2017 Kia Pro Ceed Review


The Kia Pro Ceed is many things – it’s a three-door hatchback that likes to think it’s a coupe, and it has some of the most torturous punctuation and syntax of any mainstream car name (Kia actually stylises it "pro_cee'd"). It’s also smart to look at, decent to drive, well-made and well-priced, so for all its odd name and coupe delusions of grandeur, it’s certainly worth a look.


Body Style: Three-door hatchback Seats: 5   MRP from £17,995 - £23,695


Did you know? The Pro Ceed’s name comes from the fact that the Ceed was the first car Kia built in the EU (or EEC as was) and ED for European Design.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.1/10)

It’s no hot hatch, the Pro Ceed (not even the 201hp GT, which nevertheless has a good go at being one), but it is a decent hatchback, with attractively sporty lines and not at all bad handling and ride. Being a Kia, it’s also well built, tolerably refined, just about practical enough, and comes with the allure of a lengthy standard warranty. Not a car about which to dream, perhaps, but certainly a car that will be satisfying to own.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Specs & Trims

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Running Costs ...