Auto Express's running costs 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

I quite like the car (two years ago I had a three day trial in a 1.6 Diesel LS which I liked, so this was the model I purchased ), it would be a lot better if it got close to the quoted MPG and pulled a lot better at low revs. it has been back to the dealers that I bought it from twice (still there over the week end) I have had to wait 3 weeks+ each time so that I could have a courtesy car while work is and was being done . So since mid September till now (3 months) I guess it has not been a very good experience or purchase, as I was also misled as to the date the new face lifted version would be out, I was told next year.

Cost: 1/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The car would be excellent, were it not for an intermittent misfire that affects low down power and cripples fuel consumption. Garage has been excellent! KIA Technical Dept could not diagnose a cold snowball!! They have been 8 months and the car is no nearer being fixed than when it was brand new, even after changing most of the engine ancillaries (air mass meter, injectors, EGR valve, fliters, fuel hoses etc.)

Cost: 1/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My Cee'd was my first Kia, I have since bought a Soul too, Kia used to churn out cheap short-life cars they really have come a long way and I am impressed everyday by the whole package, every passenger has had something positve to say about it but most say 'I've never been in a Kia, I am surprised how well finished it is'

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent, even when not used for a few days, she always starts up first time. air con invaluable in hot weather and heaters fantastic in winter. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking for a new car. Very economical a little goes a long way.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It has put up with the vagaries of this year's weather and despite being parked outdoors at all times, has started first time every time. Tires are expensive, it is more thirsty than I was led to believe in the literature and the sales talk.

Cost: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent value for money. Very comfortable apart from slightly harsh ride on rough surfaces. Plenty of kit. Economical - total average mpg from new 57. Easy to drive. Passengers always praise roominess.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Not a thing has gone wrong. No cam belt changes. rear tyres lasted 35k miles. heavier on petrol in 'traffic' (about 35 mpg) but up to 50 mpg on long runs. servicing is half the price of my old bmw.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a single issue with it starting and getting me to my destination. General things like serviceing, tyres, etc are high but then I guess it is about average, but still could be better.

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Not broken down in 4 years. battery went flat once when left unused in snow for a few days. Good fuel economy. not many parts purchased to compare (brake discs/pads etc. only).

Cost: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

With 7 year warranty, ISG and fuel economy, I couldn't find better value for money. It is the SW model, with increased boot space over the Saloon. Build quality is superb.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues whatsoever with the car since I bought it. Good fuel economy and reasonable insurance rating plus 7 year warranty and I took advantage of a care service pack.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Power streering failed once, fixed while I waited, (pluged in laptop and reset). Mpg could be better, and road tax too high, should have stop/start fitted as standard.

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very new, but also has 7 year warranty. Always have been cautious about claimed figures, but some runs on 60 mph country roads have yielded 65 mpg. stunned!!

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

An excellent car wish was superb value for money. An equivalent Ford or VW would have cost up to £2000 more and they do not have a 7 year warrenty.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never missed a beat since day 1. Even in local running the mileage never drops below 50 and on longer runs is over 60mpg. servicing is reasonable.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No faults. Thirsty for a diesel, although only done 3000 miles and is a six-speed automatic which I would expect to do 10 mpg less than a manual.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has had some issues, so far the warranty has come good on repairs. Cheap to tax, good on fuel, though not even close to the official figures.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Minor niggles sorted by dealervat service. Cannot get near mpg figures stated main dealer expensive but needed due tov7 year body warrentry.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Leaking half shaft drive boot after 2 years, spotted at service and repaired free of charge. otherwise perfect. Only expense is fuel.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic economy, great driving car, great price and specification. Could not ask for more from the car, especially at the price

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

good value for money, well built, reasonably economical. would recommend as one of the better cars in its class.

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems found since new. Nill first year tax then only ł30 per year. excellent mpg and no repair costs.

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliant!! Far better than the Peugeots I have previously owned AND with a lot of warranty still remaining

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Best car OVERALL I have ever had, performance linked with good economy, practicality & 7 year warranty.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Issues with power steering failure on at least 4 occasions. Not very efficient when driving in town.

Cost: 3/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A GREAT CAR AT A GREAT PRICE, TWO SETS OF GOLF CLUBS IN THE BOOT NO SWEAT. 38 MPG . NO PROBLEMS.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have a occasional judder, been in garage 6 times still not fixed. This car uses a lot of fuel.

Cost: 2/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent value for money comapared to similar vehicles. Long warranty. A pleasure to drive.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No faults whatsoever. Significantly improved economy over my previous car.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Super car only had a screen washer pump replaced in 4+years. Good car.

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The best,most versitile estate I have owned ! (KIA Ceed SW Estate)

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Good car at reasonable price with good basic kit looks good

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

So far so good. no major issues. Too early to be certain.

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Comfortable, economical, so far entirely reliable

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Just brilliant - AND Kia Warranty is unbeatable

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Perfect. Govt mpg is 74 but only does 55.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never failed to start. Acceptable.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Very economical.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car run well. Good on fuel.

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is a great little car

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Faultless. Cheap to run.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Poor mpg.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car

Cost: 5/5