The Kia Ceed Sportwagon has a large, practical boot and comes stacked with standard equipment. It’s not as comfortable as alternatives, though, nor as plush inside

If you’re looking for a keenly priced, practical and well-equipped estate car, then the Kia Ceed Sportswagon is well worth considering.

Compared with some equally practical but more imposing-looking SUVs, the Ceed Sportswagon feels more like a week in Center Parcs than a scorching seven days in Ibiza Kia Ceed SW

The Kia’s focus on value for money is especially obvious when you consider just how much equipment you get as standard.Kia Ceed SW

Even entry-level Ceed Sportswagons get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone mirroring, and you get an assortment of posh-looking metal-effect trims dotted about the place, too.

There’s also the option to upgrade to a larger 10-inch touchscreen and you can get the Kia Ceed Sportswagon with a 12-inch digital driver’s display instead of conventional analogue dials.

Sure, it’s not quite as crisp as the equally large screen you can get in a VW Golf Estate, but its configurable display is just the thing for making sure you don’t miss an upcoming direction from the sat-nav.

You get almost as many soft-squidgy materials as in the likes of the VW Golf Estate, but the Kia Ceed Sportswagon’s design is a little bland

It’s a nicer cabin to spend time in if you go for a high-spec model with 10-way electric adjustment for the front seatsKia Ceed SW

You won’t have any trouble getting comfortable if you’re very tall, either, thanks to the Kia Ceed Sportswagon’s generous headroom.Kia Ceed SW

If you regularly carry passengers, you’ll be pleased to hear that space in the back seats is just as generous.Kia Ceed SW

There’s a decent amount of room for three adults to sit side-by-side, too, but the VW Golf Estate serves up a smidge more space for their shoulders.Kia Ceed SW

The Kia Ceed Sportwagon’s boot is big enough to take four suitcases or a large baby buggy and plenty of soft bags.Kia Ceed SW

There’s more than enough space for a huge weekly shop, and its wide, square opening and flat boot lip makes it a doddle to load heavy items.Kia Ceed SW

The back seats flip down in a three-way split so long items can poke through from the boot between two back-seat passengers.Kia Ceed SW