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
3,665 cars
Sportage car for sale

3,665 available

    From  £1,699       To  £35,198

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Picanto car for sale
1,365 cars
Picanto car for sale

1,365 available

    From  £875       To  £14,735

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Ceed car for sale
1,346 cars
Ceed car for sale

1,346 available

    From  £1,495       To  £27,500

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Rio car for sale
784 cars
Rio car for sale

784 available

    From  £1,095       To  £18,525

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Venga car for sale
707 cars
Venga car for sale

707 available

    From  £2,500       To  £17,999

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Sorento car for sale
418 cars
Sorento car for sale

418 available

    From  £1,995       To  £41,445

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Optima car for sale
376 cars
Optima car for sale

376 available

    From  £6,000       To  £33,915

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Soul car for sale
334 cars
Soul car for sale

334 available

    From  £2,900       To  £21,000

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Carens car for sale
288 cars
Carens car for sale

288 available

    From  £975       To  £22,990

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Pro Ceed car for sale
205 cars
Pro Ceed car for sale

205 available

    From  £1,995       To  £20,500

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Stonic car for sale
189 cars
Stonic car for sale

189 available

    From  £12,599       To  £19,999

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Niro car for sale
145 cars
Niro car for sale

145 available

    From  £16,480       To  £28,795

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Sedona car for sale
48 cars
Sedona car for sale

48 available

    From  £1,285       To  £8,995

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Stinger car for sale
38 cars
Stinger car for sale

38 available

    From  £28,495       To  £40,698

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Magentis car for sale
8 cars
Magentis car for sale

8 available

    From  £690       To  £3,999

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Cerato car for sale
7 cars
Cerato car for sale

7 available

    From  £850       To  £2,195

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Kia in stats

Popular models: | Sportage (37%) | Picanto (14%) | Ceed (14%) | Rio (8%) | Venga (7%) | Sorento (4%) | Optima (4%) | Soul (3%) | Carens (3%) | Pro Ceed (2%)
Popular body styles: | Hatchback (43%) | Estate (29%) | 4x4 (19%) | People Carrier (5%) | Saloon (2%) | Coupe (0%)
Transmissions: | Automatic (18%) | Manual (82%)
Fuel types: | Diesel (52%) | Electric (0%) | Petrol (46%) | Petrol Electric Hybrid (n/a)
Engines: | 1000cc (10%) | 1100cc (1%) | 1200cc (8%) | 1400cc (8%) | 1500cc (1%) | 1600cc (33%) | 1700cc (21%) | 2000cc (9%) | 2200cc (3%) | 2500cc (1%) | 2900cc (1%) | 3300cc (1%)
Popular colors: | Grey | Green | 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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