3.9 out of 5 3.9
Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Sleek shooting brake is a stylish addition to the Ceed range

Kia ProCeed Shooting Brake (19 on) - rated 3.9 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £25,130 - £29,890
Lease from new From £252 p/m View lease deals
Used price £13,850 - £24,915
Used monthly cost From £346 per month
Fuel Economy 41.5 - 56.5 mpg
Road tax cost £155
Insurance group 12 - 23 How much is it to insure?


  • Bold, sleek styling stands out from the crowd
  • Solid and user-friendly interior
  • Higher-spec than Ceed SW
  • Seven-year warranty


  • Not as practical as a true estate
  • Uninspiring engine range
  • Very limited headroom
  • Poor rear visibility

Kia ProCeed Shooting Brake rivals

Written by Murray Scullion on

The Kia ProCeed has undergone something of a transformation. Effectively replacing the old three-door hatchback, it's now a seriously slinky ‘shooting brake’ style estate car. In case you've never heard the term shooting brake, it refers to an estate that shares the proportions of a coupe. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you'll see that from the rear it's definitely less boxy than your run-of-the-mill estate.

It looks brilliant, but it gives buyers an interesting conundrum when choosing from the Kia Ceed range. Do they go for practical and capacious Ceed SW estate, the cheaper and still very neat Ceed hatch, the fashionable XCeed crossover or do they step up to the top of the range and opt for this new ProCeed? It’s not really pitched as a practical model in the same vein as the SW, though its physical size and pricing would see it cross-shopped with the likes of the Ford Focus Estate or Volkswagen Golf Estate.

Instead, Kia sees the ProCeed as the budget rival to cars like the Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake. The ProCeed doesn’t have an estate boot to be practical – it has one to be stylish.

Efficient but uninspiring engine range

The ProCeed comes equipped with a choice of three engines. There’s an entry-level 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol with 140hp, which can be mated with either six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch gearboxes – but regardless of transmission, it feels slow and leaden in its response, albeit refined and smooth.

Much more interesting is the 1.6-litre turbo petrol, which boasts 201hp and gives the ProCeed rather more spring in its step. It’s not exactly hot hatchback-levels of performance – you’ll need to look to sister brand Hyundai and its i30 N for that – but it’s definitely the choice for keen drivers. It’s offered only with an automatic gearbox.

Penny-pinchers should look to the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, which offers the lowest running costs of the trio by far.

Practicality limited by styling

The ProCeed’s estate body might lead you to believe it’s a more practical choice than the hatch – and in some respects, it is, with a longer load bay suitable for large, flat items and a large amount more load capacity up to the load cover (594 litres). The truncated roofline, however, severely impacts both upright space in the boot and headroom for passengers. Even front seat passengers will have to get used to ducking their heads as they enter if they don’t want to clout themselves on the door frame.

The bulbous rear end also results in a slightly odd-shaped boot opening, and a high loading sill.

Easy to understand trim structure

There are only three trims for the ProCeed, and they’re all high-end options. This clearly marks the ProCeed out from its Ceed SW stablemate, which is exclusively available with lower-end equipment. This means that all ProCeeds come with Kia’s sporty ‘GT-Line’ styling pack, giving them a more aggressive look, and plenty of equipment including dual-zone climate control, a reversing camera, heated seats, and a large infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

Unlike some manufacturers, Kia has very few optional extras to add, making choosing a ProCeed easy – and the price you see will nearly always be the price you pay, without any desirable equipment hidden behind an options list paywall.

From time to time, Kia also adds special editions to the range, offering added kit and new colours.

New manual gearbox and augmented reality tech coming soon

Kia has a clever new manual gearbox due in 2021. It allows the car to coast in neutral without any intervention from the driver. This results in lower emissions and improved economy. Read more about this in the driving section.

While Kia's UVO infotainment system's app will soon gain augmented reality to help get you to your destination. Interested? Skip to the infotainment section to learn more.

Click through these pages to read everything you need to know about the Kia ProCeed including its practicality, how much it costs to run - and whether we'd recommend buying one.

Kia ProCeed Shooting Brake rivals

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