Kia XCeed 1.6 GDi PHEV First Edition 5dr DCT Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Kia Xceed 2019 RHD front cornering shot
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RRP £34,905What Car? Target Price£31,546
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 plug-in hybrid combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with a battery pack and electric motor. Fully charged, it’ll do 29 miles, according to official figures, but it isn’t as swift as more powerful PHEV rivals.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

167.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

291

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

38

g/km

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