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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Kia Ceed safety features include stability control, anti-lock brakes, emergency brake assist, hill assist control to prevent roll-back and Kia's Emergency Stop Signal that flashes the brake lights when the system thinks the driver is making an emergency stop. Six airbags – front, front side and full-length curtain - are standard.

The Ceed is also fitted with collapsible headlamps, a stiffer lower bumper lip and shock-absorbing structures in the bonnet and its hinges.

The body has been constructed using high-strength steel and the Ceed fared well in Euro NCAP crash tests, attaining five stars overall and high scores for both adult and child occupant protection.

WKia Ceed practicality is quite impressive and one of the Ceed’s key attributes.

The second generation Ceed has grown compared to the previous model. It is longer by 50mm making more space inside the car. The longer Ceed means that passengers in the rear have 21mm more legroom in the back and 12mm more headroom. There are more than enough cubbies in which to keep odds and ends and the door pockets are of a decent size.

The Ceed has a loadspace of 380 litres (that’s an increase of 40 litres more than the previous generation). This additional bootspace means the Ceed beats its rivals in the battle for the biggest loadspace. The Kia Ceed’s loadbay has 64 litres more than Ford’s Focus, 30 litres more than the Mazda3, 28 litres more than the VW Golf and two litres more than Hyundai’s i30. If you need extra carrying capacity then fold the rear seats and the luggage space expands to 1,318 litres of space, which is around 200 litres more than the Ford Focus.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia Ceed Hatchback (12-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels

1 equipment

1 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
1 optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Service indicator

2 equipment

2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
2 optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

3 equipment

3 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
3 optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Service indicator

4 equipment

4 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
4 optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Service indicator

4 Tech equipment

4 Tech standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
4 Tech optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
GT Line optional equipment
None available

GT-Line equipment

GT-Line standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
GT-Line optional equipment
None available

GT-Line S equipment

GT-Line S standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
GT-Line S optional equipment
None available

SR7 equipment

SR7 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
SR7 optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels

VR7 equipment

VR7 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
VR7 optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels