Kia Cerato Review

Kia Cerato
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Kia Cerato Review

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Overall, the Cerato's interior is well packaged, simple and modern considering the price.

How It Looks - Interior

Overall, the Cerato's interior is well packaged, simple and modern considering the price. The plastics are a bit cheap looking but the leather upholstery (standard on the 2.0 SE model) and carpets should prove durable in the long term.

Infotainment

The 2.0 SE model is equipped with a face-off JVC stereo radio with in-dash CD and MP3 player with RDS. We found this system fiddly to operate but the sound quality was OK.

Rivals
  • Citroen C4, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Mazda3, Renault Megane, Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf
What We Liked
  • The price
  • High level of standard equipment
  • All round disc brakes, ABS (anti-lock brakes) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution) and BAS (brake assist) standard on 2.0 SE model
What We Disliked
  • Steering lacks feedback
  • Hard to find a truly comfortable seating position
What We'd Like To See
  • ESP as standard on the 2.0 SE model
  • We would like to see Kia introduce a 5-year warranty like Hyundai
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Kia Cerato Road Test Data
Model ReviewedKia Cerato 2.0 SE
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourClear Silver Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.0 Seconds
Top Speed 129 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban27.7 mpg
Extra Urban47.9 mpg
Combined37.7 mpg
  
Insurance Group9
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
WarrantyA three-year unlimited mileage warranty
A three-year roadside assistance package that covers you across mainland Europe as well as in the UK
A six-year anti-perforation warranty br> A three year paintwork warranty
Price (when tested on the 01/03/05)£ 11,995

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