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Kia CEED SPORTSWAGON 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]

Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
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Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG52.30
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed118 mph
  • C02122 g/km
  • BHP118
  • Torque127 lbs/f
  • P11D25%

Review

There's a lot to like about the third generation Kia Ceed, but those looking for more of the good stuff will be attracted to the now-larger Sportswagon estate model. Offering 625-litres of luggage room with the rear seats upright, it's got space aplenty. Plus there's a new diesel engine, sharper looks, improved safety and updated media connectivity.

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The Sportwagon estate version of Kia's popular Ceed family hatch is a very competitive prospect, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Background

The discipline of turning a family hatchback into a modest estate car doesn't seem, on the face of it, to be too taxing an assignment but look back at some of the designs we've been offered down the years and there have been some proper horror scenes, vehicles that look like normal hatches being mounted by an amorous propagator. Examples include the weirdly broken-backed Citroen BX estate and the unhappy looking Fiat Croma estate. There's none of that here. Indeed, the Ceed Sportswagon has turned out to be quite an elegant thing. This time round, it loses the silly apostrophe in its name as well as the relatively cramped cargo area conditions that characterised the old model. And the better diesel and petrol engines on offer are much more up to date.

Driving Experience

The Ceed Sportswagon is a vehicle that builds on the hatchback's reputation for exceeding customer expectations. It's a Kia, so you might reasonably expect a few corners to be cut under the surface to make it that little bit more affordable, but check out the sophisticated multi link rear suspension and then look at the more rudimentary torsion beam rear ends of a Renault Megane Sport Tourer or a Vauxhall Astra Tourer Sports Tourer and consider who might have been making savings. The ride has been developed on Europe's wide variety of road surfaces, remaining comfortable while giving drivers the confidence of tighter body control under cornering and stability at higher speeds. Some of this tuning happened in the UK to ensure the Ceed performs well on our unique roads. Under the bonnet, petrol options include an updated version of Kia's popular 1.0-litre T-GDi engine, producing 118bhp, as well as a new 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit. Replacing the earlier 1.6-litre GDI unit, the new 'Kappa' 1.4-litre T-GDi powerplant produces 138bhp. In addition, this Ceed gets Kia's latest 'U3' diesel with 114bhp and 280Nm of torque. Every engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, while the 1.4-litre T-GDi and 1.6-litre CRDi engines are also available with Kia's seven-speed double-clutch transmission. There's also a plug-in model, which mates a 139hp 1.6-litre perol engine with an 8.9kWh battery pack and a 44.5kW electric motor.

Design and Build

Sharing near-identical dimensions to the five-door hatchback, this estate variant features a longer cargo area and rear overhang, plus a subtle tailgate spoiler. The rear overhang is extended by 115mm (now 1,070mm) compared to the previous model. At 4,600mm in overall length - 95mm longer than its predecessor - the new model offers significantly more cargo space. To be specific, the boot is 97-litres (18%) larger than the outgoing model, expanding to 625-litres in capacity - larger than most D-segment tourers in the next estate class up. The boot lip is also substantially lower - the lower lift-over height makes it easier to load heavier items into the boot. C-segment tourer customers' expectations go beyond cargo capacity, so Kia's designers have ensured versatility and usability are key strengths for the Ceed Sportswagon, making it one of the most practical cars in its class. The split-fold rear seats are fitted in a 40:20:40 configuration and can be folded remotely with a single touch from a lever just inside the tailgate. With the seats folded, the boot floor is completely flat. Every Ceed Sportswagon features an underfloor box to secure or hide smaller items, as well as a tonneau cover and a bag hook to prevent groceries and other items rolling around the load bay. Integrated roof rails are also fitted as standard to facilitate supplementary stowage.

Market and Model

It's interesting to see how Kia has managed the issue of rising costs. In order to make this model drive as well as its rivals and feel as well built as the better cars in the family hatch class, prices have had to go up. To the point where this Ceed Sportswagon doesn't really cost much less than competitors like, say, a Focus Estate or an Astra Sports Tourer. Prices start at around £20,000. To try and maintain value as a unique selling point, this has forced the Korean maker to include more standard equipment than rivals and forgo the potential revenue that might otherwise come via the sale of optional extras. That's why the Ceed Sportswagon includes a bunch of gear that you'd normally be ticking boxes for in many of its rivals. The key change this time round is the addition of much more safety technology. In addition to the car's seven standard airbags, included kit runs to High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Forward Collision Warning autonomous braking with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. Plus Kia's now moving into the realm of 'Level Two' autonomous driving technology. This MK3 Ceed is available with Lane Following Assist, which tracks vehicles in front of the vehicle in traffic, and identifies appropriate spaces in other lanes to move into safely to gain more ground in heavy congestion. It detects road markings to keep the Ceed in its lane on the motorway, and controls acceleration, braking and steering depending on the convoy of vehicles in front.

Cost of Ownership

No car in this sector can afford to go to market with second-rate economy and emissions figures. So how does this one fare with WLTP figures? The 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine delivers emissions rated at 128g/km and a combined cycle fuel figure of 50.4mpg. For the 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit with manual transmission, emissions are rated at 140g/km and 46.3mpg. What about Kia's frugal 'U3' diesel engine. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, this 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) unit uses Selective Catalytic Reduction active emissions control technology to significantly reduce emissions. Hence a reduction in particulate matter and Nox compared to earlier Kia diesel engines. And improved CO2 readings of course. With a six-speed manual transmission, the 114bhp version emits up to 122g/km of CO2 and 60.1mpg. Models fitted with the 134bhp version of this same diesel engine manage up to 130g/km and 56.5mpg. There's also a plug-in model, which mates a 139hp 1.6-litre petrol engine with an 8.9kWh battery pack and a 44.5kW electric motor. It's capable of 188.3mpg on the combined cycle and 33g/km of CO2. In its EV mode, the Kia Ceed Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid is capable of travelling up to 36 miles and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to recharge the battery pack to 100 per cent using a 3.3kW AC charger. Plus your Benefit-in-Kind taxation exposure will fall to just 10%. As usual, with all models there's also Kia's lengthy 7-year warranty as part of the deal.

