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Kia Cerato 2005

The 2005 Kia Cerato range of configurations is currently priced from $5,420.

The 2005 Kia Cerato carries a braked towing capacity of up to 850 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Kia Cerato is also known as the Kia Forte in markets outside Australia.

Kia Cerato 2005 Price and Specs

The Kia Cerato 2005 is currently available from $5,420 for the Cerato (base) up to $5,888 for the Cerato (base).

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Kia Cerato Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
(base) Hatchback 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
(base) Hatchback 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,100 $3,630
(base) Sedan 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
(base) Sedan 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,100 $3,630
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Kia Cerato 2005 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Cerato here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What are the specifications for a 2016 Kia Cerato?

    This very website has an absolute wealth of information on this topic. Follow this link: and you’ll find everything from pricing guides to performance data, dimensions and even towing capacities. It’s all there in black and white and one of the reasons CarsGuide is the best in the business.

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  • If I want to upgrade my car should I trade it in or sell it privately?

    The answer will come down (somewhat) to whether the car dealership you buy from wants your car as a trade-in or not. Even if it’s agreed that your Sportage will act as a trade-in, if the car yard in question doesn’t really want it, they won’t offer you much for it. Sometimes, a car dealer will even give you what’s called a no-trade bonus which is a few dollars off the price of the new car on the basis that you’re not lumbering them with a trade-in they don’t want to have to sell on.

    You stand to make a little more by selling the Sportage privately, but only if you can be bothered with placing an advert and then having a stream of strangers in your driveway on a Saturday morning. Trading the old car in on the new one is the simplest, easiest way of switching cars, but as with any deal like this, don’t be star-struck by the trade-in price, because the extra you think you’re being given for the car will almost certainly be added on to the price of the new car. The important number with this type of transaction is the change-over figure; the actual amount of money you need to stump up to swap from one car to another.

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  • Why is my 2012 Kia Cerato making a ticking noise?

    A ticking noise from the engine of a modern car is often the first signs of a build-up of sludge inside the engine. The hydraulic lash adjusters (which control the amount of clearance in the valve-train) operate on the same oil that lubricates the entire engine. If sludge has begun to build up in the engine, these lash adjusters are often the first components to be damaged.

    What causes this build-up? Most commonly, the cause is poor servicing over the years. If a previous owner has stretched the oil-change intervals beyond the factory recommendation, the oil becomes contaminated and dirty and that leads directly to sludge. Does your car have a written record of its past maintenance? If not, I’d be very suspicious of its service history.

    You may be lucky, however, and simply have a single lash adjuster that has failed for no good reason. If that’s the case, it can be replaced (I’d replace all 16 of them while I was at it). Perhaps in the first instance, the wise move would be to have somebody who knows these engines have a listen to see if the cause is something else. Modern aluminium engines can often be a bit noisy, and your problem could be related to an injector or fuel pump or perhaps something even deeper inside the engine.

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  • Which used seven-seater should I buy for 15-20k?

    Either the Santa Fe or its close cousin, the Kia Sorento are good choices for a seven-seat SUV. In fact, they’ve risen to the top of the heap when it comes to a seven-seater within your budget. Both offered petrol engines, but in this type of vehicle, the turbo-diesels probably did a better job.

    Unfortunately, the top end of your budget rules out all but the tattiest current-shape Kias and Hyundais. If you can stretch to maybe $3000 or $4000 more, you’ll get into good-condition examples of the current version of either and, thanks to the great factory warranties offered by the South Korean brands, you might even find one with some factory cover left to run.

    If $20,000 is your absolute limit, that’s not the end of the world, as it will still get you into a very useable vehicle with lots of life left in it. Make sure you check the service record and only buy a car with a documented history of preventative maintenance.

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Kia Cerato 2005 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2005 Kia Cerato are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1753mm x 1470mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Cerato 2005 Dimensions  include 1470mm height, 1735mm width, 4340mm length.
Kia Cerato Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
base Hatchback 1470x1735x4340 mm 160 mm
base Sedan 1470x1753x4480 mm 160 mm
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Kia Cerato 2005 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2005 Kia Cerato is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Cerato currently offers fuel consumption from 8.9 to 9.3L/100km. The Kia Cerato is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Kia Cerato Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
base Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 8.9L/100km
base Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 8.9L/100km
base Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 8.9L/100km
base Sedan 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.3L/100km
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Kia Cerato 2005 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2005 Kia Cerato will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Kia Cerato spans from 15x6 inches.

Kia Cerato Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
base Hatchback 185x65 R15 15x6 inches 185x65 R15 15x6 inches
base Sedan 185x65 R15 15x6 inches 185x65 R15 15x6 inches
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Kia Cerato 2005 Towing capacity

The Kia Cerato has maximum towing capacity of 850kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Kia Cerato Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
base Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 850kg
base Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 850kg
base Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 850kg
base Sedan 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 850kg
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