The Kia Ceed is an affordable family hatchback that’s impressively practical and comes packed with high-tech features as standard,

The Kia Ceed is an affordable small family hatchback with a spacious interior and an impressively practical boot.

Sure, it’s no show-stopper, but its smart looks mean it doesn’t have to rely on gimmick-ey punctuation (like the old Cee’d) to get noticed – a bit Kia Ceed

It isn’t just outside where the Kia Ceed has grown up and matured – it feels posher than ever inside, too.

You get plenty of standard equipment, including an 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone mirroring and there’s a smattering of metal-effect trims and loads of soft, squidgy plastic trims.Kia Ceed

The seats are pretty supportive, too, and there’s more than enough adjustment for tall drivers to get comfy in the Kia Ceed’s front seats.

Go for a top-spec car and you even get 10-way electric adjustment and electric lumbar support to prevent backache on long journeys.Kia Ceed

Thankfully, back-seat comfort hasn’t been forgotten – space in the rear seats is very nearly as generous as is the front.

almost flat floor means there’s space for three adults to sit side-by-side – if not quite as much room as you get in a Golf.

It’s not just passengers the Kia Ceed can carry with ease – its boot is roomy, too. You’ll be able to squeeze more into its 395-litre boot than in almost any other small hatchback Kia Ceed

the standard adjustable floor means there’s no load lip to worry about.the standard adjustable floor means there’s no load lip to worry about.Kia Ceed

Flip the back seats down and there’s enough space to carry a bike with its wheel attached, too .Kia Ceed

In fact, the only thorn in the side of the impressive practical Kia Ceed is that there isn’t quite enough space under the boot floor to store the parcel shelf. Kia Ceed

If you don’t plan to fill your Kia Ceed’s boot to the brim, then the entry-level 1.0-litre petrol engine will be powerful enough.

There’s a more powerful 1.4-litre version that’s worth considering if you do a mix of town and motorway driving and a very frugal 1.6-litre diesel Kia Ceed