Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Legroom for four adults, but limited headroom
  • Long shallow boot is more useful than it looks
  • Poor visibility due to narrow windows

Kia often produces some of the most practical cars around, but that focus shifted a little when it built the Stinger – a style and performance-led four-door that showed the world the Korean company could make interesting cars.

The ProCeed follows that same vein, sacrificing some practicality and usability in the name of style. It

Space for four adults, but limited headroom

2019 Kia ProCeed rear seats

The ProCeed is quite a long car, and so there’s plenty of legroom inside. Unlike previous Pro_cee’d models, this is a five-door car, so access to the rear is simple enough, and once inside tall adults can slouch without their knees hitting the seats in front.

That’s good news, because slouching is somewhat of a necessity, especially for taller passengers. The ProCeed has a very low roofline that impacts headroom in the rear, and even in the front to a lesser extent.

It also makes ingress and egress more difficult than on the taller Ceed and Ceed SW – it’s all too easy to bump your head on the roofline as you step in. The smaller door openings also make fitting items such as child seats a little trickier.

The worst impact is on visibility, though. The high shoulder line and thick C-pillars mean big blind spots behind you, and the rear window is narrow and near-useless at times. It’s good news that all models get parking sensors and a reversing camera, or parking the ProCeed would be very difficult indeed.

Other than the roof, it’s very similar to the regular Ceed inside – so that means comfortable seats (heavily bolstered and sporty on top-of-the-range GT cars) and plenty of width for elbows and shoulders.

Decent boot for a sporting model

Unusually for a model pitched as a more dynamic and sporty alternative to its hatchback cousin, the ProCeed actually has the larger boot of the two. At 594 litres, in fact, it’s not far off the 600-litres offered by the full-blown Ceed SW.

It’s quite a practical space, with a very long loading deck ideal for items such as skis, bikes or flat-pack furniture.

However, the ProCeed’s sloping roofline and steeply raked rear windscreen mean that it’s not as square as either the hatch or SW, and tall or boxy loads will be more of a struggle. There’s also the question of the load opening, which is a lot smaller than on the SW and features a higher loading sill to hump heavy bags over.

Safety

  • Uses the regular Ceed as a base
  • Which scored four stars in Euro NCAP tests
  • Five stars with Driver Assistance Pack fitted

The ProCeed hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP as an individual variant, but it’s very similar in structure to the regular Ceed – which posted good if not class-leading scores that also apply to the ProCeed, as well as other models in the family. With standard equipment, the Ceed scored four stars – this was raised to a full five-star rating when fitted with the optional safety pack.

In the case of the ProCeed, that pack is included on all trim levels, which is good news - meaning it's a five-star car for safety.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia ProCeed Shooting Brake.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
GT optional equipment
None available

GT-Line equipment

GT-Line standard equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel
GT-Line optional equipment
None available

GT-Line Lunar Edition equipment

GT-Line Lunar Edition standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Space saver spare wheel
GT-Line Lunar Edition optional equipment
None available

GT-Line S equipment

GT-Line S standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
GT-Line S optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Kia ProCeed Shooting Brake was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 88%
Child Occupant: 85%
Vulnerable Road Users: 52%
Safety Assist: 68%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.