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Kia XCeed review - MPG, CO2 and running costs

The Kia XCeed range offers solid residuals, reasonable insurance premiums, along with a fuel-saving plug-in hybrid option

The XCeed petrol models offer decent economy, with an average of 47.1mpg on the combined cycle possible from the 1.0-litre unit, while the 158bhp 1.5-litre returns 44.8 to 45.6mpg depending on wheel and gearbox options. CO2 emissions range from 135g/km for the entry-level petrol on its smallest wheels to 142g/km in the manual 1.5-litre car.

For the ultimate in economy, the XCeed plug-in hybrid is by far the front-runner. Priced at over £30,000, it's the most expensive model in the range, but offers up to 201mpg on the combined cycle with emissions from 32g/km. There's also a useful all-electric range of up to 36 miles from a full battery - perfect for the urban commute.

The XCeed plug-in model will be particularly attractive for company car users as it has a 12 per cent Benefit-in-Kind for 2022/23. 

Insurance groups

Insurance ratings for the XCeed plug-in hybrid model are in group 12 or 13, which means premiums shouldn't be too expensive. Petrol versions range from groups 12-19.

Depreciation

Buyers opting for the 118bhp 1.0-litre model will see the best residual values in the XCeed range - 48 per cent of its original list price after three-years and 36,000-miles. The 158bhp 1.5-litre version in top-spec 4 trim lags behind on around 40 per cent over the same period, while the plug-in hybrid occupies the middle ground with 44-45 per cent.

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