The Kia Ceed is high up on Auto Express’ top 10 list of best hatchbacks, and deserves to be on the shortlist of anyone in the market for an accomplished family car. Good to look at and a pleasure to drive, the Ceed is also fuel-efficient, impressively spacious and very comfortable to travel in.
An attractive five-door body – which rides on eye-catching 16-inch alloy wheels – allows easy access to the Ceed’s cabin and luggage compartment. Inside, the driver is provided with a height-adjustable seat, making it easy to establish a comfortable position. There’s plenty of leg and headroom for up to five occupants, which means that even rear-seat travellers benefit from the roomy interior. There are plenty of well-placed cubby spaces throughout the cabin, so keeping an eye on personal possessions is no problem at all. The vehicle possesses a 395-litre boot too, which offers greater space than the Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf. With 60/40 split-folding rear seats flipped, cargo capacity increases to a more-than-useful 1,291-litres.
A fine range of engine choices allows you to get the best out of the Ceed. For instance, a 1.6-litre 134bhp diesel unit ensures that the car returns an impressive 78.5mpg (combined) figure and produces CO2 emissions as low as 94g/km. If pace and potency is more your style, a 1.6-litre 201bhp petrol engine enables the Ceed to go from 0-60mph in a little more than seven seconds and achieve a top speed of 143mph.
A Euro NCAP five-star crash-test rating indicates that the Kia Ceed is an extremely safe vehicle. An array of driver aids is included, such as Electronic Stability Control and Anti-lock Braking System, each of which substantially minimises the risk of skidding on slippery surfaces. Multiple airbags, seatbelt reminders and ISOFIX child-seat attachments feature too, the latter helping to secure the most precious cargo of all.
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