Best used Kia deals

Get some great deals on the best used Kias, including Sportage, e-Niro, Picanto and Ceed models

BuyaCar team
Jan 4, 2022

Years ago Kia might have been considered a pretty unremarkable and unexciting marque, but their persistent focus on delivering great value for money and reliability has enabled them to evolve into a distinctive and quality-driven brand in recent years.

Kia has been working hard to polish up their image and offerings, which really shows - their latest range of cars is the best they’ve ever produced. The Korean carmaker is even leading the way in electric and hybrid technology and is among the market leaders in EV motoring.

It is pretty remarkable that a car firm traditionally marketed as a budget brand is now a genuine rival to the likes of established marques like Ford and Volkswagen, and you can save even more by going for a used example. You might even argue that there has never been a better time to buy a used kia given some of the great cars they have released in recent years.

If the prospect of saving money without sacrificing on quality of driving finesse has whet your appetite, read on for some of the best used Kia deals available on BuyaCar.

Best used Kia deals

1. Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage front three quarters view

Used deals from £9,750
Monthly finance from £308*

The Kia Sportage regularly features among the top-10 best-selling cars in the UK, so you will have most likely have seen one on the road. Its bold design and impressive seven-year warranty has won its fair share of fans, who are keen on its value for money.

The Sportage is a spacious and practical car with a big boot. It sports 491-litres worth of capacity, which is more than you get in either the Ford Kuga (406 litres) or the Nissan Qashqai (430 litres). Yet, despite this apparent size it doesn't feel bulky on the road. The high driving position helps to give the driver more confidence from behind the wheel, but overall it feels hardly different to drive than your standard family hatchback.

In terms of available engines, we'd recommend the 1.7-litre diesel by virtue of its strong fuel economy and low running costs. If you're looking for a decent level of interior tech then '2' spec is likely to be good balance of features and cost - there's sat-nav, a reversing camera, and even a chilled glove box.


2. Kia Picanto

Used deals from £7,250
Monthly finance from £194*

The Picanto is the smallest model in the Kia range. If you haven’t seen one in real life, it’s a similar size to the Volkswagen Up and Toyota Aygo, if you haven't seen either of those, then take our word for it - it's small.

It's a relatively cheap car, and it does feel low budget on the inside, but it’s no worse than any other car at this kind of price. Fuel economy is strong though, you can expect to be reaching around 50mpg with either of the 1.0-litre or 1.25-litre petrol engines. 

The engine to go for is the 1.25-litre, it's about as economical as the smaller option but the extra power on offer will be noticeable around town and on the occasions you need to hit the motorway.


3. Kia Ceed

Used deals from £10,952
Monthly finance from £248*

The Kia Ceed used to be known as the Cee’d. But Kia, along with everyone else, decided the apostrophe was unnecessary and changed it to a less confusing spelling. Aside from the new name, this latest version is a vast improvement on the models that came before it in every way.

With new, more powerful and more efficient engines on offer along with sharper styling a better quality interior filled with more tech, it's safe to say this is the best version of the Ceed you can buy.

The pick of the bunch is the 1.4-litre petrol engine which is available with '3' trim models with 140hp and strong fuel economy of over 60mpg. As a cheaper alternative to posher rivals such as the Audi A3 or Volkswagen Golf, the Ceed has stepped up as a genuine contender.


4. Kia Niro

Used deals from £15,300
Monthly finance from £0*

The Kia Niro has become a hugely popular crossover, a stylish exterior matched with a quality interior is a huge selling point for many drivers after un-boring practicality. It's a hybrid, too, so there's an opportunity for some extra fuel savings along the way.

Inside there’s plenty of space for five adults, the automatic gearbox is smooth, and the ride is mostly comfortable, although it isn’t the most involving car to drive by virtue of its SUV stature. 

We’d recommend the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version if you're only looking to cover short distances, such as daily school runs or a short commute, as the huge battery is capable of driving for up to 36 miles on electric power, meaning there's plenty of emission-free driving and the potential to save massively on fuel costs. The Niro is great around town, the stop-start nature of city driving gives the hybrid system a chance to regenerate the batteries, which helps to extend battery life even further.


5. Kia Rio

Used deals from £7,850
Monthly finance from £0*

The Kia Rio might not be anywhere near as sexy as the city from which it derives its name, but it is dependable and cheaper than the Ford Fiesta, one of its main rivals.

All models come with high equipment levels; expect to find Bluetooth, air-conditioning, and LED daytime running lights on all models. Inside the interior quality is good too, it's a comfortable place to sit, while in the back, the 325-litre boot is bigger than what you'll find in the Skoda Fabia, Ford Fiesta, and Volkswagen Polo.

There are four engines on offer - three petrols, and one diesel. The diesel is more economical if you cover a lot of miles, but the petrol choice is odd as the 1.25-litre and 1.4-litre offer very little in terms of power over the 1.0-litre, but the 1.0-litre is more economical. That’s why you should pick the littlest engine, and team it with ‘2’ specification.


6. Kia e-Niro

Used deals from £30,822
Monthly finance from £0*

An electric version of the Kia Niro arrived in 2019 and immediately grabbed headlines for its substantial 239-mile claimed range. Such was the clamour to buy an e-Niro that initial stocks were depleted almost immediately, which meant there was a long period where customers were having to wait to get their hands on one.

Those early troubles are over now though, and used e-Niro models are beginning to arrive on BuyaCar. As a cheaper alternative to the likes of the Volkswagen ID.4, this electric SUV is as practical as its hybrid sibling, but the lack of emissions will be tempting to drivers keen to save on tax and fuel bills.

*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.


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