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Our Fleet: Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDI 3 Ecodynamics

Kia
BIK List Price
£20,040
Kia Cee'd BIK list price
BIK Percentage
15%
Kia Cee'd BIK Percent
CO2
100g/km
Kia Cee'd CO2
Combined MPG
74.3
Kia Cee'd MPG

Review

The first thing that struck me about the Kia Ceed when it joined our fleet last month was the amount of technology it packed in.

Among the standard features are a seven-inch sat-nav screen with European mapping, reversing sensors, reversing camera, cornering lights and electric folding door mirrors.

That wouldn’t be impressive if we were testing the range topping 4 Tech but our long termer is the 3 – two trim levels below the most expensive.

What the 4 Tech adds is parallel park assist system with front, as well as rear, parking sensors, xenon lights and a panoramic sunroof.

This technology doesn’t come cheap – our test car has a P11D price of £20,040 – but that’s competitive with other models in this sector.

It’s worth noting that my previous test car – a Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI Executive SE – didn’t have electric folding door mirrors or a reversing camera as standard despite its £28,000 price tag.

It also feels like Kia has given thought to practicalities such as where the driver might want to plug in an iPod. A number of cars have the USB port in the glove box or in a storage compartment between the front seats, but in the Ceed it is in a convenient cubby hole, beneath the sat-nav.

The new Ceed is roomier than its predecessor with 21mm more rear legroom and 12mm more headroom. It has a generous 380-litre boot. 

Top Speed
122mph
Kia Cee'd Top Speed
VED band
A
Kia Cee'd Ved
Fuel Type
Diesel
Kia Cee'd Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £5,775
4 Year 80k : £4,375
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 35.21
4 Year 80k : 31.52

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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