Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 4.6 mpp
Diesel engines 7.6 - 7.7 mpp
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 28.6 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.
Based on "Weighted" mpg; figures depend on the proportion of miles driven in pure electric mode and may vary widely

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 30.4 mpg
Diesel engines 51.4 - 52.3 mpg
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 188.3 mpg

The main line-up’s 1.7-litre diesel engine claims 64.2mpg with a manual gearbox and 61.4mpg with the seven-speed auto. Neither is going to require a second mortgage to run, thanks to low road tax and fixed-cost servicing packages available for either three or five years.

The standard car features only one engine but two gearbox options, and there’s a 7g/km difference in the amount of CO2 produced depending on which transmission you choose.

The manual comes out the best with 113g/km of CO2, but even the automatic is reasonable with 120g/km.

There’s nothing here that isn’t used in the saloon car so there should be no worries from a reliability front. Kia’s seven-year warranty should also inspire confidence, especially when you consider it’s transferable to a new owner when you come to sell.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £155
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 19 - 31
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