Used Kia ProCeed (2008 - 2012) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 10 May 2011
4
Kia's reputation improved massively with launch of the Cee'd hatchback - a car which surprised many who saw the Korean brand as little more than a maker of cheap and low-rent vehicles. The revolution continues with the Proceed, a sporty three-door hatchback that majors on style - a first for Kia.
Kia ProCeed (08-12)
Well built, distinctive styling, great value, most dynamic Kia yet, seven-year warranty as standard
Not as sporty to drive as it looks, uninspiring cabin, cramped rear passenger space

New price range:

£10,885 - £18,995

Used price range:

£595 - £3,250

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Kia's reputation improved massively with launch of the Cee'd hatchback - a car which surprised many who saw the Korean brand as little more than a maker of cheap and low-rent vehicles. The revolution continues with the Proceed, a sporty three-door hatchback that majors on style - a first for Kia. It certainly looks good and is quite different from the five-door model (it only shares the bonnet and front wings) while the interior is well built and robust - if a little on the plain side.

Disappointingly it's not quite as good to drive as the styling suggests but it's safe and composed nonetheless. The Proceed is also good value and well equipped, plus it comes with a superb seven-year warranty - backing up Kia's claims of industry-leading quality.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Space - very spacious given the car looks small, also amazing fuel economy.  

5 out of 5

Justine Forrest ,   20 Sep 2015    ... read more

 Very cheap to run. Just add fuel and go. No problems with it at all. Only had to change some tyres so far.  

4 out of 5

Edward Stuart ,   09 Sep 2014    ... read more

 Big boot, loads of room in the back and seats fold almost flat.  

4 out of 5

Nathan Welsh ,   05 Aug 2013    ... read more

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