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Kia Cerato

Kia Cerato (2018-2022)

Also referred to as: Kia Cerato 2021 and Kia Cerato 2023. Sedan, Hatchback (See All)
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  • Value for Money
    4.8 (44)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (43)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (45)
  • Braking
    4.7 (42)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.3 (41)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.6 (40)
  • Suspension
    4.5 (42)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.1 (45)
  • Handling
    4.6 (44)
  • Interior Design
    4.8 (44)
  • Boot Size
    4.8 (44)
  • Comfort
    4.6 (44)
  • Features
    4.8 (44)
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Arthur Marcel
Arthur MarcelSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews

Kia Replacement panels do not fit

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Recently, my wife had an accident in her Cerato Hatch. The driver's side door was replaced, using a new genuine part. Most annoyingly, it didn't align with the body of the car (see photo). Both the repairer and the insurer (RACQ) say that this is typical of Kia body panels, which have a manufacturer's tolerance of up to 3mm variation. More than that, I have been told the design does not allow for shimming or any other kind of adjustment during installation. KIA, YOU NEED TO DO BETTER THAN THIS!

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Robert_Whittaker
Robert_WhittakerSoutheast, SA
  • 4 reviews
  • 5 likes

Awesome car for the money.

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Purchased in for $25,500.

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Giacomo
Giacomo
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Looks good but you'll change your opinion when you drive it.

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Purchased in for $37,000.

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Joseph Shogun
Joseph ShogunSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Wonderful car

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Words cannot describe how it feels to drive this car. i got my kia back in February and it was bascally love at first sight and not to mention the safety features! Kia really has out done themselfs with the Cerato gt

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Daniel
DanielSydney, NSW

One of the most affordable car on its range.

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I use it every day to go to work. Never had an issue, even if it's quite new, 2022.
1.6turbo, in the sport mode you can really feel it!
A little noisy however for sport cars enthusiastic its a lovely roar.
I have done the first free service at 3000km and will do the next at 10k.
Capped price services are reasonable.
From a relative that service cars, compared to othe brands, Kia offer better service for the price, more things are included in the service, for example octane booster.

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Purchased in at Kia Dealers for $37,500.

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olga Iannacone
olga IannaconeGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

what a gt

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best car i have ever bought. kia got it right for this car. it handles great and really keeps you safe with all the bells and whistles going off all the time. hopefully they will keep making this car.

Purchased in for $35,500.

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Steve J.
Steve J.South East Queensland, QLD
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Great car, plenty of features

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I purchased a my22 s model Cerato. There is plenty of features in this base model with some features not in higher models at this time. I live the feel and comfortability of the car. Drives smooth and plenty of power

Purchased in at Cricks Highway for $24,500.

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Sam T.
Sam T.Sydney, NSW

Impressive and good value. Solid performance

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Very good value for money. Very spacious and more important, it has good head space in the back seat, which was not the case in most other similar cars. I am very impressed, considering I was never a fan. 7 years warranty, money well spent

Purchased in for $30,000.

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Kiki M.
Kiki M.
  • 4 reviews

all good except the fuel

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Purchased in at Kia Dealers for $27,000.

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Dingo
Dingo
  • 4 reviews

Great Kia GT 2021

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I was looking to trade my Subaru Impreza on the 2021 model, unfortunately I found some minor issues with all the new models.
I looked around at other models such as Hyundai, MG, Toyota, then I came across Kia at Harrigan Kia.
They had the a Kia GT in the showroom and this car got my attention.
I made a lot of inquires into the car as well as going online and reviewing the car.
All positive result from my inquires resulted in returning to Harrigan Kia and buying the Kia GT 1.6 Turbo.
I am absolutely pleased with the car and the performance as well as all the appointments in and on the car.
I am currently following Kia on the production of their EV6.

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kimloo
kimlooSydney, NSW
  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Comfy and good quality

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I have been driving Kia Cerato Sports + for more than 2 years (mileage 20,000km per year). Driving is fun and comfortable, even on long distance. The safety feature is extremely helpful, especially the anti-collision feature, where I’m re-learning my distance away for other vehicles. The car external design is really amazing and unique. Overall, it is a good design quality car.

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JAT
JATGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 2 reviews

My life, can't live without it

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I Use it for commuting to work, and other stuff.
I use my car pretty much everyday.
No issues in Car and only serviced once till yet as just bought it recently.

Purchased in at Kia Dealers for $35,000.

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Tezza
TezzaPerth WA
  • 23 reviews
  • 6 likes

What else can you get for the same amount of money?

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tannergrant
tannergrant
  • 3 reviews

a right size car, easy and pleasant to drive

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getting from A to B in comfort, economical suits us down to a" T". very good vision all around easy to park, large screen with all moderns apps, 7 years guarantie and fixed price servicing

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Thean S.
Thean S.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Good value for money. Comfortable ride. Good handling.

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I bought this car in June and have since my family has driven this around 4000+ Km. We have completed the first 3000KM milestone service. The value/feature versus price is good. The ride is steady and comfortable. The handling is accurate. The interior is spacious. The engine is decently powerful but a bit noisy unrefined. The auto gear change is a bit jerky but tolerable. The fuel economy is not the best but acceptable. Cosnider the price versus what I get, this is a good value for money happy purchase.

Purchased in at Kia Dealers for $25,000.

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Hi guys my Speedo(Kia Ferraro Ex) drops to zero while driving,what seems to be the problem?

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Does the 2019 Kia Cerato hatchback have a timing belt or a timing chain.

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Does this burns oil lot and do get smooth ride

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CategoryCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and Hatchbacks
Starting Price $31,990.00$24,190.00$27,740.00
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Wheels18" Alloy16" Steel17" Alloy17" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars4 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption6.8 L/100km7.4 L/100km7.4 L/100km
Engine4 Cylinder 1.6L4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L
Max Power150kW @ 6000rpm112kW @ 6200rpm112kW @ 6200rpm112kW @ 6200rpm
Max Torque265Nm @ 1500-4500rpm192Nm @ 4000rpm192Nm @ 4000rpm192Nm @ 4000rpm
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