Kia Proceed GT review - All-round appeal for a competitive price - Kia Proceed GT MPG and running costs

A talented all-rounder, but one lacking the final few degrees of performance and ability to put it among the greats

Evo rating
Price
from £23,510
  • Fun and appealing package
  • Soft-edged compared to rivals

Officially, the Kia Proceed GT is rated at 38.2mpg. When some rivals quote figures over 40mpg the Kia’s figure doesn’t sound that impressive, but like many cars not explicitly designed for economy you can at least get within a whisker of that figure in real-world situations.

Depending on how you drive, of course. Our enthusiastically-driven long-term GT is doing closer to low-30s, though that typically involves a lot of short journeys and spirited use – we’ve seen mid-to-high 30s on longer runs, which should be typical for many drivers. Less typical is the 11-12mpg we've seen on several track days...

The Kia does score well in other areas of running costs too. For a start, anyone buying a new Proceed GT benefits from the same seven-year warranty you’d get on a new Kia Picanto, which also makes the Ceed an attractive used purchase since most on dealers’ forecourts will have several years of warranty left.

Insurance group 27 is lower than that of rivals like the Golf GTI too and there’s no reason to expect it to chew through consumables any quicker than its rivals – the Ceed certainly feels well bolted-together.

Most Popular

2022 Alpine A110 revealed – new A110 GT and sharper A110 S headline changes
Alpine A110 S – front tracking
Alpine A110

2022 Alpine A110 revealed – new A110 GT and sharper A110 S headline changes

Key updates for the range to further broaden the range and further focus top-spec A110 S
24 Nov 2021
Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S
Audi RS3 review 2021
Audi RS3

Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S

Audi’s new RS3 hyper hatch finally gets the technology to take on AMG’s range-topper
22 Nov 2021
2023 Polestar 5 previewed – Precept Concept’s production-ready realisation is coming ​​
Polestar 5 preview 1
Polestar

2023 Polestar 5 previewed – Precept Concept’s production-ready realisation is coming ​​

This is the Polestar 5, rival to the Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron GT and Tesla Model S
23 Nov 2021