Kia car reviews

Like sister brand Hyundai, Korean manufacturer Kia has made dramatic leaps forwards in recent times. It still occupies a market position that majors on value but it now has a range of cars that is - mostly - genuinely appealing. Highlights include the charismatic Soul MPV and the practical Cee'd hatchback/estate, both of which can challenge their European equivalents.

Speaking of Europe, many Kias are now made in European factories. Despite this, Kia still has a little way to go to match the performance of Hyundai in our survey of readers.

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New Kia reviews

11 New Kia reviews available

Kia Carens reviews

The Kia Carens is a roomy, practical medium-sized MPV that competes with cars like the Renault Grand Scénic and the Citroën C4 Grand Picasso. It offers good value for money, is well-equipped and comes with Kia's unique seven-year warranty. 

Latest model: Kia Carens (2013-)

Kia Cee'd reviews

The Kia Cee'd is becoming an established player in the medium car sector. Now in its second generation, this Korean family car is refined, well-equipped and surprisingly decent to drive. Read our full reviews to see if you should choose it over a Ford Focus or VW Golf. 

Latest models: Kia Cee'd (2012-) & Kia Cee'd SW (2012-)

Kia Optima reviews

The Kia Optima hopes to make a big splash in the large saloon car sector, taking on the Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and Peugeot 508. However, its closest rival comes from Kia's sister company, Hyundai, in the shape of the i40 saloon.

Latest model: Kia Optima (2012-)

Kia Picanto reviews

The long-running Kia Picanto is a value-for-money supermini, competing in the city car market against cars like the Hyundai i10 and the Peugeot 107. Its strengths are its superb and its small-car manoeuvrability. It doesn't do nearly so well when it comes to safety or security though.

Latest model: Kia Picanto (2011-) 

Kia Rio reviews

The prospect of a new Kia Rio may not set pulses racing but the latest Rio not only looks like a classy supermini contender but drives like one too. And its lengthy seven-year warranty wipes the floor with the cover offered by its rivals.

Latest model: Kia Rio (2011-)

Kia Sedona reviews

The Kia Sedona was a full-sized MPV originally designed to compete against the Renault Espace and VW Sharan. It was discontinued in order to make way for the 2013 version of the smaller Carens, which is now available in seven-seat form.

Latest model: Kia Sedona (2006-)

Kia Sorento reviews

The Kia Sorento is a medium-sized, value-priced 4x4. The first generation (2002-2009) car is a 'proper' off-roader, with selectable four-wheel drive and low-ratio gears. The 2010-on version is more tarmac-biased, and consequently more refined. The latest Sorento was given a thorough overhaul in 2013, making it safer and better to drive, and adding seven seats as standard. Find out how it fares in our rigorous road, lab and track testing by clicking the link below. 

Latest model: Kia Sorento (2010-) 

Kia Soul reviews

The Kia Soul first appeared in 2009 and a second generation model replaced it in 2014. It's a practical small crossover that urgers more to the SUV sector, but it's playfully stylish too - and that was a bit of a departure for Kia at the time the Soul was introduced.

Latest model: Kia Soul (2014-)

Kia Sportage reviews

The Kia Sportage is a crossover vehicle, with the rugged looks of a 4x4, but with none of the out-and-out off road capability. It targets customers considering other crossovers and compact 4x4s, like the Nissan Qashqai.

Latest model: Kia Sportage (2010-)

Used Kia reviews

11 Used Kia reviews available

  • Kia Venga reviews

    1 review available (2010 - 2011) | Used price: from £8,095

    Kia Venga 1

    The Venga, introduced in 2010, is Kia's entry to the mini-MPV market, where it competes with rivals such as the Honda Jazz and Nissan Note. Another alternative is the very similar ix20 from Kia's sister brand Hyundai.

    Latest model: Kia Venga (2010-)

  • Kia Soul reviews

    1 review available (2009 - 2011) | Used price: from £7,875

    2014 Kia Soul 1

    The Kia Soul first appeared in 2009 and a second generation model replaced it in 2014. It's a practical small crossover that urgers more to the SUV sector, but it's playfully stylish too - and that was a bit of a departure for Kia at the time the Soul was introduced.

    Latest model: Kia Soul (2014-)

  • Kia Cee'd reviews

    2 reviews available (2007 - 2012) | Used price: from £4,795

    Kia Ceed SW 1

    The Kia Cee'd is becoming an established player in the medium car sector. Now in its second generation, this Korean family car is refined, well-equipped and surprisingly decent to drive. Read our full reviews to see if you should choose it over a Ford Focus or VW Golf. 

    Latest models: Kia Cee'd (2012-) & Kia Cee'd SW (2012-)

  • Kia Sedona reviews

    1 review available (2006 - 2012) | Used price: from £5,595

    Kia Sedona 1

    The Kia Sedona was a full-sized MPV originally designed to compete against the Renault Espace and VW Sharan. It was discontinued in order to make way for the 2013 version of the smaller Carens, which is now available in seven-seat form.

    Latest model: Kia Sedona (2006-)

  • Kia Rio reviews

    1 review available (2005 - 2011) | Used price: from £2,595

    Kia-Rio-1

    The prospect of a new Kia Rio may not set pulses racing but the latest Rio not only looks like a classy supermini contender but drives like one too. And its lengthy seven-year warranty wipes the floor with the cover offered by its rivals.

    Latest model: Kia Rio (2011-)

  • Kia Sportage reviews

    2 reviews available (2005 - 2013) | Used price: from £5,125

    Kia Sportage orange parked f3q

    The Kia Sportage is a crossover vehicle, with the rugged looks of a 4x4, but with none of the out-and-out off road capability. It targets customers considering other crossovers and compact 4x4s, like the Nissan Qashqai.

    Latest model: Kia Sportage (2010-)

  • Kia Cerato reviews

    1 review available (2004 - 2006) | Used price: from £2,175

    Kia Cerato Hatch 1

    The Kia Cerato was available from 2004 to 2006 and is a medium hatchback, competing when it was new, with the likes of the Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Elantra. It doesn’t do too bad for safety for a design of this era, compared to its competitors. But Kia owner satisfaction is good and they are cheap to buy, if perhaps somewhat rough round the edges.

  • Kia Picanto reviews

    2 reviews available (2004 - 2011) | Used price: from £2,125

    Kia Picanto (2011-) 1

    The long-running Kia Picanto is a value-for-money supermini, competing in the city car market against cars like the Hyundai i10 and the Peugeot 107. Its strengths are its superb and its small-car manoeuvrability. It doesn't do nearly so well when it comes to safety or security though.

    Latest model: Kia Picanto (2011-) 

  • Kia Sorento reviews

    2 reviews available (2003 - 2012) | Used price: from £4,095

    Kia Sorento 1

    The Kia Sorento is a medium-sized, value-priced 4x4. The first generation (2002-2009) car is a 'proper' off-roader, with selectable four-wheel drive and low-ratio gears. The 2010-on version is more tarmac-biased, and consequently more refined. The latest Sorento was given a thorough overhaul in 2013, making it safer and better to drive, and adding seven seats as standard. Find out how it fares in our rigorous road, lab and track testing by clicking the link below. 

    Latest model: Kia Sorento (2010-) 

  • Kia Magentis reviews

    2 reviews available (2003 - 2010) | Used price: from £1,125

    Kia Magentis 1

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