Kia Pro Ceed

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How much does the Kia Pro Ceed cost to run?

The 1.6L diesel is the most economical Kia Pro Ceed to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Kia Pro Ceed 1.6L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just over 74 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Peugeot 308 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Ford Focus 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 8, which is lower than the Ford Focus 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Fiat 500L 1.2L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Honda Civic has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.6L diesel
mpg62.8 - 74.3
emissions99 - 119
tax£0.00 - £30.00
insuranceGroup 8 - 18

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Kia Pro Ceed: How big is the boot?

The Kia Pro Ceed has a below average boot space (355 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Peugeot 308 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 810 litres.

Is the Kia Pro Ceed easy to park?

The Kia Pro Ceed is very middle of the road - it fills three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Skoda Rapid.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4281m long it gives you reasonable 519mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Kia Pro Ceed has the best performance?

The fastest Kia Pro Ceed from 0-60, is the 1.6L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 280 lbs/ft torque and 134 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9.5 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4L petrol, which will beat your Kia Pro Ceed to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L diesel
zeroTo629.5 - 13.5
torque235 - 300
bhp89 - 134

What size caravan or trailer, can the Kia Pro Ceed tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Kia Pro Ceed 1.6L diesel which has 300 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1500kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.