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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 to business users as it has an 11% Benefit-in-Kind rate for 2021/22, and 12% 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.


Our experts expect that the Kia XCeed will hold on to around 40 to 48% of its original list price after three years and 36,000 miles come trade-in time, with the plug-in hybrid models achieving the best second-hand values.

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