Summary

Kia's Ceed Sportswagon is one of those sensible choices that you might just enjoy making. If you had your eye on the five-door hatch version but felt your growing family perhaps needed a little more room, it could be just about perfect. And even if you'd had no interest in Kia but came across one of these, you might just be tempted. For a start, most small estate cars are either deathly dull to look at, not especially spacious inside or inefficient to run. Or all three. This Kia is different. The styling's smart, the practicality's sufficient and the running costs are where they need to be. It feels of high quality inside too and is better equipped than comparable rivals. In summary, this model is yet further proof that not only has Kia closed the gap on many of its European rivals but has edged past many of them. If you're looking for a small estate car, it'd be wholly remiss to deny the Sportswagon a place on your short list.

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Driver Convenience
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian
3.5" supervision cluster display
8" colour touchscreen audio display
Apple car play/Android Auto with voice control
Bluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
Cruise control + speed limiter
Driver attention warning
Emergency stop signalling system
Lane keep assist
Motor driven power steering
Outside temperature gauge
Reversing camera with dynamic guide lines
Service interval indicator
Trip computer
Exterior Features
Solid paint
All-round Electric Windows with Front Auto Up & Down Function
Automatic headlights
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrors
Body colour exterior door handles
Body coloured rear spoiler
Chrome window surround
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front fog lights
Front wiper de-icer
Heated rear window with timer
High beam assist
High gloss black radiator grille
LED daytime running lights
LED High-mounted Brake Light
LED rear lights
Projection headlights with cornering lights
Rear wash/wipe
Roof rails
Tinted glass
Windscreen Washer Level Warning
Entertainment
6 speaker audio system
DAB Radio with MP3
Illuminated USB & aux ports
Steering wheel mounted controls
USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media Device
Interior Features
12V power socket in front console (x2)
3 x passenger assist grips
60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioning
All-round height adjustable headrests
Centre console storage box/armrest
Cloth door trim
Cupholders in centre console
Cupholders in rear armrest
Dash illumination dimmer switch
Driver & Front Passenger Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination & Ticket Holder
Driver's seat height adjuster
Dual Height Luggage Area Floor
Front and rear door storage
Front map light with sunglasses case
Front seatback pockets
Gear shift indicator
Headlining in Light grey
Illuminated ignition key hole
Interior door lock/unlock function
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
Leather handbrake
Leather steering wheel and gearshift
Luggage area light
Luggage area parcel shelf
Luggage hooks
Premium cloth upholstery
Rear centre armrest
Rear coat hooks
Silver Finish Interior Door Handle
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Safety
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)
All round 3-point seatbelts
Dual front side airbags
Electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)
Impact sensing auto door unlocking
Rear door child safety locks
Seatbelt reminder warning
Traction control
Twin Curtain Airbags
Twin front airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Alarm system
Engine Immobiliser & Deadlocks
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central door locking with fold away key
Speed sensitive auto door locking
Technical
Intelligent Stop and Go
Trim
Silver fascia trim
Wheels
16" alloy wheels
Tyre mobility kit
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.121
CO2 (g/km) 115
HC 0.024
NOx 0.022
Particles 0.0005
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 121
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 998
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 55.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 64.2
EC Urban (mpg) 45.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 46.3
WLTP - MPG - High 58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium 52.3
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 118
Coin Description GDi
Coin Series 2
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 8E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 10000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 7
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs) 10.9
Engine Power - BHP 118
Engine Power - KW 88
Engine Power - RPM 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 127
Engine Torque - MKG 17.5
Engine Torque - NM 172
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 118
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1465
Length 4600
Wheelbase 2650
Width 1800
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 1840
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1694
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 625
Max. Loading Weight 506
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1200
Minimum Kerbweight 1334
No. of Seats 5

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £193.53 p/m £3.49 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £204.72 p/m £4.15 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £212.19 p/m £4.59 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £228.07 p/m £17.07 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £243.96 p/m £25.14 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £257.09 p/m £31.56 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £270.90 p/m £44.38 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £170.39 p/m £3.44 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £180.18 p/m £8.40 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £186.71 p/m £11.71 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £203.02 p/m £17.39 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £217.42 p/m £31.20 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £228.95 p/m £41.90 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £240.46 p/m £57.54 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £164.96 p/m £8.87 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £173.70 p/m £13.08 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £179.53 p/m £15.89 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £192.28 p/m £26.60 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £203.93 p/m £41.51 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £213.05 p/m £55.06 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £223.97 p/m £65.57 p/m
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Premium paint £580.00
Special paint £260.00
Packs
Advanced Driver Assistance Pack - Ceed 2/2 Nav £250.00
Paintwork
Premium paint - Cosmos blue £580.00
Premium paint - Dark penta metal £580.00
Premium paint - Fusion white £580.00
Premium paint - Infra red £580.00
Premium paint - Lunar silver £580.00
Premium paint - Phantom black £580.00
Solid - Copper stone FOC
Special paint - Arctic White £260.00
Trim
Premium cloth - Black FOC
* option prices shown are estimated