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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 42 - 72 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 cee’d Sportswagon running costs should prove impressively low thanks to efficient engines, high standards of reliability, a comprehensive seven year warranty and inexpensive parts and servicing. The most economical version of the Sportswagon, the 1.4-litre CRDi, is claimed to average 67.3mpg and emit 109g/km of CO2. That means cheap fuel bills and low road tax costs.

Kia has built an good reputation for reliability and customers should have few problems with their cee’d Sportswagon. Bedsides a reassuring transferrable seven year/100,000 mile warranty; each Kia comes with a 12 year anti-perforation warranty, meaning rust won’t be a concern, while the paintwork is covered for five years. One year’s worth of Europe-wide roadside assistance is also included.

Further helping keep running costs predictable and minimal are two Kia “Care” packages. These offer fixed-price servicing for three or five years. Both packages are transferrable to a new owner if the vehicle is sold.

With a line-up consisting of small diesel engines, claimed by Kia to be advanced and highly efficient, Kia cee’d Sportswagon emissions are low and its economy high. The cleanest engine available in the range is the 1.4-litre CRDi diesel which emits 109g/km of CO2. The more powerful 1.6-litre CRDi engine emits 116g/km of CO2. Both of these come with Kia’s Stop & Go stop/start system a six-speed manual transmission.

Those looking for an automatic will notice a hefty hike in their road tax or company car tax bills, however: Kia’s 1.6-litre CRDi automatic churns out 149g/km of CO2. Average economy is rated at 67.3mpg, 64.2mpg and 50.4mpg respectively. In the real world it’s more likely that you’ll see between 40 and 60mpg from manual versions of the Sportswagon.

Customers should have little to worry about when it comes to Kia cee’d Sportswagon reliability. The previous generation of cee’d proved itself to be reliable and durable, with few problems, and considerable development has been carried out since then. Buyer confidence should be futher bolstered by the car’s substantial seven year/100,000 mile warranty, 12 year anti-perforation warranty and five year paint warranty.

Even if something does go wrong there’s a good Kia dealer network, meaning you shouldn’t have to travel far to get your car repaired or maintained. Kia parts and servicing costs are also relatively inexpensive.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £165
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Insurance group 6 - 16
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