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

78%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 54reviews
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  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics (7 cases)
  • Other (7 cases)
  • Electrics, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Suspension (7 cases)
  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
no issues with the car, starts first time very time no matter the whether, runs smoothly and is a dream to drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Owned car 8 months. So far no problems.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Owned car 8 months. So far too early to tell.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent, so much better than the VW I had previously
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Had no particular issues so far, and there is a 7 year warranty

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

61
Review
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Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Been 100% reliable no problems.Only a set of wiper blades needed.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The cars mpg of 35 is not bad considering I travel mostly in London and travel a total of 10 miles to work every week.Had a recent hit and run and the cost of a rear light cluster of Ł45 was a lot less then expected.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Brilliant, just as expected

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
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.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Love it.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good value transport!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Great so far, ealy days i suppose

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
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 ! !

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Super quality and spec for a very price.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
At its best when driven enthusiastically- and amazingly good fun when it is.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Good value for the money, good build quality for the price.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
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!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
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.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A safe, comfortable,economical and practical car which i would recommend to others.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Reliable, comfortable and reasonable to run. The brand is not important to me; i'm looking for value for money

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Superb combination of practicality, economy space and comfort.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent value for money,good to own and having a good local dealer helps

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
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

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
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.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

LS, 1.6litre to 1.9litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good car, very practical, reliable and easy to drive. Also much quicker than i expected for a 1.6.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 petrol auto

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
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.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Very reliable, a car you can depend on.
Performance
Rapid enough when pushed
Running Cost
Very reasonable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6CRDi 2

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
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.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Superb, only let me down once and that was a consumable part that would normally be picked up on a service which is due in 2 months.
Performance

5 out of 5

Punchy enough. Acceleration is there when you want it. At the end of the day it is a family saloon not a Ford Focus ST. It does what it says on the tin.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Excellent returning 50 - 55mpg around town.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

59
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Never had a problem
Running Cost

4 out of 5

No complaints dealers service charges reasonable mpg not as stated but still good on long runs.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38.3
Review
No trouble at all.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Only expenditure has been on two tyres, plus petrol, one major service at circa Ł250 and an MOT

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
It has not been a problem, just gets serviced as required
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Two new tires, & fuel in it nothing else.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

69
Review
No problems to date
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Diesel - gets about 69mph, 7 year warranty.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
Excellent for starting, driving, space inside, cheap to run, reliable for starting even in cold weather.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very cheap for fuel, parts and servicing

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60
Review
only one problem, so far, with a badly routed wire
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Ideal for a 1.4cc

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
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
Running Cost

3 out of 5

no way does the economy come close to matching the published figure or what I have achieved from higher powered diesels

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
small issues with things breaking but nothing to stop the vehicle from being driven
Running Cost

4 out of 5

acceptable fuel costs ,but servicing expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very practical and comfortabel

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent value for money

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Rleiable, solidly built, excellent auto change, accellerates well, slightly bumpy ride, niggly fault with rear view mirror rattling...fixed under warranty.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good value.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
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.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
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.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
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!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car.Very Happy with it. Most passengers very impressed .

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Generally good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Perfect!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Value for money

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car at a good price

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is my second ceed, and they have both been exellent cars .i have had no problems whatsoever.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A great car - no regrets in buying. Far better than peugeot 307 it replaced

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ls, 1.6litre to 1.9litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
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.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60
Review
Generally very good. Had a wheel bearing failure and windscreen washer stop working. Other than that, no issues.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very frugal, cheap to tax and long warranty.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
no problems with it nat all
Performance

4 out of 5

does what I want it ro
Running Cost

4 out of 5

very cheap

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Starter motor failerd within the first nine months.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

MPG is nowwhere near as advised before purchase. I have complained to the dealer and to Kia, both told me it was my hard luck.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
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.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel consumption is not bad but not quite as good as claimed.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
It's100% reliable. Always starts 1st time. Only needs routine services.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

After 18months of ownership it's only needed diesel and service.( just like my previous one.)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Aside from a problem with the suspension when the car was about a year old, it has run perfectly well with no faults.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Economic on fuel, fairly priced dealer servicing, but still comfortable and nippy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
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.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Stop start needs to work better in winter

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Despite the lack of a major brand badge my kia ceed has met my expectations of matching a similar vw/audi model. The audio and steering controls work brilliantly, the dash and dials look great, the ipod connection is a great bonus too. Dealer experience has been good so far and 7 year warranty is another bonus. The only real item i miss is a bluetooth phone connection that is available on later models

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A good reliable car that doea what is expected from it

