Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The Cerato S is the entry-grade into the model and with a list price of $24,010 it’s the most affordable in the range sitting below the Cerato Sport (which I’ve also reviewed).
At the time we published this review Kia was doing a drive-away deal of $23,490 and going by the Korean carmaker’s longstanding offers the special offer may still apply as you’re reading this – so be sure to check its website.
Standard features on the S include an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six-speaker stereo, air-conditioning, cloth seats, 3.5-inch LCD instrument screen, electric mirrors, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and 16-inch steel wheels with 205/55 R16 tyres.
While the air-con worked well, the lack of directional air vents in the back meant our little boy was getting warm in the heat of summer 2019.
You’re also missing out on some safety equipment that you’ll get on higher grades – you can read about that is the safety section below. But you can option a safety pack for about $1500 that’ll fix that.
The value is excellent here with a low price that it’s rivals struggle to meet. Seriously, unless you really need built-in sat nav or desperately want alloy wheels (which are really just cosmetic) then the S grade is the smart buy in the range.