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The Top Gear car review: Kia XCeed
Running costs and reliability
In terms of pricing, the 1.0-litre base XCeed will set you back just under £21,000 without any options, or around £1,000-£2,000 more than the equivalent Ceed. We hate to keep banging the hatchback drum, especially as the UK’s crossover obsession doesn’t look like halting any time soon, but there isn’t an argument to have something on stilts when there really aren’t many added benefits other than allowing the hard-of-hip to get in and out easier.
Anyway, the First Edition trim level is probably worth avoiding for the aforementioned reasons, and the fact it’s £28,000 with a manual and £29,000 for the auto.
As ever, Kia’s seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty is still in effect, though, and the XCeed gets a whole suite of safety systems as standard. Ready for the highlights? There’s lane keep assist, high beam assist, driver attention warning, hill start assist control, speed limit information function and forward collision-avoidance assist.