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Kia XCEED HATCHBACK 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT

Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
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Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
Kia XCEED 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG47.90
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed124 mph
  • C02134 g/km
  • BHP138
  • Torque178 lbs/f
  • P11D30%

Review

Kia's XCeed gives the Korean maker yet another option to offer buyers seeking a stylish, well-equipped compact SUV. You might feel that this bulging segment doesn't really need any further options but Kia was determined that the Ceed family should offer one and has engineered this smart Crossover contender with characteristic thoroughness.

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Kia adds another option to the Ceed range with this trendy XCeed SUV. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Background

It's easy to see why Kia is offering this XCeed compact SUV; sales of Crossover models like this are going through the roof just at present. It's less easy to see where it fits within the Korean maker's model line-up. After all, at much the same price point as more affordable XCeed variants, Kia has its Stonic small Crossover. And plusher XCeed derivatives overlap with the brand's Niro SUV hybrids and some versions of the company's mid-sized Sportage SUV. Then of course there are also versions of the Ceed hatch, the Ceed Sportswagon estate and the ProCeed sports estate. Complicated isn't it...

Driving Experience

Don't expect shattering performance - but then buyers in the compact SUV segment aren't usually looking for that. The suspension has been revamped for SUV use compared with regular Ceed models so that it can combat this higher-sided model's body roll through the bends. The XCeed uses the same engines we're familiar with from elsewhere in the Ceed line-up. That means the range kicks off with a 118hp 1.0-litre T-GDi three cylinder petrol powerplant. Next up is a petrol 1.4 T-GDi with 138hp (also available with DCT auto transmission). The auto's not especially quick-responding, but it's a smooth-shifting 'box. Kia has also developed a 1.6-litre petrol plug-in hybrid variant you can ask your dealer about. The potent 201hp 1.6-litre petrol turbo unit from the Ceed GT is missing though. If you want to fuel from the black pump, there's also a manual-only 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, offered with either 114hp or 134hp. And the brand is promising that the black pump-fuelled models will shortly be embellished with mild hybrid tech. All XCeeds get lane keep assist and forward collision warning fitted as standard, while pedestrian detection comes as part of an optional safety pack. The First Edition version also features smart cruise control (on DSG auto variants), plus blind spot collision warning and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Design and Build

The XCeed is quite different from the standard Ceed hatch - only the front doors are carried over. Potential buyers should like the sleek roofline and chunky wheel arch extensions mean which are meant to make this compact SUV look rugged and distinctive. There's more ground clearance than the hatch - and you get some black plastic bits and roof rails to give the SUV vibe. The XCeed rides on the same platform as the Ceed hatchback, but it's 85mm longer, with most of the extra length added to the rear overhang. It's 48mm taller too. Inside, it's much more like any ordinary Ceed. Cabin space is on a par with the usual hatch model rather than a full-size SUV, but one key difference on plusher variants lies with the new 10.25-inch infotainment system. The screen is similar to the ordinary monitor, but it's sharper, brighter and quicker to load. The base '2'-spec models still use that older eight-inch screen, which features a reversing camera and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone-mirroring. Rear seat space is similar to that of the Ceed hatch, but at 426 litres, the boot is 31-litres larger than it is in that more ordinary variant.

Market and Model

XCeed pricing kicks off from just under £21,000 and rises up to just under £30,000. There's a choice of '2' and '3'-spec variants, plus an initial 'First Edition' model. Grade '2' models get 16-inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails, a rear spoiler, LED bi-functional headlights, front projection fog lamps, LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights and rear fog lamps. Inside, the eight-inch touchscreen features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, together with a reversing camera system. Other equipment includes a leather trimmed steering wheel and gearshift, black premium cloth upholstery, automatic lighting control, electric front and rear windows with front auto up and down functionality, keyless entry, manual air conditioning and cruise control. Move up to level '3' and there's 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, electric and heated folding door mirrors and a window defogger. Step inside and there's a 10.25-inch navigation system with telematics, black cloth and part faux leather seat upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, an electric park brake and rear auto up and down functionality for the electric windows, as well as a smart key and button start. The centre console features a sliding storage box for extra versatility and pedestrian detection is added to the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system on manual models and is an optional extra for DCT versions.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the WLTP figures. The base 1.0-litre T-Gdi petrol model manages 45.6mpg on the combined cycle and 140g/km of CO2. For the 1.4 T-Gdi petrol, the figures are 42.8mpg and 150g/km. Many XCeed buyers though, will want to fuel from the black pump. The CRDi powerplant on offer here is Kia's 'U3' diesel engine. Designed to go beyond the strict limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, this 1.6-litre Common-Rail Direct injection unit uses Selective Catalytic Reduction active emissions control technology to significantly reduce emissions. Hence a reduction in particulate matter and Nox compared to earlier Kia diesel engines. And improved CO2 readings of course. Let's get to the figures. For the 1.6 CRDi diesel in 114hp form, it's 52.3mpg and 141g/km. Or 53.3mpg and 138g/km for the 1.6 CRDi in 134hp guise. Diesel buyers might be best off waiting for a little longer: both diesel units will soon be paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid setup, which should provide a modest boost to fuel economy. Kia also offers a 1.6-litre petrol-powered plug-in hybrid version of this car. This delivers 201.8mpg on the combined cycle and 32g/km of CO2. In its EV mode, the Kia XCeed Plug-in Hybrid is capable of travelling up to 36 miles and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to recharge the battery pack to 100 per cent using a 3.3kW AC charger. As usual with Kia, there's a 7 year or 100,000 mile warranty which, since it can be passed from owner to owner, should help the impressively strong residual values. You might want to note that roadside assistance cover is limited to one year, but you do get a long 12 year bodywork warranty.

