Kia XCeed 1.4T GDi ISG First Edition 5dr DCT Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
Kia Xceed 2019 RHD front cornering shot
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RRP £29,525What Car? Target Price£27,612
Review

The Kia Xceed mixes SUV looks with hatchback running costs, but, compared with the regular Kia Ceed, you pay a big premium for its extra style. Proper family SUVs such as the Skoda Karoq are more practical, too.

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This trim level is ridiculously pricey. Even if you factor in the adaptive cruise control (only with the automatic gearbox), power tailgate, front parking sensors, heated rear seats and panoramic sunroof, JBL Premium sound system (not on PHEV models) and wireless charging, it’s almost as much money as a top-of-the-range Skoda Karoq fitted with four-wheel drive.

This 138bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol provides similar verve to a Ford Focus Active 1.5 150 Ecoboost. That means it’s not especially quick, but it's flexible enough for most people’s needs. It’s also not that smooth when you rev it, nor is it particularly economical, but is available with the choice of a manual or an automatic gearbox.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

426

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

159

g/km

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