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Kia Cerato

The Cerato first came on the scene in 2004 as a cheap small sedan and hatch from Korea's other big car brand, Kia. Cheaply made and cheap to buy, the Cerato made steady progress in the Australian market until, in 2013, Kia underwent a huge shift in the way it made and marketed its cars.

Like Hyundai, Kia would no longer build so-called 'cheap and cheerful' cars; they were now a manufacturer of value-driven, broadly appealing vehicles. The Cerato range, starting from $21,490 for the Cerato S now benefits from Kia's renewed and rejigged business model, comprising a four-door sedan, five-door hatch and two-door coupe, with a combination of naturally aspirated and turbocharged petrol engines across the range, which now tops out at $33,490 for the Cerato GT SAFETY PACK.

This vehicle is also known as Kia Forte.

Kia Cerato Price and Specs

The price range for the Kia Cerato varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $21,490 and going to $33,490 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $21,490 $33,490
2020 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $21,490 $33,490
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,830 $34,010
2019 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,830 $34,010
2018 Coupe 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,800 $30,450
2018 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,800 $30,450
2017 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,248 $24,990
2017 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,248 $24,990
2017 Coupe 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $14,520 $25,300
2016 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $10,010 $20,990
2016 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $10,890 $20,990
2016 Coupe 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $13,750 $23,540
See All Kia Cerato Pricing and Specs

Kia Cerato Colours

  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver
  • Steel Grey
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Aurora Black
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue
  • Gravity Blue
  • Runway Red
  • Sunset Orange
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Kia Cerato Fuel Consumption

The Kia Cerato is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.4L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Hatchback 7.4L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Sedan 7.6L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 7.1L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 7.6L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Coupe 7.7L/100km 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 7.1L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 7.1L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Coupe 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 7.1L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 7.1L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Coupe 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 7.1L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 6.6L/100km 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Kia Cerato Pricing and Specs for 2020

Kia Cerato Dimensions

The dimensions of the Kia Cerato Hatchback, Sedan and Coupe vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Hatchback 1440x1800x4640 mm 150 mm
2020 Sedan 1440x1800x4640 mm 150 mm
2019 Hatchback 1450x1780x4360 mm 140 mm
2019 Sedan 1440x1800x4640 mm 150 mm
2018 Sedan 1450x1780x4560 mm 140 mm
2018 Hatchback 1450x1780x4360 mm 140 mm
2018 Coupe 1410x1780x4530 mm 140 mm
2017 Sedan 1450x1780x4560 mm 140 mm
2017 Hatchback 1450x1780x4360 mm 140 mm
2017 Coupe 1410x1780x4530 mm 140 mm
2016 Sedan 1435x1780x4560 mm 140 mm
2016 Hatchback 1450x1780x4360 mm 140 mm
2016 Coupe 1410x1780x4530 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Cerato Dimensions

Kia Cerato Interior

The current-generation Cerato moves Kia’s interior fit and finish forward noticeably, thanks to a well-laid out interior design shown in these images. Touch points feel nice and even premium on some grades thanks to a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, while a large floating multimedia touchscreen adorns the centre of the dashboard. Seats are comfortable and are available in a leather trim, while other features offered include dual-zone climate control, rear air vents and heated seats.

Kia Cerato Wheel Size

The Kia Cerato has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x55 R16 for Hatchback in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2020 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Coupe 215x45 R17 17x7 inches 215x45 R17 17x7 inches
2017 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Coupe 215x45 R17 17x7 inches 215x45 R17 17x7 inches
2016 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Coupe 215x45 R17 17x7 inches 215x45 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Cerato Wheel Sizes

Kia Cerato Towing Capacity

The Kia Cerato has maximum towing capacity of 1100kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Hatchback 1100kg 1100kg
2020 Sedan 1100kg 1100kg
2019 Sedan 1100kg 1100kg
2019 Hatchback 1100kg 1200kg
2018 Hatchback 1100kg 1200kg
2018 Sedan 1100kg 1200kg
2018 Coupe 1200kg 1200kg
2017 Coupe 1000kg 1200kg
2017 Hatchback 1100kg 1200kg
2017 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2016 Coupe 1000kg 1200kg
2016 Hatchback 1100kg 1200kg
2016 Sedan 1100kg 1200kg
See All Towing Capacity for Kia Cerato