With such a wide range of engines on offer, you’ll always be able to lease a Kia XCeed that fits your budget. If you’re only doing a few thousand miles a year, the 1.0-litre petrol returns around 47mpg on the official economy test and won’t break the bank. The more powerful 1.5-litre engine is just slightly less economical, returning 44.8mpg.
If you’re doing lots of long journeys, the diesel will make more sense. Achieving 55.4mpg on the official test cycle means it’s the most economical XCeed going – at least on a long run. But a 30-mile electric range makes the 1.6-litre plug-in hybrid petrol engine the most efficient powertrain for shorter trips. You may struggle to hit the official fuel consumption figure of 201.8mpg, but those who charge regularly and stay local will be able to keep the fuel bills down.
They’ll also keep their tax bills down. Particularly if they’re leasing an XCeed as a company car. With emissions of 32g/km, the hybrid XCeed attracts Benefit-in-Kind company car tax at just 13% in the 2021/22 financial year. That makes it very cheap to run.