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 $19,990 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 $32,990 for the Cerato Koup Touring.

Kia Cerato Reviews

Editor's Pick

Kia Cerato 2018 review

The cut-price and cool-looking Kia Cerato punches well above its price in the fashion stakes, which is at least partly why it's Kia's best-selling model. So is there substance to go with the style?Read more

2017

Kia Cerato Sport+ 2018 review: snapshot

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.Read more

Kia Cerato S 2018 review: snapshot

The S is the entry point to the slimmed-down Kia Cerato range, kicking off from $19,990 (manual) and stretching to $22,290 (automatic).Read more

Kia Cerato Sport sedan 2017 review

The Kia Cerato may be many things - excellent value being one of them - but is "sporty" a word we're ever genuinely going to apply to it? Kia certainly seems to hope so.Read more

2016

Kia Cerato Si hatch auto 2016 review

Andrew Chesterton road tests and reviews the 2016 Kia Cerato Si hatchback with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Kia Cerato S hatch 2016 review

Richard Berry road tests and reviews the 2016 Kia Cerato S hatch with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Used Kia Cerato Koup review: 2009-2016

Ewan Kennedy road tests and reviews the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Kia Cerato Koup as a used buy.Read more

Kia Cerato SLi hatch 2016 review

Paul Gover road tests and reviews the Kia Cerato SLi hatch with specs, fuel cosnumption and verdict.Read more

Kia Cerato, Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic sedan 2016 review

Joshua Dowling road tests and reviews the Kia Cerato S Premium, Hyundai Elantra Elite and Honda Civic VTi-S sedans with specs, fuel consumption and verdict in this comparison review. Read more

Kia Cerato Si 2016 review

Peter Barnwell road tests and reviews the Kia Cerato Si with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Price Guide

$26,490

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$19,990

Highest Price

$32,990

Range & Specifications

2017 Coupe - Discontinued Jan 2017
Koup Si
MSRP
$26,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Coupe - Discontinued Jan 2017
Koup Touring
MSRP
$32,990
ANCAP Rating
2017 Coupe - Discontinued Jan 2017
Koup Turbo
MSRP
$30,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
S
MSRP
$22,290
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
S (AV)
MSRP
$22,790
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
S Premium
MSRP
$24,990
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
Si
MSRP
$28,990
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
SLi
MSRP
$32,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
SPORT
MSRP
$24,790
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
SPORT+
MSRP
$27,290
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2017 Sedan
S
MSRP
$22,290
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
S (AV)
MSRP
$22,790
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
S Premium
MSRP
$24,990
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
Si
MSRP
$28,990
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
SLi
MSRP
$32,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
SPORT
MSRP
$24,790
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
SPORT+
MSRP
$27,290
ANCAP Rating
TBA

Kia Cerato News

Kia keen for hot hatch return

3 March 2016 by Richard Blackburn

Kia Cerato hatch | new car sales price

16 August 2013 by Malcolm Flynn

Kia redesigns Cerato

8 February 2013 by Neil Dowling

Kia Koup getting set for turbo

22 May 2012 by Neil Dowling

Kia?s new cars on the way

12 August 2010 by Stuart Martin

Kia Cerato hatch revealed

7 April 2010 by Neil McDonald

Cerato introduces the new face of Kia

9 October 2008 by Dean Evans