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Kia ProCeed

(2019 – present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

64
%
C

Used car score:

68
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

65
%
C

Safety Rating:

59
%
C

Eco Rating:

66
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

69
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

64
%
C

Used car score:

68
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

65
%
C

Safety Rating:

59
%
C

Eco Rating:

66
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

69
%
B

Summary


The Kia Ceed has become a highly popular family hatch over the years and its ‘shooting brake’ sister the ProCeed is also well liked, especially since the third-generation version launched in 2019 dropped the unwieldy pro_cee’d moniker.

What’s a shooting brake? To be honest, it’s not a Kia ProCeed. Technically, a shooting brake is an estate version of a coupé. The ProCeed is simply a sleeker version of the normal Ceed Sportswagon estate that prioritises style over load capability. It certainly looks the part but it’s still reasonably practical, The Telegraph commenting that despite the sloping roof the boot is only fractionally smaller than the ‘proper’ Ceed estate and bigger than several traditional estate rivals.

Engine choices are simple – standard is the 160hp 1.5-litre petrol, while GT versions get a 1.6-litre unit of 205hp. There are no diesels, and no hybrids at the time of writing. Entry-level GT-Line versions are fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox but most use Kia’s seven-speed automatic transmission.

Testers like the efficient engines and the ProCeed’s general road manners, though Top Gear notes “it’s heavier than a normal Ceed and not the sporty, driver-pleasing solution Kia might have you believe.”

Equipment levels are extensive, as is usual with Kia, though one minus point is that pedestrian and cyclist detection on the autonomous braking only comes as standard with the one manual model or the top GT-Line S – otherwise it’s an option and such cars only get a four-star Euro NCAP safety rating as a result.

Overall testers conclude the ProCeed is good, but not quite the full package, Autocar commenting; “It looks desirable and combines eye-catching design with decent practicality in some respects; but it’s meanly packaged in other ways.”

As of January 2024, the Kia ProCeed holds an Expert Rating of 64%. This is about four points behind the regular Ceed range.

ProCeed highlights

  • Stylish looks
  • Surprisingly spacious
  • Good ride quality
  • Quality interior
  • Economic price and running costs

ProCeed lowlights

  • Full active safety not on all models
  • Steering a little lifeless
  • Petrol engines only
  • Manual gearbox only on entry model

Key specifications


Body style: Medium estate
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £26,590 on-road

Launched: Spring 2019
Last updated: Summer 2020
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


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Auto Express

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Evo

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Fleetworld

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Honest John

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Motors.co.uk

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 4 stars
Date tested: July 2019
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 88%
Child protection: 85%
Vulnerable road users: 52%
Safety assist: 68%

Note on safety

The Kia Ceed family, including the ProCeed and XCeed models, has two separate Euro NCAP safety ratings depending on the level of equipment fitted to your car.

Lower-specification ProCeed GT-Line models do not get as much safety equipment as standard, so they get a four-star rating as shown above. Higher-specification GT-Line S models get an additional Advanced Driving Assistance Pack (available on lower-spec ProCeeds at additional cost), which earns them a five-star rating. This also bumps up the Vulnerable Road Users rating from 52% to 68%, and the Safety Assist Rating from 68% to 73%.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Kia ProCeed has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Kia XCeed to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the XCeed, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models42 mpgD34 – 44 mpgC – D
Diesel models54 mpgB43 – 61 mpgA – C
Plug-in hybrid models186 mpgA157 – 202 mpgA – A
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models155 g/kmB145 – 191 g/kmB – C
Diesel models136 g/kmB119 – 172 g/kmA – C
Plug-in hybrid models33 g/kmA30 – 40 g/kmA – A
Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
Plug-in hybrid models34 milesE30 – 37 milesD – E
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models33C24 – 42B – D
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£236B
Year 2£539B
Year 3£932B
Year 4£1,203B
Year 5£1,611B
Overall£4,521B

The Kia ProCeed is a mixed bag when its comes to running costs, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Fuel economy is disappointing for petrol models but good for diesel-engined versions. The plug-in hybrid models look great on paper, but this is largely thanks to ridiculous EU/UK government lab tests that are completely inadequate for plug-in hybrids. There is no way you will ever travel for 186 miles on a single gallon (4.5 litres) of fuel and some electricity…

The battery range of the plug-in hybrid model is poor when compared to most rivals. Most households will not be able to do most of their weekly driving with only electric power, not without very consistent recharging anyway.

Compared to the rest of the estate sector, the car’s service and maintenance costs are lower than average. Insurance costs are usually around the market average, based on data from the UK’s insurance group assessor, Thatcham Research.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Kia ProCeed has received

2019

  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best Estate Car
  • Red Dot Design Award

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Kia ProCeed, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Ford Focus Estate | Hyundai i30 Estate | Kia Ceed Sportswagon | Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake | Peugeot 308 SW | SEAT Leon Estate | Suzuki Swace | Toyota Corolla Touring Sports | Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer | Volkswagen Golf Estate

The Kia ProCeed’s low-slung estate body style means it has hardly any direct rivals, with Kia pitching it as a budget option to the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake. However its practicality makes the car a viable contender to traditional estate versions of family cars, such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. 


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