Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Have owned a series of Toyotas over the years that have been really reliable, but only Kia are prepared to put their money where their mouth is and gice a 7 year warranty. Once the car is 3 years old, you can put it in for an mot with peace of mind that anything untoward will be covered under the bumper to bumper warranty. If the car is given its mot before its 7th birthday, with any faults rectified, you should stand a good chance of having 8 truoble free years!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel

I have had this car just under a year and it has had problems with the wheel bearings and the steering column had to be replaced (under warranty). I average at about 42 mpg (ovbiously increases on just motorway journeys) but it is not as economical as my previous vw golf bluemotion or even my wife's vw polo td 130 !

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had no problems with it starting or moving. that is pretty reliable to me! had to have air conditioning repaired, but that was under warranty. Always get kia parts if needed - most are covered under warranty, but when I have to pay for wear and tear items they seem expensive,but I've nothing to compare them to.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems, starts first time, very reliable. No tax, low insurance, good miles per hours; and it tells me the mpg whilst driving so that I can adjust if necessary. Acceleration excellent, pulling power excellent, one of the best I have had over 50 years of driving.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Malfunction in onboard computer. Was eventually traced to a wiring problembehind fusebox. No trouble since but took three attempts to find and rectify.
Fault in steering gear. Steering rack and track rod ends replaced. This time took 2 attempts to rectify.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Everything is fine except for a problem starting the car at about 2 years old. the fault was in the ignition key - sorted by the dealer. I always buy a car that doesn't "pinch" I.e doesn't cost a lot to run. in this respect the ceed has been superb.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

To date the car has lived up to makers claims of reliability and the 7 year warranty gives good peace of mind. We haven't really owned the car long enough to make an accurate judgement but service and parts costs seem very reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No mechanical problems at all.unreliable radio reception only real problem.rear door seal came adrift once.. Mpg goodservicing intervals at 20,000 miles good but too expensive ł300no unscheduled costs thoughtyre wear ok.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car has been reliable and economical and performs very well on the road. It is comfortable and quiet. I have just one complaint, the restricted visibility caused by the offside mirror when turning right.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Brilliant value for money, people always comment on it's looks and build quality, Most think it is an Audi or Vauxhall Astra 9 (It's a Pro_Ceed)

i never tire of driving the car or looking at it.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very impressed. First 'grown' up car I've owned (Pro Ceed Sport), majority have been family cars.
Having owned it for a year and a half now, it wouls actually benefit from a more pwerfull engine.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only problem so far has been failure of the front wiper jets (motor fried). Generally good fuel consumption, tyres not overly expensive, other parts seem reasonable compared to my previous cars.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable so far and with seven year warranty good choice. beware that everything is not covered in the warranty. Quite good service once a year and then basically fuel.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent value, just get over the snobbery of badge labels. Feel sorry for peole paying a lot more for less car simply because of the make.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems other than being told that the rear camber is out of line but it is apparently set in the factory(due to rear tyres being worn)

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I'vfe had the car 6 months and so far have had no problems. Fuel economy is what I expected. other costs are too early to tell.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

reliable, good in snow and ice I like the new power steering system
Styled in line with European cars so looks good

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Car appears very reliable - however tailgate is very slow to fully open - to be taken to garage to rectify

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A bit disappointed with the build quality, at 10,000 miles the dashboard is starting to get a bit rattly.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent quality with super paint finish and build. Coming up to 3 years and not a single rattle.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent value for money, well built and designed. Would recommend Kia and the Ce'ed to anyone!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had no problems in 4 years. Runs fine, not had to pay anything for parts yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good value, good warranty, good service, good car.... What else can I say?

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Failure of wiper switch, cruise control intermittent fault not fixed

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Reliable, but reluctant to start when cold. Less mpg than expected.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems. I am spending ł20 a month less than my previous car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Not a single problem so far. Cheap to run no parts needed so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

3 years and no problems at all. Cheap to run and no repair bills.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Drop link failer problem with earth bonds. Poor fule econamey.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Starting problems and electrical problems. Poor economy.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Its brand new - I expect it to be reliable. See above.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

like it a lot. does everything i want without fuss.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had only 1 problem from new. loss of aircon fluid

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in 3 years. Better than my old astra.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems since purchase. Petrol main cost.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Zero faults. Mpg not as good as expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No problems. Reasonable for usage.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems to report

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good reliability

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It's great

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

good car

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5