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Kia Cerato Sport+ 2017 review: snapshot

2018 Kia Cerato. (Sport variant shown)
EXPERT RATING
8.5
The Sport+ is the new top-of-the-range Cerato, following a rationalising of the range for 2018 and beyond. It sits atop the Sport and entry-level S in the three-model family.

The Sport+ is the new top-of-the-range Cerato, following a rationalising of the range for 2018 and beyond. It sits atop the Sport and entry-level S in the three-model family.

At $27,290 no matter whether you opt for hatch or sedan, the Sport+ is near-enough $10k more expensive than the cheapest Cerato, but your extra investment buys you an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-equipped seven-inch touchscreen as well as a standard navigation system.

You’ll find 17-inch alloy wheels, too, as well as a better steering wheel and a leather-wrapped instrument cluster, soft-touch door panels, carbonfibre-effect trim inserts, a cooling glovebox and illuminated mirrors in the visors. Leather-appointed seats make an appearance as well, and you also get gear-shift paddles on the steering wheel and vents for backseat passengers.

With just the one motor on offer right across the Cerato range, the Sport+ shares its 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit, good for 112kW, with the cheaper members of the family. It partners with a six-speed automatic transmission and sends its power to the front wheels.

The Sport+ builds on the Cerato's six airbags (dual front, front-side and curtain), parking sensors and foglight by adding a reversing camera, but still misses out on AEB and more advanced technology, like lane-departure warning.

Pricing Guides

$18,500
Based on 884 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$14,950
Highest Price
$32,520

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
Koup Turbo 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN No recent listings 2018 KIA CERATO 2018 Koup Turbo Pricing and Specs
GT (TURBO) 1.6L, ULP, 7 SP AUTO $31,990 – 32,520 2018 KIA CERATO 2018 GT (TURBO) Pricing and Specs
S 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $15,990 – 20,000 2018 KIA CERATO 2018 S Pricing and Specs
S (AV) 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $14,950 – 17,999 2018 KIA CERATO 2018 S (AV) Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
8.5
Andrew Chesterton
Contributing journalist

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