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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 46 - 78 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Kia says fuel economy has been improved by an average of 4% across the range so business or high mileage drivers will probably opt for the 129bhp 1.6 diesel model with its official combined figure of 76mpg. Even in real-world terms that should see you getting 60mpg-plus. Kia Ceed running costs were very affordable when the car was introduced in 2007. This latest version will be no different.

Also available for Kia Ceed car buyers is an optional three or five year service package which is competitively priced and set at a fixed cost for the full three or five years covering either the first three services – either 36 months or 30,000 miles or the first five services – either 60 months or 50,000 miles.

The most popular engine is likely to be the 129bhp 1.6 diesel that emits 97g/km of CO2 which means your car is free to tax. Kia Ceed emissions are low and should also broaden the car's appeal to company car drivers after a lower-priced Benefit-in-Kind tax price.

Kia Ceed reliability should be very good considering the car also comes with a seven-year warranty showing that Kia has the utmost of faith that its products will be reliable. The previous generation of the Ceed was largely problem-free and we expect the new Kia Ceed reliability to be better.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £165
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Insurance group 6 - 15
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