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

sc1, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
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Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cee'd 3, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Overall i am very impressed, i did not expect the cee'd to be as good as it is.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Quite a good car for the money and more reliable than previous cars i have owned. The long warranty is a godsend! Fuel economy is nowhere near the official figures and servicing costs are more expensive than average. Gearbox is clunky when cold and brakes make a grinding noise when cold. The design and layout suits me perfectly and insurance and road tax are very reasonable. This is my first kia and probably won`t be my last.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cee'd SW 1.6 CRDi LS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Only had it a few weeks, but all is good so far. Five years ago i wouldn't even have considered a kia; this time, the cee'd sw was top of my list.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Eco Dynamic (2), 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
The car is comfortable to drive, more so than i thought. I really don't think the car should have 6 gears, with only 89bhp it really does struggle. I have even looked at getting an ecu chip for it as it really does not pull well in gears. Although we were needing something that would do more mpg than our 2005 civic vtec sport (old shape) it just isn't pokey enough and really isn't any fun to drive.I Don't expect blistering speeds just a bit of go would be nice from time to time! I do however like the look of the car and heating is great and seating is comfortable both front and rear. Mpg so far is good 54mpg can't complain at that am sure this will improve as the miles go on - only 1200 so far! The boot, i feel is very spacious and is more than ample for the size of car and especially for what we use it for. Window washers are situated under the top of the bonnet and even in these temperatures rarely freeze which is great! Overall slightly less than average in my eyes it really is just the 89bhp that lets it down i think kia have really tried to go over the top eco with this car it just doesnt quite come off for them!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Does everyting that could reasonably be expected of a car. Rides and handles as well, if not better than more "established" models from major european manufacturers. The amount of kit that comes as standard is a bonus (as is a 7 year warrenty), but means that it is around 25% cheaper than simalarly specced rivals.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
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Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Amazing value, as well built as a luxury german saloon. Easy to drive, brilliantly practical and 64mpg on a long journey. Kia has come a long way and my c'eed estate rivals an octavia in every respect

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love my kia cee'd 1.6crdi '3' automatic !!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
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Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good value

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Exceeds all expectations. Very high build quality on facelift ceed - better than focus and in many ways better than the golf. Performance is amazing from a 1.6 diesel. A little noisy at high motorway speeds, but still quieter than a focus. It looks classy and only let down by the kia badge on the front! In the past i've owned £50k cars (like new range rover sport) and i'm just as happy in my ceed sw!!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
The ceed is a good looking well equipped car with a seven year warranty that is a cheaper alternative to it's rivals i.e ford vauxhall etc.I Would not hesitate in having another one

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent value for money. High spec. Surprisingly good performance for a 1.6 diesel. Feels like a 2.0 or 2.2 litre. Very economical, if right foot is restrained. Plenty of legroom front and back, and excellent load carrying capabilities. This is my second new kia cee'd sw estate in 3 years.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good economical,cheap to run, practical car

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

ls, 1.6litre to 1.9litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
After sales very poor, been told i will have to pay for rattles to be sorted out. Gearbox problems have to see if it gets better ? Or worse, don't know if i will have to pay for it

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

3 1.6 CRDI (113bhp)

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49
Review
Back in April 2015 I purchased a 2010 Kia Ceed 3 with the 1.6 diesel engine (I went for the 113bhp version simply because I wanted that extra power) . My current job involves me doing over 25000 miles per year so I wanted something that was cheap to run, maintain, tax and insure but at the same time be reliable. When I bought this car I was concerned that this thing would simply not be able to cover the distance without suffering some reliability issues, and was half expecting within a few months it would be replaced for something German. Over a year later and this car has not given me one single issue, it has quite simply been rock solid. At no point has this car worried me in the slightest. If I was the likes of Ford, Vauxhall, Citroen, Peugeot I would be really worried because I cannot see a reason why you would buy any of the above (Don’t forget the Kia 7 Year Warranty). Don’t get me wrong this car is not going to win awards for best in class for style and it does not set your heart on fire when you throw it into a bend but it is all in all a great car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
I have not had any problems with it starting

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
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Running Cost

3 out of 5

Whilst it has a 7 year warranty, the cost of servicing is pretty expensive. That being said, I often get Ł10 MOT from the main dealer which cancels out the extra cost of the services.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38.6
Review
Fault free
Running Cost

4 out of 5

For the town driving we do the economy and overall costs are very good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48.5
Review
To date have never had an issue, apart from a few creaks and rattles
Running Cost

3 out of 5

MPG poor

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

52
Review
It is a very economic car, good value for money paid and well appointed
Running Cost

5 out of 5

I still have 6 years of the kia warranty left

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
No faults at all in over 3 years of ownership
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Low apart from road tax at Ł130

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

70
Review
No issues since purchased
Running Cost

5 out of 5

more than advertised MPG

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
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Running Cost

3 out of 5

SERVICING VERY EXPENSIVE

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34.9
Review
Within 8,000 miles the starter motor broke and within 16,000 an issue arose with the accelerator
Running Cost

2 out of 5

For a diesel, it is pathetic and atleast 15 miles per gallon worse than the average advertised MPG, and I am no boy racer, so this is hugely disappointing.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review