An entry-level Proceed costs more than an entry-level Ceed with the same engine, but the Proceed still undercuts its main rivals. Besides, the premium that it carries over the five-door is offset by extra standard equipment. Other running costs are competitive, although the bigger wheels and extra kit of top-spec cars have a negative effect on fuel economy and emissions.
Kia Proceed quality & reliability
Perceived quality is good – so good that our only real gripe is reserved for the seats, which look a bit cheap and are short of side support. The seats in the GT are better, though. The cabin is smartly trimmed, with plenty of soft-touch plastics and classy-looking decorative panels. Kia is so confident that its cars will stand the test of time that the Proceed comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty.
Kia Proceed safety & security
While the Proceed hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP, the five-door Ceed achieved a maximum five-star rating. It’s disappointing that Kia doesn’t go the extra mile on safety equipment, though; there’s no driver’s knee airbag or city-braking assist. Theft resistance is boosted by deadlocks, an automatic door-locking function and locking wheelnuts.