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Stylish, practical and more comfortable than the regular Ceed hatchback, the XCeed makes for a great all-rounder

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Used Kia XCeed For Sale

The Kia XCeed is a stylish crossover that's been designed to offer enhanced practicality over a regular hatchback.

If you've been considering a larger vehicle - whether it's for a growing family or you just need the extra space inside - then you may have looked into SUVs. However, SUVs are much larger and typically cost more to run when compared to an average hatchback, which may not appeal.

That's where the Kia XCeed comes in, a family crossover that's based on the popular Kia Ceed hatchback, only it comes with a slightly larger cabin and more ground clearance. Here's the XCeed in a nutshell:

  • Supremely comfortable
  • Well-equipped throughout the range
  • Efficient range of engines, including a plug-in hybrid
  • Models still benefit from Kia's class-leading warranty
  • Attractive appearance

Engines and Driving Experience

Red Kia XCeed, rear

The XCeed's suspension is 20mm taller than what you'll find on the regular Ceed; and combined with the beefier tyres and softer springs, the XCeed makes short work of Britain's B-roads. In addition, the car still feels easy to manoeuvre because it's not drastically bigger than the hatchback it's based on.

A 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 118bhp kicks off the range. It isn't the fastest, but it feels eager around town and can return up to 47.1mpg. The 1.5-litre T-GDI with 158bhp is a good choice if you spend a lot of time on A-roads. 0 to 62mph only takes 8.7 seconds, yet up to 45.5pg is still achievable.

Mild-hybrid (MHEV) technology can be found on the sole 1.6-litre diesel unit, which offers modest performance: 0 to 62mph in 10.2 seconds and a top speed of 121mph. Over 55mpg is possible with this engine.

A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is available, and combines battery power with a 1.6-litre petrol engine to produce 139bhp. Performance isn't class-leading by any means, but you can travel up to 33 miles on electric power alone.

Practicality and Running Costs

Red Kia XCeed, boot

The interior of the XCeed isn't much bigger than the hatchback, but this is no cause for concern. Head and leg room is generous whether you're in the front or back, and the driver's seat offers plenty of adjustment. Being a crossover, visibility is enhanced thanks to the raised driving position.

Measuring 426 litres, the XCeed's boot will be able to accommodate anything family life can throw at it, such as pushchairs and weekly trips to the supermarket. The PHEV and MHEV models sacrifice boot capacity because of where the batteries are located, offering 291 and 380 litres respectively.

Because the XCeed was only introduced in 2019, models can still benefit from Kia's 7-year warranty, giving total peace of mind. Servicing and maintenance shouldn't set you back much, and can be completed through your nearest Evans Halshaw Kia retailer. In addition, annual premiums should be reasonable because the car doesn't XCeed (sorry) insurance group 19.

Interior, Technology and Safety

Red Kia XCeed, interior

Equipment levels are strong across the range, and typical of Kia, the cabin design and quality is generally very good. The infotainment system is certainly impressive with its large screen and vibrant menus, while the instrument cluster blends analogue dials with a digital display for instant familiarity.

It's unlikely you'll feel short changed with the entry-level '2' models, which get keyless entry, cruise control, roof rails and air-conditioning as standard. Moving up to the '3' is fruitful if you value extra style and more toys because you get part-leather seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, a heated steering wheel and heated front seats.

Top spec '4' cars come with sharp 12.3-inch digital instruments instead of traditional dials. There's also wireless phone charging, leather seats, various changes to the interior and exterior appearance (such as a different grille) and a panoramic sunroof.

The Kia XCeed is available with the following safety features:

  • Lane keep assist
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Pedestrian protection
  • Blind spot warnings
  • Speed limit warnings

Is the Kia XCeed right for me?

Crossovers are a great way of benefitting from additional practicality without having to commit to a much larger SUV. The Kia XCeed is certainly an exceptional crossover that's practical, comfortable and affordable to run. In short, if you're in the market for this type of car then the XCeed should feature on your shortlist.

The XCeed isn't a traditional crossover like a Renault Captur or Peugeot 2008. However, there are some rivals worth looking at. The Ford Focus Active X is brilliant to drive, while the Mercedes-Benz GLA is a similar concept that's a great choice if you're after something more premium.

Why purchase a used Kia XCeed through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.