We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

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.

Kia Proceed Hatchback
33 5stars

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.

What Car? readers say

No reader reviews found

Continue to full review »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Buying a car? Need Help?

Get in touch
Read in full

The full Kia Proceed review


There are 9 Kia Proceed versions available

Hatchback 1.4 98 VR7 3dr £14,700
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 GDi 133 S ISG 3dr £17,695
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 CRDi 126 S ISG 3dr £18,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 GDi 133 SE 3dr £19,705
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 T-GDi 201 GT 3dr £20,000
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 CRDi 126 SE ISG 3dr £20,795
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 GDi 133 SE DCT auto 3dr £21,005
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 T-GDi 201 GT Tech 3dr £22,700
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 CRDi 126 SE Tech 3dr £22,895
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

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.

Proceed rivals

Share on Facebook

Kia Proceed Hatchback

Read the definitive Kia Proceed Hatchback review from the expert What Car? team. Check specs, prices and compare with similar cars.

Share

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014