We usually try not to take notice of the lack of premium features on a car that shouldn't have them in the first place, and this was pretty much the case with the Kia Cee'd we tested. Although available as an option, it didn't have leather or electrically adjustable seats, and frankly, that didn't bother us too much. The fabric on the seats could have had a better quality feel to it though, since that was pretty much the only thing that gave away the car's cheap or Korean nature.
As we mentioned before, we really dug the spaciousness of the interior, which is among the largest if not THE largest in the European compact class. This naturally added to the overall sense of comfort, even if it didn't actually made us jump in amazement.
The suspension setup is far from breaking your spine, but it is a bit sport oriented, while the independent multi-link rear takes care of a lot of road imperfections, while delivering a mildly planted stance when driven harder. Still, our car was fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels. This, along with a rather high ground clearance and the reasonable height of the tire side walls didn't exactly deliver a sporty handling.
As a matter of fact, while going at some illegal (except the Autobahn) speeds on the highway it kind of told us to back down. Without words, naturally, since it was all the up-down movements. In other words, the feel of the suspension is just right until you reach some excessive highway speeds, when the car begins to make you feel sea sick. On the whole though, the Cee'd is pretty comfy.Continue reading