We won’t bore you with the nuts and bolts of the situation, but suffice it to say the XCeed has a slightly more sophisticated suspension system than the regular Ceed
hatchback. Comfort is its main strength, because it deals with bad road surfaces with impressive calmness and tranquillity. It’s a quiet way to travel, too, because road- and wind noise are kept to a minimum, and that further contributes to the car’s civilised nature. Despite this impressive comfort, it’s not slouch in the bends, either. Such a blend of abilities makes this the best-driving version of the Ceed you can buy, and it also compares well with other midsize SUVs. Don’t go expecting any 4x4 capability for this SUV, though, because the XCeed is front-wheel-drive only.
It's also a decently spacious and practical car. Set the front seats up for a couple of six-foot occupants, and there’s plenty of kneeroom behind, easily enough to satisfy passengers of the same size sitting in the back seats. If you’re much taller than that, you might struggle a wee bit more for headroom. That said, all the cars we tried were fitted with a panoramic sunroof, which might well have a negative effect on the height of the ceiling. The boot is a very decent size by class standards, and is big enough for a selection of bags and pushchairs, and the space can also be extended to carry bigger loads by folding down the rear seats. There is a sizeable lip to haul things over, though.