Kia cars on DesperateSeller.co.uk

Kia is being taken a whole lot more seriously today than it once was. The marque will have first come to the attention of most UK motorists as a producer of resoundingly average family cars with lots of equipment and temptingly low price tags. On the used car market, these vehicles are even more affordable but second hand car buyers in the know will happily pay a little extra for Kia's more recent efforts.

Most popular selling Kia models ranked by popularity


Sportage car for sale
2,162 cars
Sportage car for sale

2,162 available

    From  £1,750       To  £32,240

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Ceed car for sale
1,165 cars
Ceed car for sale

1,165 available

    From  £499       To  £25,000

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Picanto car for sale
1,058 cars
Picanto car for sale

1,058 available

    From  £495       To  £14,715

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Rio car for sale
743 cars
Rio car for sale

743 available

    From  £250       To  £16,000

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Venga car for sale
511 cars
Venga car for sale

511 available

    From  £2,395       To  £16,998

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Optima car for sale
317 cars
Optima car for sale

317 available

    From  £5,495       To  £31,990

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Soul car for sale
267 cars
Soul car for sale

267 available

    From  £2,990       To  £29,495

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Sorento car for sale
265 cars
Sorento car for sale

265 available

    From  £999       To  £36,995

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Carens car for sale
230 cars
Carens car for sale

230 available

    From  £795       To  £22,995

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Pro Ceed car for sale
151 cars
Pro Ceed car for sale

151 available

    From  £1,500       To  £21,999

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Niro car for sale
106 cars
Niro car for sale

106 available

    From  £16,000       To  £26,055

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Stonic car for sale
86 cars
Stonic car for sale

86 available

    From  £13,681       To  £20,520

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Sedona car for sale
45 cars
Sedona car for sale

45 available

    From  £1,190       To  £15,995

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Stinger car for sale
28 cars
Stinger car for sale

28 available

    From  £31,998       To  £41,180

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Magentis car for sale
10 cars
Magentis car for sale

10 available

    From  £690       To  £4,995

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Cerato car for sale
7 cars
Cerato car for sale

7 available

    From  £995       To  £2,195

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Kia in stats

Popular models: | Sportage (30%) | Ceed (16%) | Picanto (15%) | Rio (10%) | Venga (7%) | Optima (4%) | Soul (4%) | Sorento (4%) | Carens (3%) | Pro Ceed (2%)
Popular body styles: | Hatchback (47%) | Estate (25%) | 4x4 (17%) | People Carrier (6%) | Saloon (2%)
Transmissions: | Automatic (19%) | Manual (81%)
Fuel types: | Diesel (54%) | Electric (n/a) | Petrol (43%) | Petrol Electric Hybrid (n/a)
Engines: | 1000cc (11%) | 1100cc (2%) | 1200cc (9%) | 1300cc (1%) | 1400cc (11%) | 1500cc (1%) | 1600cc (29%) | 1700cc (20%) | 2000cc (9%) | 2200cc (2%) | 2500cc (1%) | 2700cc (1%) | 2900cc (1%) | 3300cc (1%) | 3500cc (1%)
Popular colors: | Green | Gold | Brown | Blue | Black


A historic view on Kia

It's not there yet but Kia has designs on mainstream respectability and its recent models haven't been far from achieving that goal. Older Kias such as the Rio, Carens and Magentis were cheap and cheerful while models like the Picanto city car, the 2006 Sedona MPV and the 2003 Sorento 4x4 gained a cult following and are well worth seeking out as used cars. The marque's more competitive efforts began with the cee'd family hatch of 2007 vintage, a model which stands comparison with the likes of the Ford's Focus and Vauxhall's Astra. Three-door pro_cee'd versions are also available and worth searching out as used cars. Pre-owned versions of the Sportage 4x4 that was launched in 2007 are also worthwhile, as are second hand examples of the Kia Soul (an SUV-styled 2WD family hatchback with attitude) which arrived in early 2009. The majority of modern Kia models were accompanied by a 7-year warranty which will do much to prop-up residual values and encourage motorists to consider buying a used Kia.

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