Summary

Kia thinks that this Crossover model will be its best selling Ceed derivative, which says much for the way the SUV craze is dominating customer thinking these days. Some might find this variant slightly pricey and space-wise, it doesn't actually offer you very much more practicality than you'd get in the ordinary hatch. Otherwise though, there's plenty to like here. The engines are willing and the base 1.0-litre petrol unit is probably all you need. Plus there aren't really any dynamic downsides here, for opting into the crossover craze. In addition of course, there's the peace of mind of Kia's class-leading 7-year warranty. In short, if you're shopping for this kind of car, there's plenty of reasons why you might want this one.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control + speed limiter
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City
10.25" touchscreen satellite navigation with telematics
4.2" supervision colour cluster display
Android auto with voice control
Apple car play with voice control
Bluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
Drive mode selector
Driver attention warning
Kia connected services featuring TomTom live
Lane keep assist
Motor driven power steering
Rear parking sensor
Reversing camera with dynamic guide lines
Speed limit information function (SLIF)
Trip computer
Exterior Features
Solid paint
All-round Electric Windows with Auto Up & Down Function
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic defog system
Automatic headlights
Black wheel arch extensions
Body colour bumpers
Body colour exterior door handles
Body colour side sill mouldings
Body coloured door mirrors with matt black lower housing
Body coloured rear spoiler
Body coloured shark fin antenna
Electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicator lights
Heated rear window with timer
High beam assist
High Gloss Black and Satin Chrome Radiator Grille
LED Bi-Function projection headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED High-mounted Brake Light
LED rear fog light
LED rear lights
Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
Projection front fog lights
Rain sensing front wipers
Rear wiper
Satin chrome window surround
Silver roof rails
Tinted glass
Wide view drivers door mirror
Windscreen Washer Level Warning
Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension
Intelligent Stop and Go
Entertainment
7 speakers
DAB Radio with MP3
Front USB port
Steering wheel mounted controls
USB Fast Charger in Front Centre Console
Interior Features
12V power socket in front centre console
12V socket in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seat
All-round height adjustable headrests
Centre console with cupholders and sliding cover
Centre Console with Storage Box and Sliding Armrest
Chrome interior door handles
Cloth/faux leather upholstery
Driver + front passenger electric lumbar support
Driver's seat height adjuster
Dual zone automatic air conditioning
Faux leather door trim
Front and rear door storage
Front cabin map light with sunglasses case
Front Passenger Seat Height Adjuster
Front seatback pockets
Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
Illuminated driver and front passenger sunvisors with vanity mirror
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
Leather steering wheel and gearshift
Luggage area light
Luggage area parcel shelf
Luggage hooks
Rear cabin light
Rear centre armrest with cupholders
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Passive Safety
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)
All round 3-point seatbelts
Dual front side airbags
Dual horn
Electronic parking brake
Electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)
Front passenger airbag cut off switch
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)
Impact sensing auto door unlocking
Rear door child safety locks
Seatbelt reminder warning
Traction control
Twin Curtain Airbags
Twin front airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Alarm system
Engine Immobiliser & Deadlocks
Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System
Locking wheel nuts
Wheels
18" alloy wheels
Temporary spare wheel
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.265
CO2 (g/km) 134
HC 0.024
NOx 0.026
Particles 0.0001
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 156
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1353
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 7 SPEED
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 47.9
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 53.3
EC Urban (mpg) 41.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 8.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 39.2
WLTP - MPG - High 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Low 32.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium 42.8
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.4
Badge Power 138
Coin Description GDi
Coin Series 3
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 16E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 10000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 7
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs) 9.2
Engine Power - BHP 138
Engine Power - KW 103
Engine Power - RPM 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 178
Engine Torque - MKG 24.6
Engine Torque - NM 241
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 124
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 235/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 235/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1495
Length 4395
Wheelbase 2650
Width 1826
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 1860
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1378
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 426
Max. Loading Weight 485
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1000
Minimum Kerbweight 1375
No. of Seats 5

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £245.05 p/m £3.49 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £258.72 p/m £4.79 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £267.84 p/m £5.66 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £289.25 p/m £25.66 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £309.97 p/m £35.84 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £327.24 p/m £44.35 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £343.82 p/m £61.07 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £206.24 p/m £3.44 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £219.20 p/m £12.10 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £227.84 p/m £17.88 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £249.44 p/m £25.00 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £268.63 p/m £43.07 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £283.99 p/m £56.34 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £298.87 p/m £74.51 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £201.94 p/m £9.47 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £213.53 p/m £16.92 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £221.25 p/m £21.89 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £238.01 p/m £35.91 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £254.04 p/m £54.06 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £266.06 p/m £70.23 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £280.26 p/m £83.36 p/m
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Premium paint £570.00
Packs
Advanced Driver Assistance Pack - XCEED DCT £750.00
Paintwork
Premium paint - Dark penta metal £570.00
Premium paint - Fusion white £570.00
Premium paint - Infra red £570.00
Premium paint - Lunar silver £570.00
Premium paint - Phantom black £570.00
Solid - Copper stone FOC
Trim
Cloth/faux leather - Black FOC
* option prices shown are estimated