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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Kia Cee’d Sportswagon

Overall verdict
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.


A practical, useful, cheap alternative to a premium brand. Seven year warranty and good equipment levels are a bonus


Not as cheap as it used to be


What is it?

It’s a near premium-look alternative to more mundane Ford Focus and VW Golf estates. A good egg all round, then.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.6 CRDi ISG 2 5dr DCT
10.5s 109g/km 67.3 134 £21,940
The cheapest
1.6 CRDi ISG 1 5dr
10.1s 102g/km 72.4 134 £18,330
The greenest
1.6 CRDi ISG 1 5dr
10.1s 102g/km 72.4 134 £18,330
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