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
2,009 cars
Sportage car for sale

2,009 available

    From  £1,280       To  £33,790
Ceed car for sale
1,165 cars
Ceed car for sale

1,165 available

    From  £1,750       To  £20,000
Picanto car for sale
802 cars
Picanto car for sale

802 available

    From  £395       To  £12,999
Rio car for sale
680 cars
Rio car for sale

680 available

    From  £495       To  £15,300
Venga car for sale
413 cars
Venga car for sale

413 available

    From  £2,450       To  £16,990
Sorento car for sale
385 cars
Sorento car for sale

385 available

    From  £1,095       To  £37,000
Soul car for sale
274 cars
Soul car for sale

274 available

    From  £2,250       To  £19,195
Optima car for sale
273 cars
Optima car for sale

273 available

    From  £6,995       To  £27,990
Carens car for sale
241 cars
Carens car for sale

241 available

    From  £500       To  £22,994
Pro Ceed car for sale
182 cars
Pro Ceed car for sale

182 available

    From  £1,675       To  £19,994
Sedona car for sale
64 cars
Sedona car for sale

64 available

    From  £695       To  £13,995
Niro car for sale
45 cars
Niro car for sale

45 available

    From  £17,500       To  £23,999
Magentis car for sale
7 cars
Magentis car for sale

7 available

    From  £1,295       To  £2,995
Cerato car for sale
5 cars
Cerato car for sale

5 available

    From  £1,295       To  £2,395

Kia in stats

Popular models: | Sportage (31%) | Ceed (18%) | Picanto (12%) | Rio (10%) | Venga (6%) | Sorento (6%) | Soul (4%) | Optima (4%) | Carens (4%) | Pro Ceed (3%)
Popular body styles: | Hatchback (47%) | Estate (27%) | 4x4 (16%) | People Carrier (5%) | Saloon (3%) | Coupe (0%)
Transmissions: | Automatic (19%) | Manual (81%)
Fuel types: | Diesel (65%) | Electric (0%) | Petrol (34%) | Petrol Electric Hybrid (n/a)
Engines: | 1000cc (9%) | 1100cc (2%) | 1200cc (7%) | 1300cc (1%) | 1400cc (11%) | 1500cc (1%) | 1600cc (27%) | 1700cc (20%) | 1800cc (0%) | 2000cc (15%) | 2200cc (4%) | 2400cc (0%) | 2500cc (2%) | 2900cc (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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