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The Kia Ceed 1.4T-GDi aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1270 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

85%

1270 kg 1495 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


21%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Kia Ceed 1.4T-GDi aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1270 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear, by giving the engine nearly full throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 6th gear, the engine runs in that case 2300 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 6th gear. The engine runs approximately 2300 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 5th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 3th gear the top speed is 66 mph (5921 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 22%. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1410 kg
Weight ratio
85%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1270 kg / 1495 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.3
Infuence pay load
40%
Flat roads
Top speed
84 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
78 mph
Speed in practice
76 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
17.6 sec. - (max. 15.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
12.5 sec. - (max. 10.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.4 sec. (max. 4.6 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1882
2308
Percentage between accelerator
94% - n.a.%
76% - 86%
Power needed at 60 mph 1654 N
over: 257 N
over: 651 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
66 mph
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
4196
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
10.1 sec. - (max. 8.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
2427
3167
Percentage accelerator
100%
77%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
18.5% - 23.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
37%
Maximum speed on 1:8
44 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Kia Ceed 1.4T-GDi aut.
Year
July 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (140 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 7 gears without torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
2765 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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