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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: New Ceed gets an updated version of 1.0 T-GDI engine plus new fully independent suspension. Interior boasts large touchscreen.
Bad: Not arriving until mid 2018.
Good: Launched at Geneva Motor Show March 2018, new, smoother and slightly larger KIA Ceed Sportswagon offers 600 litres load space
Bad: European manufacturers are becoming increasingly alarmed at how good the Ceed now is.
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: Easy to drive. Impressive fuel economy and low running costs. Space for a family.
Bad: Base models don't get Android Auto or a touchscreen. Ride quality is sometimes unsettled over country roads.
Good: Well-equipped as standard. Spacious cabin. Low emissions. Excellent motorway cruiser. PHEV from September 2016. New 1.6 'U3' EU6d diesel and 180PS 1.6T GDI from 2018.
Bad: Engine choice initially limited to 1.7 diesel. Expanded to include 163PS 2.0GDI, 245PS 2.0T-GDI and 180PS 1.6T-GDI petrol engines.
Good: Great looking, spacious. High quality. Well-equipped. Good to drive and very reasonably priced. It’s easy to recommend. 3 petrol engines as well as new 'U3' EU6d compliant diesel from 2018.
Bad: GT versions don’t ride as well. Kia no longer makes ‘cheap’ cars – you’ll pay less for a Vauxhall.
Good: Surprisingly spacious cabin. Very good fun to drive. Affordable pricing.
Bad: Seats don't fold flat. Boot is small. Tyre repair kit instead of a spare wheel.
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: Practical and easy to drive. Enjoyable on a country road. Great 1.0 T-GDI engine. Good value. Long warranty.
Bad: Ride could be better in town. Some old-fashioned engine options.
Good: Easy to drive. All-wheel drive as standard. Well-equipped. Capable tow car. Seven seats. Five star Euro NCAP rating. Excellent 8-speed auto from 2018.
Bad: KX-1 models lose some of the best equipment. Old 7-speed 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. Very refined and relaxed at motorway speeds. Five star Euro NCAP rating. Good economy from 1.7 CRDi.
Bad: Top diesel engine with automatic gearbox is expensive new at £30,000.
Good: 365HP/510Nm 3.3-litre V6 offers 0-60 in 4.7 seconds and 168mph top speed. Outstanding level of standard equipment on £40,000 3.3 GT S. Undercuts German opposition spec for spec by £15,000 - £20,000.
Bad: The myth, prejudice and snobbery that continues to favour the Germans. No room for a spare wheel. Stinger's battery and significant electrics sit in a well under the load floor that could be vulnerable to water ingress.
Good: All controls intuitive and simple to use. Perky 120HP 1.0 petrol turbo or 110HP 1.6 diesel all with 6 speed transmission. Decent ride and handling. 7 year warranty.
Bad: Slightly higher priced than Hyundai Kona.
Good: Spacious back seats and wide-opening doors. Easy to drive and park. Good visibility. Decent boot capacity.
Bad: Not a sporty handler. Generally older generation petrol engines. Has not been significantly updated.
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