It does practically everything that i bought it for & more . Cannot recommend this car highly enough ! !
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SR, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Super quality and spec for a very price.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
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...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SR-7, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
At its best when driven enthusiastically- and amazingly good fun when it is.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good value for the money, good build quality for the price.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SR-7, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very comfortable and reliable to date (9000 miles). Car is too low geared (20 mph /1000 revs in 5th) and fuel economy much worse than official figures despite driving economically . With previous cars i have always bettered official figures. Claimed 46.3 mpg impossible to achieve. 36 -38 is as good as it gets - not good enough!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

ecodynamcs, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
I am very happy with our car. It is practical, economical and well equiped, and i would recomend them to anyone. We were impressed from the moment we went for a test drive.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

LS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A safe, comfortable,economical and practical car which i would recommend to others.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Reliable, comfortable and reasonable to run. The brand is not important to me; i'm looking for value for money
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Superb combination of practicality, economy space and comfort.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

LS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent value for money,good to own and having a good local dealer helps
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
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...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

LS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Cost £2,500 less than buying another megane with similar spec, plus far better warranty! Supplying dealer after sales is terrible, local kia dealer is 1st class
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Ceed 3, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The kia ceed is a well designed and well built car ideal for journeys i do the engine is quiet for a diesel and a strong performer the car is very comfortable on long journeys and very easy to drive and very economical i have recommended it to my friends and several have also purchased one and been very happy with it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

LS, 1.6litre to 1.9litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good car, very practical, reliable and easy to drive. Also much quicker than i expected for a 1.6.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 petrol auto

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
Since 2009 mine has done only 25,000 miles but is used on a daily basis. It's Black and the paint marks easily but cleans up well. It has steel wheels as opposed to alloys. Apart from being reliable its not without fault. Unlike my new Ceed it has a proper torque convertor autobox. Drive this spiritedly and it goes through front tyres quite rapidly. Discs and pads wear quite quickly . It's been recalled for petrol tank straps front drop links and the transmission radiator has been replaced under the 7 year warranty. Despite the drop links being replaced 3 years ago the car failed its last MOT on one defective drop link. The repair was nonetheless cheap. The handbrake becomes less and less effective over time and requires regular maintenance. The interior on our One model is very plasticky and requires regular cleaning as does the cloth upholstery. Our car has been Waxoyled since we purchased it. Cars that are not protected will rust noticeably and front springs have been known to break. Kia has a cure for this if your car is still under warranty. I'm very familiar with all Kia cars as I have a part time job driving for a local franchise. The Ceed (all models ) is probably our most reliable car. Its unlikely to leave you stranded on the side of the road old or new. Go for the newest model you can afford especially if there's still some of the 7 year warranty remaining. Our facelift model is now out of warranty and would be very cheap on the used car market. We will keep it as its reliable and cheap to run. Its performance is not in the hot hatch category but it will press on when pushed and has pretty decent handling and will take four people in relative comfort. As a load carrier the rear seats all fold down easily so its carrying capacity is very good. To sum up it's reliable if not overly exciting transport. This is the same car as seen on old episodes of Top Gear as the reasonably priced car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6CRDi 2

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is my second Kia, the first being a Carens. The Cee'd was just under a year old when we bought it. I use it for work and pleasure. I achieve around 50-55 mpg around town but have had 59.2 on a long run. It is spacious and comfortable in the front. The boot is large and the engine is responsive on acceleration. Service costs through Kia dealers is expensive but they don't all charge the same amount and I recently used a local garage that did not affect my warranty and paid £154 for the 40,000 mile service. I would certainly purchase another Kia. The only problem that I have had was last week when I needed to replace the fuel filter which is apparently a common occurrence on modern diesels with 50k miles on the clock.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

59
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...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Never had a problem
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38.3
Tell us what you think about your car?
No trouble at all.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49
Tell us what you think about your car?
...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Tell us what you think about your car?
It has not been a problem, just gets serviced as required
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

69
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems to date
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent for starting, driving, space inside, cheap to run, reliable for starting even in cold weather.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60
Tell us what you think about your car?
only one problem, so far, with a badly routed wire
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
suffered 1 small electrical earth fault. brake master cylinder replaced and the drivers sunvisor replaced twice but still does not stay up properly. the ICE had to be replaced due to a fault
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
small issues with things breaking but nothing to stop the vehicle from being driven
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very practical and comfortabel
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent value for money
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

ls, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Rleiable, solidly built, excellent auto change, accellerates well, slightly bumpy ride, niggly fault with rear view mirror rattling...fixed under warranty.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good value.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Ecodynamics, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The kia has been a revelation. Good performance and yet still very economical. It has never given me any problems at all. The supplying dealer was great to do business with. Definitely the best motoring decision i have made for years.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

LS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3 SW, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Far higher quality and build than the badge image suggests. The facelift cee'd is a great car for the money. I've previously owned premium brands like merc, bmw, volvo, saab and range rover. We're now own two new kia's and just as happy with these.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

LS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Love my c'eed, my makes take 'mick' as it's a kia and i'm 25 but it has everything i want and does everything very well. Badge snobs don't know what they are missing out on!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Crd2, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car.Very Happy with it. Most passengers very impressed .
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Generally good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

CRDi 3, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Perfect!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Value for money
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car at a good price
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sw7, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is my second ceed, and they have both been exellent cars .i have had no problems whatsoever.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

LS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
A great car - no regrets in buying. Far better than peugeot 307 it replaced
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

ls, 1.6litre to 1.9litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is a dynamic drive, enjoyable in a way my two toyotas never were. Smart clean lines, wellbuilt. My next car will definitely be a kia.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60
Tell us what you think about your car?
Generally very good. Had a wheel bearing failure and windscreen washer stop working. Other than that, no issues.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
no problems with it nat all
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Starter motor failerd within the first nine months.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
So far it has lived up to its reputation, the only problems have been caused by poor servicing at the main dealer, the car itself is robust and reliable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's100% reliable. Always starts 1st time. Only needs routine services.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
Aside from a problem with the suspension when the car was about a year old, it has run perfectly well with no faults.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

gs, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A really good car. Gives you the feeling that it's well designed and built and that the 7 year warranty won't be needed to be used much. It has a few rough edges but is great value for money. Passengers are pleasantly surprised at the room and comfort. Engine oil level never moves and it averages well over 50 mpg so really inexpensive motoring.
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