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Kia Ceed SW running costs and reliability

2007 - 2012 (change model)
Running costs rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

Written by Chris Ebbs Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 9 June 2022

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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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 40 - 62 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.
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Kia residual values have improved greatly in recent years and the seven year warranty helps as buyers are willing to pay a little extra for the peace of mind it provides. All the models are efficient, the petrol averages 44mpg while both the high and low power versions of the CRDi return 60mpg.

The 1.6-litre diesel emits 122g/km of CO2, which is impressively low for a car of this size, although it’s not as cheap to tax as the hatchback version. It performs well on the economy front though, returning 61mpg in everyday driving. The 1.6-litre petrol performs adequately (though not spectacularly) with 151g/km emissions and around 44mpg. The EcoDynamics model – with Kia Intelligent Stop and Go system – was introduced in late 2009 and is the greenest model with emissions of 119g/km and impressive economy of 62mpg.

The Cee’d SW is assembled in Kia’s European factory, where build quality standards are very high. No major problems have so far been reported but anything will be covered by the unbeatable seven year warranty – a demonstration of the faith that Kia has in its build quality.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £35 - £240
Insurance group 13 - 22
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