Kia Road Tests

The old Kia Carens was a decent enough vehicle. Roomy, pleasant, reasonable to drive and at very fair prices.
Sat, 07 Oct 2006
MPVs are still the choice of many family buyers so can the Carens compete with the likes of the Ford C-MAX?
Thu, 25 Apr 2013
There's no ifs and buts with the new Ceed, it really is as good as rivals such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
Tue, 24 Jul 2018
The facelifted Cee'd gets Improvements in economy and reductions in CO2.
Sat, 26 Sep 2009
While not offering the outright best driving dynamics in the small hatch class, the Kia Cee’d is one of the better cars in its sector.
Tue, 22 May 2012
It’s said it takes three generations to make a gentleman, so this latest Ceed should earn a place among the small hatch aristocracy.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
The estate version of the Cee'd - badged SW by Kia - offers plenty of boot space for not a lot of cash.
Sat, 13 Oct 2007
It might sound like something overtly sporty, but the Cee’d Sportswagon - to give it its full name - is actually Kia’s stylish family estate.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012
Just like the closely-related Hyundai Kona Electric, the Kia e-Niro is causing ripples in the electric car world.
Tue, 04 Dec 2018
It might look like any other crossover, but the Kia Niro is a hybrid, much like a Toyota Prius.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016
The Kia Optima is a spacious and well equipped saloon that has plenty of appeal for families and company car drivers.
Wed, 11 Jan 2012
The Kia Optima is one of the best saloons you've probably never heard of. But that doesn't mean you should overlook it.
Mon, 07 Mar 2016
Alongside the diesel, Kia is now introducing a PHEV version of the Optima saloon.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016
In the fine tradition of sexing up the estate car, Kia calls the Optima-based estate a ‘Sportswagon’.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016
As a cheap to run and easy to drive runabout, the Picanto makes a lot of sense.
Sat, 28 Feb 2004
This Picanto is a big step forward and feels as good as many larger hatchbacks, particularly from behind the wheel
Tue, 17 May 2011
If you want a small, fun, affordable car the Picanto is probably the next best thing after a Volkswagen Up.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017
Since the Picanto went on sale in 2011 some impressive new rivals have arrived on the scene. Does it still stack up?
Wed, 23 Sep 2015
The Pro_Cee'd is a handsome car that adds a sporting tone to Kia’s mid-size car, with the performance to back it up in GT guise.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015
Kia has introduced a three-door 'coupe' version of the Cee'd - is it genuinely sporty?
Sun, 27 Jan 2008
There’s no arguing about the space, quality and amount of standard equipment for those in the front of the Pro_Cee’d,
Tue, 12 Mar 2013
We revisit Kia's sportiest model to see how well it copes with UK roads - is it worth £20,000?
Fri, 17 Apr 2015
Slotting between the hatch and the estate, the ProCeed is a sleek, five-door shooting brake, with a 594-litre boot.
Tue, 22 Jan 2019
As a basic and cheap to run hatchback, the Rio offers a lot, but does it lag too far behind the competition?
Sat, 24 Sep 2005
The Kia Rio might not be the most entertaining or exciting car on sale, but there is no denying its value-for-money credentials.
Sun, 21 Aug 2011
There’s nothing groundbreaking about the Kia Rio – but that’s no bad thing. If you want simple, honest transport then it fits the bill perfectly.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017
Additional trim levels and a new eight-speed automatic make Kia’s seven-seat SUV an even more compelling choice.
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
The rugged Sorento is cheap but makes a great choice for towing a caravan.
Tue, 11 Feb 2003
With the new Sorento, Kia is aiming to re-invent its big SUV as a more premium car with a sleeker design and better road manners.
Sat, 30 Jan 2010
Kia has revised and facelifted the Sorento with improvements in economy plus changes to the ride and handling.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012
The Sorento epitomises Kia’s progress over the past 10 years. What was once a drab, unsophisticated SUV is now as well-made as any of the competition.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015
With its quirky boxy styling, the Soul certainly stands out. But it's also a very practical family car.
Tue, 24 Feb 2009
While the second generation Kia Soul may look similar to the original Soul, it’s actually much improved under the skin.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014
Kia has come a long way in the past few years and its Sportage is a model it hopes will change people's views of the brand.
Fri, 18 Feb 2005
There's a lot going for the new Sportage. Firstly, the engines are a massive improvement over what was previously available.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016
Since the latest Kia Sportage came in 2016, it's become the firm's best-selling car in the UK.
Tue, 24 Jul 2018
The Kia Stinger is not an obvious choice and might take a bit of explaining to people who don’t quite get what it’s all about.
Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Kia Stonic is a sensible and safe compact crossover that promises years of hassle free, low cost ownership.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Practicality and ease-of-use were obviously top priorities for the designers behind the Kia Venga.
Wed, 27 Jan 2010
Based on the Ceed hatchback, the XCeed is positioned between the Stonic and Sportage in size.
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
Kia's added another crossover to its range. The XCeed sits between the Stonic and Sportage, with rivals ranging from the Ford Focus Active to the BMW X2.
Thu, 05 Sep 2019

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