For The Proceed is a keenly priced three-door hatchback with a classy interior, a comfortable ride and sleek, coupe-like looks.
Against It’s not as good to drive as most rivals, the non-turbo petrol engine is weedy and rear visibility is limited. Refinement could be better, too.
What Car? says
The Kia Proceed has plenty of appeal, particularly if you value comfort over handling. However, if you can afford the extra, the VW Scirocco is a better all-rounder.
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There are 9 Kia Proceed versions available
Target Price team says:
Of the three engines, we’d go for the diesel. It’s a much better bet than the entry-level petrol, and while the turbocharged GT is reasonable at going fast, rivals are much more fun to drive.
We’d also stick with the cheapest trim. It keeps the price low, yet still gives you alloy wheels, air-conditioning, Bluetooth, reversing sensors and an iPod-compatible stereo.
The Proceed comes with Hankook tyres as standard, which transmit quite a bit of road noise into the cabin. When you order your car, we’d recommend asking your dealer to swap them for Continental tyres, because these should be quieter.
Like other Kias, the Proceed comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty that is transferable to any subsequent owner of the vehicle.