Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Cee'd was Kia's first car to get a five-star Euro NCAP rating so the SW should be equally as safe. It has dual front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, Isofix child seat anchor points and active head restrains which help support the driver and front passenger’s necks to prevent whiplash injuries. The only let-down is that electronic stability control - which helps the driver to keep control of the car in a skid - was originally only optional on the top model.

However, following the Cee'd's facelifted in 2009, ESC is now standard on the 3 and optional on all other trim levels.

The Cee'd SW is significantly roomier than the hatchback model, offering 534 litres of boot space (with the seats in place) compared to 340 litres. That's more than most alternatives, in fact it's not far short of the latest Ford Mondeo Estate - one of the biggest estates around. The boot opening itself offers great access. The tailgate hinges are located on the top (as opposed to the edge) of the roof, which means the tailgate is completely out of the way when opened.

Underneath the boot floor there are extra storage compartments (useful for keeping a torch or hiding valuables) and the seats fold almost flat in a matter of seconds for 1,664 litres of boot space. That’s more than enough for the needs of a small family.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia Ceed SW (07-12).

  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Cruise control

2 equipment

2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
2 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Cruise control

3 equipment

3 standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
3 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm

4 equipment

4 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
4 optional equipment
None available

EcoDynamics equipment

EcoDynamics standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
EcoDynamics optional equipment
None available

GS equipment

GS standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
GS optional equipment
None available

LS equipment

LS standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
LS optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
Sport optional equipment
None available