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KIA Reviews

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Good: Good looking seven-seat people carrier. Comes with seven year warranty. Practical cabin. Easy to drive.
Bad: Not as good to drive as a Ford C-MAX.
Good: Comes with Kia's seven-year warranty as standard. Rides and handles very well on standard Hankook Kinergy Eco tyres.
Bad: Far better on 15-inch wheels than on 17-inch wheels. Diesel is a bit too long geared.
Good: Great looking estate car that's also superb value. Huge boot. Useful economy.
Bad: Lots of road and engine noise. Not as rewarding to drive as some of its rivals. Engines are on the slow side.
Good: Petrol hybrid only crossover, smaller than the KIA Sportage. Designed to carry a full sized spare wheel.
Bad: Not on sale until late 2016. 89g/km not low enough to avoid London Congestion Charge.
Good: Slightly bigger Kia Optima is a slightly larger development of the previous car with more tech and even more legroom. Five star Euro NCAP rating.
Bad: Probably won't reach the UK until early 2016.
Good: Estate version of Optima offers long load deck and reasonable economy from 1.7 litre diesel engine.
Bad: Not arriving until late 2016.
Good: Excellent small car for the money. High quality and neatly designed interior. Great to drive and cheap to run.
Bad: Noisy on the motorway. Three-door 'Halo' automatic is pricey.
Good: Good-looking and well equipped as standard. GT model is sufficiently sporty to feel fun while 1.6-litre diesel engine is swift and frugal.
Bad: Long doors aren't ideal in narrow spaces. The Pro_Cee’d has the looks but is not a sporty drive unless you opt for the GT.
Good: Much more stylish than previous Rio. Upmarket interior. 1.1-litre chain cam diesel emits just 85g/km of CO2. Three-door from £9,995.
Bad: Not as impressively refined as a Volkswagen Polo. No standard DAB radio. Not particularly exciting to drive.
Good: Easy to drive. All-wheel drive as standard. Well-equipped. Capable tow car. Seven seats. Five star Euro NCAP rating.
Bad: KX-1 models lose some of the best equipment. Automatic has higher emissions than manual.
Good: Practical family car. High quality and attractive cabin. Easy to drive. Practical and reasonably spacious. Steers and handles decently on 17-inch wheels.
Bad: Looks aren't universally popular. Emissions and economy far from best in class. 18-inch wheels wreck the ride.
Good: Excellent new Sportage with better steering and handling than before, diesels down to 119g/km and an optional 1.6 petrol turbo that really lights it up.
Bad: Limited Edition at £32k is expensive for a Sportage.
Good: Spacious back seats and wide-opening doors. Easy to drive and park. Good visibility. Decent boot capacity.
Bad: Poor handling. Old-fashioned petrol engines.
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