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The Top Gear car review: Kia Ceed
Running costs and reliability
As we’ve mentioned before, the new WLTP testing procedure is causing all sorts of problems for manufacturers because they simply can’t get the tests done in time for all the cars being launched. And Kia is no different.
What we do know is that running costs are similar to rivals. The diesel is the eco champion with 74.3mpg and 99g/km, but if you don’t do huge numbers of miles in a year, you won’t go wrong with the petrols. Even the thirstiest 1.4 should still do approaching 500 miles to a tank.
As with every other Kia, the new Ceed comes with a seven-year warranty. Kia Care is also available, which is a series of service plans so that you have a bit more certainty about your costs going forwards. Kia has also added a new seventh service to the package, so you can cover the services for the length of the warranty.