Kia cee'd Reviews

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Owner reviews

KIA NEW CEE'D reviews collected by Reevoo

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Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 893 reviews
10 out of 10


Warrington GB
Features are outstandindg
Confirmed purchase: 10 March 2014
8 out of 10


London GB
Value for money (£8k less than similarly spec'd VW Golf)
Spec/trim levels (1,2,3 etc make it easier to choose what you want)
Gadgets that you actually use (I thought heated steering wheel was a gimmick but I use it a lot)
Good looks compared to boring German generic interiors
Cabin is a nice place to be in and is very tactile
DCT auto gearbox is smooth
Lots of legroom for tall drivers & plenty of driving position adjustment
Lots of interior storage
7 year warranty
Engine is only 'okay' - performs better on motorway. Not a particularly engaging drive compared to some rivals.
Poor fuel economy (averaging about 30mpg)
Boot could not accommodate two medium sized suitcases.
Seats need to be more supportive.
Confirmed purchase: 08 March 2014
10 out of 10


Shifnal GB
Reviewer left no comment
Handbrake a bit difficult to get hold of as it's in a recess
Confirmed purchase: 08 March 2014
10 out of 10


Selby GB
Technology has moved on a pace since my last cee'd 3 Crdi. This VR7 version has slightly less power (1.4 against my former 1.6 diesel engine) but fuel economy and quietness of the engine is great. I slightly miss climate control and cruise control but - hey! - I never had those luxuries before! A lovely car to drive - and a great price! Buy one today! You won't regret it, especially with a 7 year (100,000 mile) warranty! You can't beat a KIA! I'm converted and this is my third cee'd!
Confirmed purchase: 07 March 2014
9 out of 10


Canterbury GB
Size of cabin and boot good specifications like remote mirrors locking and disc brakes all round
Information from dashboard clocks difficult to access or see clearly in daylight. Radio controls on steering wheel would be better on a stalk. Voice recognition system useless always does not understand commands.
Confirmed purchase: 05 March 2014
9 out of 10


Reviewer left no comment
No details of how to enter and save addresses in the satnav in the hand book
Confirmed purchase: 05 March 2014


Independent Reviews

Kia cee'd Honest John Review May 2012 There is no doubt that the new KIA cee’d for 2012 is a good-looking car. The styling simply works in the manner that an Audi A3 or a Vauxhall Astra are pleasing to the eye, yet clearly have a family resemblance to other cars from the same stable.
Look at the trademark ‘bow tie’ grille, the swept back headlights and coupe-like rake to the rear and it clearly bears a family resemblance to the KIA Picanto, KIA Rio, KIA Sportage and KIA Optima.
It’s not a forced look and it doesn’t make the cars impractical. 380 litres of boot space in the new cee’d is, for example, much more than the 277 litres in the current Focus. True, KIAs aren’t brilliant to reverse park in the rain, but you can’t have everything. (And you do get a reversing camera in top versions with built-in satnav.) 


Read full articleNew Kia cee'd Telegraph Review June 20th 2012

'Wow!” is not a word that has often reverberated around the cabin when somebody sits in a Kia car for the first time. But that, truly, was the sound I heard coming from my mouth when I got behind the wheel of the top-spec 1.6 CRDi version of the new Kia Cee’d. I was almost as surprised at myself as by the brazenly self-confident presence of this car. 

The rise of the Korean Kia/Hyundai group during the past 10 years is one of the world’s most dramatic and significant stories, with profound implications for the international balance in business, politics and economics. As with the Tata group of India, owners of Jaguar Land Rover, the planet has tilted on its axis under the weight of Kia/Hyundai’s ferocious, brilliantly orchestrated assault.

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