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Kia Ceed

(2018 - present)

The Kia Ceed is a medium-sized family car, available as a five-door hatchback or estate (called the Sportswagon). The current model is the third generation and was launched in 2018.

The Ceed has received mostly positive scores from the UK motoring media, with the top-spec GT model generally scoring better than the rest of the range. The Ceed has been particularly praised for its value for money and driving dynamics, however prices get expensive quite quickly as you go up the range to the GT.

There is a sleeker, sportier estate vehicle called the ProCeed and a crossover-style vehicle called the XCeed. We are building separate pages for both of these, so check back soon.

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Body style: Five-door hatch and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £18,300 on-road

Launched: Summer 2018
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 4 stars
Date tested: July 2019









The Kia Ceed has two separate Euro NCAP safety ratings. Lower-specification models do not get as much safety equipment as standard, so they get a four-star rating as shown above. Higher-specification models get an additional Advanced Driving Assistance Pack (available on most lower-spec models at additional cost), which earns them a five-star rating. This also bumps up the Vulnerable Road Users rating from 52% to 68%, and the Safety Assist Rating from 68% to 73%.

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Kia Ceed has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic. It is due to resume in the second half of the year.

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