Kia Cee'd
aka Kia cee'd
Production 2006–present
Class Compact
Body Style 5-door hatchback
5-door Station wagon
3-door hatchback
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Engine 1.4 L I4
1.6 L I4
2.0 L I4
1.6 L turbodiesel I4
2.0 L turbodiesel I4
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Citroën C4
Fiat Bravo
Ford Focus
Opel Astra
Peugeot 307
Renault Mégane
Toyota Auris
Volkswagen Golf
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Kia Cee'd is a small family car to be released in the European market by the Korean automaker Kia Motors in October 2006. It will be available from launch as a five-door hatchback, with a choice of five engines (three petrol and two diesel), four trim levels (LX, EX and TX) and either manual or automatic transmissions — and will be sold with the option of over 20 variants in some markets.

Recent Changes[]

  • For 2010, the Cee'd receives a mid-cycle facelift bringing it into line with Kia's current stylistic cues, set forth by the Forte and Soul. [1]

Styles and Major Options[]

The Kia Cee'd can be purchased as a 3 door hatchback, a 5 door station wagon and a 5 door hatchback as well.


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Cee'd Trims
Trim 1 Trim 2 Trim 3 Trim 4/4 
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Gas Mileage[]

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As seen on the website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Trim 1  Trim 2 Trim 3 Trim 4
MPG (Urban)
35.8 33.6 41.5 36.2

Engine and Transmission[]

  • 1.4 L (1396 cc) 16-valve I4; 109 bhp (80 kW); top speed: 187 km/h; 0-100 km/h: 11.6 s
  • 1.6 L (1591 cc) 16-valve I4; 122 bhp (90 kW); top speed: 192 km/h; 0-100 km/h: 10.8 s
  • 2.0 L (1975 cc) 16-valve I4; 143 bhp (105 kW); top speed: 205 km/h; 0-100 km/h: 10.4 s
  • 1.6 L (1582 cc) 16-valve diesel I4; 90 bhp (66 kW); top speed: 172 km/h; 0-100 km/h 13.8 s
  • 1.6 L (1582 cc) 16-valve diesel I4; 115 bhp (85 kW); top speed: 188 km/h; 0-100 km/h 11.5 s


With a 2.0 L engine, the Kia Cee'd can acheive a 0-100 km/h time of 10.4 seconds. The top model in the range can rev up to 4,850 rpm and 164 Nm of torque. Compared to other cars in the range, the Cee'd is quite fast.


The Cee'd is due for a service every year or 20,000 miles, whichever is sooner.


According to Euro NCAP, the Kia Cee'd scores 5/5 stars for adult safety, 4/5 stars for child safety and 2/4 for pedestrian safety. It has front, side head and side body airbags.


2010 Kia Cee'd facelift

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With the top-spec Cee'd, the colors are as follows:

Arctic White, Silver Storm, Phantom Black, Infra Red, Dark Gun Metal, Planet Blue and Matrix Brown.

Main Competitors[]

Volkswagen Golf and Hyundai i30

Hybrid Models[]

Currently there are no hybrid versions of this car.

Unique Attributes[]

Recently, Top Gear named the Kia Cee'd the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' for 2010. [2]


The Kia Cee'd has Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, audio connectivity and an LCD display. The seats come in cloth and leather. [3]

Resale Values[]

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The Kia Cee'd got mostly positive reviews. What Car magazine said that the Cee'd was "The cabin is smartly trimmed, with plenty of soft touch plastics and expensive-looking decorative panels".


The Kia Cee'd is available in Britain, the U.S.A and Australia.

Design quirks and oddities[]

The Kia Cee'd was Top Gears reasonably priced car replacing the Chevrolet Lacetti and predeceasing the Vauxhall Astra Techline Diesel.


In What Car magazine, the Cee'd was given the Hatchback of the Year title for 2010.

See Also[]


Hyundai Motor Company

Hyundai | Kia

Current: Sedona · Sorento · Sportage · Rondo · Optima · Rio · Borrego · Forte · Forte Koup · Soul · Cadenza · Ray · K9

Current (Europe and Asia): Picanto · Cee'd · Pro cee'd · Cerato · Venga · Magentis

Historic: Pride · Spectra · Amanti

Concept: KCV-III · KCD-I Slice · Sport · KCV4 Mojave · Soul Concept · Multi-S Crossover · KCD-II · Kue · Cee'd · Pro cee'd · Kia Rondo SX · Ex cee'd Cabrio · KND-4 4x4 · Kee Sports Coupe Concept · Eco cee'd Concept · SOUL Concepts · SOUL Burner Concept · SOUL Diva Concept · SOUL Searcher Concept · Koup Concept · Soul Hybrid Concept · Borrego Limited Concept · SOULster Concept · MPV Concept · №3 Concept · KND-5 Concept · Ray PHEV Concept · Venga EV Concept · POP EV Concept · Sportage Antenna "Work" Concept · Sportage Antenna "Play" Concept · Forte Koup Type R Concept · KV7 Concept

Racing: Forte Koup Grand-Am Koni Challenge

Kia Motors Europe · Doongpung Ywieda Kia · Kia Motors America · Asia Motors, Ltd · Dongfeng Yueda Kia Automobile Company

Kia Corporate website A subsidiary of the Hyundai Motor Company

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