2013 Kia Cee`d Sportswagon – Review

2013 Kia Cee`d Sportswagon – Review
02 Sep 2013

Kia Cee`d Sportswagon 300Whenever we see the word “Sport” or “Tourer” with a Wagon, it means this is a wagon that is designed to deliver a bigger and spacious version of a family car with a decent performance and riding quality. There is no need to get confused with the word “Sport” because Sportwagons are not really sportier in terms of performance. The Cee’d Sportswagon is one of those family cars that are designed to deliver high level of comfort and more room inside the car from the house of Kia. The Kia Cee’d is a nice and ideal alternative for vehicles like the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer. The car is now in its second generation and for the 2013, Kia made very minor changes to this small but spacious family wagon.

Exterior and Interior

The new 2013 Kia Cee’d Sportswagon sits lower and narrower than the previous models and so the appearance of the car is now more like a stretched coupe rather than a boxy wagon. The front end of the Cee’d is complemented with a tiger nose grille whereas the rear end of the Cee’d is not as interesting and attractive as it should because it is bland. The Kia offered 4 trim levels but in a really easy way, 1,2,3 and 4. The upper trims looks really great and appealing with the addition of some new features. Kia added rakish lines, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, a privacy glass and sophisticated LED lights to make the car look like expensive family copes.

The interior of the Cee’d Sportswagon 2013 is just according to the competition that delivers utmost comfort and convenience. The interior is quite spacious for five adults with loads of headroom and legroom. The key interior features include cloth/leather upholstery, Bluetooth/iPod connectivity witj audio streaming and voice recognition, remote locking, air conditioning, 60/40 split folding rear seats, six speaker audio system with MP3/CD player, a stylish dashboard but unfortunately you will easily notice plastic finishing there, sat navigation and a number of high tech specs for the comfort and convenience of the driver and passengers.

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Under the Hood

The 2013 Kia Cee’d Sportswagon gets power from a 1.6 liter diesel engine that produces 126 bhp or a 1.4 liter petrol variant that delivers 89bhp. The two engines are offered to deliver a high end performance and smooth riding together with impressive fuel economy. The Cee’d 2013 accelerates from 0-62 mph in 10.8 seconds with diesel engine and 13.4 seconds with petrol engine at a top speed up to 120 mph. The engine is paired with a six speed manual transmission with a fuel economy of 64.2 mpg combined (diesel engine) and 67.3 mpg combined (Petrol engine).

Safety Features

The Kia Cee’d is offered with impressive safety locks to ensure the outstanding safety of the occupants. Key safety features include dual front side airbags, dual side curtain airbags, child safety door locks, in-built alarm system, speed sensing door locking and front seat height adjusters.

Pricing and Availability

The starting price of the 2013 Kia Cee’d is £16,895 and the car is available on sale now.

Competitors

The Kia Cee’d 2013 Sportswagon is a good alternative to Ford Focus, Vauxhall Ampera, Ford Focus Estate, Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf and Renault Megane ST.

Pros

  • Kia’s 7 years long warranty
  • Good safety features
  • Practicality
  • Cool styling

Cons

  • Manual transmission
  • Dated Sat Nav

The Verdict

The Kia Cee’d Sportswagon is a decent option for those looking for a spacious family car with high standards of comfort and practicality. The car is not only refined and comfortable but also offers pretty much fuel efficiency and performance efficient and is very affordable too.

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Asif Saeed

Asif Saeed loves to ride new and old classic cars since his teenage time. Reading and hence writing about latest cars in the market is his passion.

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