Kia XCeed 1.5T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £26,555What Car? Target Price£24,950
Review

The Kia XCeed tries to mixes an SUV with a family hatchback, but doesn't pull it off. The regular Kia Ceed is more cost effective, the Seat Leon is roomier and better to drive, and SUVs like the Skoda Karoq are available for similar money and bring real practicality advantages

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Compared with the Connect trim, you don’t get all that much more with the ‘3’ trim. That said, the upgrade will get you rear parking sensors, rain sensing front wipers, heated front seats, dual automatic air conditioning and a USB fast charger in the front. You do, however, get the upgraded AEB system that can sense cyclists and pedestrians.

Offering 158bhp, the 1.5-litre petrol engine gives you a little more power and is therefore more flexible when you need a quick burst of power. It still suffers low down in the rev range but once the turbo starts working you’ll have more than enough performance at your disposal for overtaking. It’s not as efficient as the smaller engine and rivals, however.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

45.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

426

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

141

g/km

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