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KIA Ceed Sportswagon (2018–)

Last updated 13 February 2019

Dimensions
Length 4600 mm
Width -
Height 1465 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Boot Space 625–1694 L

Full specifications

Interior

As small estates go, the Ceed Sportswagon is one of the bigger ones with 625 litres of space. As a comparison, the Golf Estate has 605 litres while a Ford Focus Estate is considerably smaller with 575 litres.

It's not just the size that's useful either. The opening is usefully wide and the low load lip means lugging heavy things in isn't too backbreaking.

All models get an underfloor box to secure or hide smaller items, as well as a tonneau cover and a bag hook so your balsamic vinegar won't roll around the boot floor. The rear seats fold down (almost flat) to create a usefully big load area too while 3 models get handles in the boot that let you fold down the seats instead of having to lean in from the doors. 

It's the quality of the Ceed Sportswagon that impresses. There's lots of soft touch materials and it's all well finished with a feeling that it's a car designed to last. Standard 2 models are a little drab to look at but go up the range and you get more visually appealing piano black trim as shown in our pictures here. All models get a leather steering wheel and gear lever too.

There's decent space in the back with better headroom and legroom than the previous model, helped by the lower positioned rear seats, although there's not as much space here as in a Skoda Octavia Estate.

The front seats are comfortable and reasonably supportive with 3 trim models getting electrically adjustable lumbar support. The driving position is good too with lots of adjustment in the seat and steering column.

The Ceed Sportswagon gets a clear 7-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dash as standard which comes with a reversing camera along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It's a very easy to use system and one of the best we've come across in terms of clarity. If you go for a 3 model or above you get a larger 8-inch screen that includes TomTom navigation.

A wireless smartphone charger, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outer rear seats and keyless entry all come on First Edition models.

Standard equipment from launch:

Grade 2 models are fitted with cruise control with speed limiter, air conditioning, an alarm system, front wiper de-icer, electric windows all-round and automatic headlight control. Other features include 16-inch alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts, front fog lights, projection headlights and cornering lights, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors in body colour, a high gloss black front grille, chrome window surrounds and LED rear lights. Inside, there’s black premium cloth seat trim, a leather trimmed steering wheel, gearshift and hand brake and a rear centre armrest. A seven-inch touchscreen audio display is provided, along with a reversing camera system with dynamic guidelines, DAB radio, Bluetooth with voice recognition and music streaming Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility with voice control. Safety includes Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA).

Grade 3 adds 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and rain sensing front wipers, in addition to black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters and power lumbar support for the front seats. An eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and traffic messaging channel is provided alongside Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom Live. Other equipment includes dual-zone automatic air conditioning, electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and rear parking sensors, in addition to a 4.2-inch supervision colour cluster display, a USB fast charger in the front centre console and a dual-tone horn. The central fascia is in high gloss black, while the interior door handles have a satin chrome finish. Manual gearbox variants have the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system (FCA) upgraded to include pedestrian detection.

First Edition gets the Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) which integrates front and rear parking sensors with the ability to automatically park in parallel or perpendicular spaces, while smart cruise control with stop and go functionality and a Drive Mode Selector are featured when the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) is chosen. There’s black leather seats with contrast grey stitching, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outer rear seats and a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory. A wide electric tilt and slide sunroof with automatic roll blind also comes fitted along with LED bi-function headlights and cornering lights, an electronic parking brake, heated steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, smart entry system with engine start/stop button and an eight-speaker JBL premium sound system with wireless mobile phone charger. Extra safety systems include Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection.

List Price from £18,595
Buy new from £14,485
Contract hire from £165.30 per month
 

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