Kia ProCeed (2019) Review

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Kia ProCeed (2019) At A Glance

4/5

+Now a 'shooting brake' with a big load deck, similar to a Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake. Very well equipped as standard.

-Not a lot of rear legroom.

On average it achieves 75% of the official MPG figure

Kia's expanding its popular Ceed line-up. You can get a regular five-door hatch, simply badged the Ceed. You can also buy an estate, dubbed the Sportswagon, while there's also a crossover SUV called the xCeed.

Then there's this. Slotting between the hatch and the estate, the ProCeed is a sleek, five-door shooting brake. With a 594-litre boot, it's almost as practical as the Sportswagon, yet it's more fun to drive and arguably easier on the eye.

With little in the way of a boot lip and a lower ride height than the estate, loading bulky items into the ProCeed is a piece of cake. We discovered that a mountain bike can easily be manhandled into the boot, with the rear seats splitting 40:20:40 (on GT Line S models) and dropping entirely flat.

The standard ProCeed engine line-up is made up of a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol, named the T-GDi, producing 140PS and available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. High-mileage drivers are catered for with a 1.6 CRDi producing 136PS and up to 320Nm of torque, capable of returning 56.5mpg when combined with the manual gearbox.

Those wanting close-to-hot-hatch performance are catered for with the ProCeed GT. This uses a 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol engine with 204PS and 265Nm of torque. It'll cover 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds.

While the ProCeed GT isn't as outright thrilling as the Hyundai i30 Fastback N, it sounds the part, and a selectable sport mode (standard on all automatic ProCeeds) adds extra weight to the steering.

In typical Kia fashion, the ProCeed offers excellent value for money. The cheapest models start at less than £24,000 - not bad for a car that looks like a budget Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo - while the hot GT is around £28,000. While it fills a gap in Kia's line-up we didn't realise was there, it's a car that ticks all the boxes - especially when you consider its generous seven-year warranty.

Kia ProCeed 2019 Range Road Test

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Real MPG average for a Kia ProCeed (2019)

RealMPG

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

75%

Real MPG

33–57 mpg

MPGs submitted

5

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I want an estate car for a growing family and mostly short trips. Should I go hybrid or petrol?
"I have a Skoda Fabia 1.0-litre 110PS - which is great for my school run and occasional longer trips, but due to growing kids and a dog, I need a bigger car. I'm not a fan of SUVs so fancy an estate car. I have a budget of £20,000 and quite fancy a Toyota Corolla Estate but is the 1.8 hybrid worth the extra money over the 1.2 petrol? I cover about 6000 miles a year - which is mainly short trips of 10 miles with the occasional trip to London (from Manchester). Are there any other estates you would recommend. I don't want a VW Group car with a 1.5-litre petrol engine due to all the issues it seems to have."
The Toyota Corolla Touring Sports is an excellent estate car. We'd recommend the 1.8 hybrid - the 1.2 lacks guts and it sounds like a hybrid would suit your requirements well. The hybrid will hold its value better, too. Also, consider the Kia ProCeed (or Ceed Sportswagon) or a Ford Focus estate.
Answered by Andrew Brady

What does a Kia ProCeed (2019) cost?

Buy new from £20,217 (list price from £24,870)