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Kia Cerato 2012

The 2012 Kia Cerato range of configurations is currently priced from $6,800. Our most recent review of the 2012 Kia Cerato resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Kia Cerato: Sporty look, Large boot and interior for the class, Suspension pretty good for Australian roads

The 2012 Kia Cerato carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 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 2012 Price and Specs

The Kia Cerato 2012 is currently available from $6,800 for the Cerato Si up to $17,888 for the Cerato Koup Si.

Pricing guides

$11,880
Based on 100 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$6,800
Highest Price
$17,888
Kia Cerato Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Koup Si Coupe 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $7,200 $11,220
Koup Si Coupe 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $6,300 $9,790
Koup SLS Coupe 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $6,800 $10,560
Koup SLS Coupe 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $6,100 $9,460
Extra L.E Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $5,300 $8,250
Extra L.E Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $4,600 $7,480
S Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $5,000 $7,810
S Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $4,200 $6,820
Extra L.E Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $5,300 $8,250
Extra L.E Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $4,600 $7,480
S Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $5,000 $7,810
S Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $4,200 $6,820
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Kia Cerato 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Cerato 2012 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • 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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  • Loud tappet noise after servicing

    The tappets are not adjustable, and it’s not normal that they are noisy. It’s hard to know what has happened as a result of it standing for so long. Have a mechanic check the tappets.

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  • Kia Cerato 2012: Engine pinging

    It should run on 91-octane fuel without pinging; the knock sensor should ensure that it doesn't occur. Running it on higher-octane fuels makes it less prone to pinging, and again the knock sensor should have it running on the edge of pinging without actually doing it. I would keep the pressure on Kia to fix the problem, and at the same time get the help of an independent mechanic.

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  • Can dealers change a sale price?

    I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be allowable, the price could have been a sale price for a period of time, and went up when the offer finished.

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Kia Cerato 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Kia Cerato are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1775mm x 1460mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Cerato 2012 Dimensions  include 1400mm height, 1765mm width, 4480mm length.
Kia Cerato Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Koup SI Coupe 1400x1765x4480 mm 140 mm
Koup SLS Coupe 1400x1765x4480 mm 140 mm
S Hatchback 1460x1775x4340 mm 150 mm
SI Hatchback 1460x1775x4340 mm 150 mm
Extra L.E Hatchback 1460x1775x4340 mm 150 mm
SLI Hatchback 1460x1775x4340 mm 150 mm
S Sedan 1460x1775x4530 mm 150 mm
SI Sedan 1460x1775x4530 mm 150 mm
Extra L.E Sedan 1460x1775x4530 mm 150 mm
SLI Sedan 1460x1775x4530 mm 150 mm
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Kia Cerato 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Kia Cerato is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Cerato currently offers fuel consumption from 7.5 to 7.9L/100km. The Kia Cerato is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Kia Cerato Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Koup SI Coupe 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 7.5L/100km
Koup SI Coupe 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 7.7L/100km
Koup SLS Coupe 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 7.5L/100km
Koup SLS Coupe 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 7.7L/100km
Extra L.E Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 7.5L/100km
Extra L.E Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 7.8L/100km
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Kia Cerato 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 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 vary from 15x5.5 inches to 17x7 inches.

Kia Cerato Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Koup SI Coupe 215x45 R17 17x7 inches 215x45 R17 17x7 inches
Koup SLS Coupe 215x45 R17 17x7 inches 215x45 R17 17x7 inches
S Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
SI Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
SI Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
Extra L.E Hatchback 215x45 R17 17x7 inches 215x45 R17 17x7 inches
S Sedan 195x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
SI Sedan 195x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
Extra L.E Sedan 215x45 R17 17x7 inches 215x45 R17 17x7 inches
SLI Sedan 215x45 R17 17x7 inches 215x45 R17 17x7 inches
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Kia Cerato 2012 Towing capacity

The Kia Cerato’s towing capacity ranges from 1000kg to 1200kg. 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
Koup SI Coupe 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
Koup SI Coupe 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1000kg
Koup SLS Coupe 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
Koup SLS Coupe 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1000kg
S Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
SI Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
S Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
Extra L.E Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
S Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
SI Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
S Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
Extra L.E Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
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