Kia Cerato 2016 review
Paul Gover road tests and reviews the Kia Cerato with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at its Australian launch.
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It’s 2016 and there’s a new Elantra. It’s one of the new wave of Hyundais kicked off by the Sonata and the Tucson, and the Elite we tested sits at the top of the Elantra’s two model lineup. Here are the top three reasons why you might want to buy one.
Even on rubbish roads, you’ll barely hear the suspension and the ride is just as serene.
There’s some good gear in the Elite. On the outside you've got seventeen-inch alloy wheels and projector headlights with LED running lights - as well as the nifty Smart Boot feature - while inside is leather, dual-zone climate control, heated rear vision mirrors and Apple CarPlay (Android Auto is coming soon, they say).
You not only get lots of stuff but the Elantra, like all Hyundais, its cheap to own. You get a five year unlimited kilometre warranty which includes free roadside assist for the duration and you’ll also be able to look up the cost of servicing for the life of the car.
There’s a couple of minor dramas - while the fuel economy isn’t awful, a smaller turbo engine or at least stop-start would probably deliver a worthwhile improvement. Rear seat passengers can’t be over six foot or they’ll brush the headlining and extra safety isn’t even optional.
|Active||1.8L, ULP, 6 SP MAN||$8,200 – 12,760||2016 Hyundai Elantra 2016 Active Pricing and Specs|
|Active 2.0 MPi||2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN||$9,600 – 14,520||2016 Hyundai Elantra 2016 Active 2.0 MPi Pricing and Specs|
|Active Special Edition||1.8L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO||$10,100 – 15,180||2016 Hyundai Elantra 2016 Active Special Edition Pricing and Specs|
|Elite||1.8L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO||$10,900 – 15,950||2016 Hyundai Elantra 2016 Elite Pricing and Specs|