Kia XCeed Leasing
Top 3 Features
Wide range of engines.
Solid interior build quality.
Why Lease a Kia XCeed?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The Kia XCeed is designed to be more practical than the Ceed hatchback, so you get a bigger boot and roughly the same amount of cabin space. The amount of room you get depends on which engine you choose. Go for a petrol-powered car and you get a very useful 426-litre boot. But if you choose a diesel, that shrinks to a slightly less competitive 380 litres. And if you choose the hybrid, you get 291 litres of boot space – less than you’d find in a VW Polo.
Fortunately, there’s still a good amount of cabin space, with room for 4 adults. Headroom might be a bit tight for very tall passengers, but legroom is perfectly adequate and kids will have more than enough space. Fitting a 5th occupant into the middle seat is easier than it might otherwise be, thanks to a relatively flat floor.
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. The official fuel consumption figure of 201.8mpg is fanciful in the real world, 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.
XCeed SUVThe XCeed is only available as a 5-seat, 5-door SUV.
The Kia XCeed Vs Competitors
It should be. Kia has a good reputation for reliability and the XCeed is largely built with tried-and-tested components. The South Korean company also offers UK customers a 7-year warranty that will keep you covered for the duration of your lease deal.
The boot space on offer largely depends on the engine you choose. Lease an XCeed with the 1.0- or 1.5-litre petrol engine and you get 426 litres of luggage capacity. Opt for a 1.6-litre diesel and that falls to 380 litres. And if you pick the plug-in hybrid, you get just 291 litres of boot space.
The XCeed range kicks off with the entry-level 2 model. And before you ask, we don’t know what happened to the 1 either. From there, the Edition model marks the next rung on the ladder, followed by the 3 model. Crowning the range is the high-end 4 version.
Some versions of the XCeed come with parking sensors as standard, but the entry-level 2 and Edition models have to go without. That said, they come with a reversing camera instead, making parking much easier. Moving up to 3 and 4 models will get you rear parking sensors as well.
Because it’s a kind of halfway house between a hatchback and an SUV, the XCeed isn’t quite as spacious as some of its rivals. But it gives you more space than a conventional Ceed, particularly in the boot. With plenty of luggage room and enough cabin space to accommodate a family of 4 quite happily, the XCeed makes a lot of sense.
Offering all the advantages of the Ceed hatchback and then adding the raised driving position and off-road styling of an SUV is a recipe for success. With modern looks, a well-built cabin and plenty of tech, the XCeed ticks plenty of boxes for plenty of customers. A competitive warranty and Kia’s reputation for reliability only sweeten the deal.
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