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Kia Cerato 2021

The 2021 Kia Cerato range of configurations is currently priced from $22,190. Our most recent review of the 2021 Kia Cerato resulted in a score of 7.1 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Stephen Ottley had this to say at the time: The point of the tortoise and hare story is that the tortoise didn't pretend to be something it isn't. It stuck to its strategy and emerged victorious at the end. It’s hard not to think of the Cerato - and Kia as a whole - the same way. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Stephen Ottley liked most about this particular version of the Kia Cerato: Thoughtful cabin, Plenty of safety tech available, Good value

The Kia Cerato 2021 comes in a Sedan and Hatchback and competes with similar models like the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30 and Honda Civic in the Under $25k category category.

The 2021 Kia Cerato carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1100 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 2021 Price and Specs

The Kia Cerato 2021 is currently available from $22,190 for the Cerato S up to $35,290 for the Cerato GT.

Pricing guides

$28,740
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$22,190
Highest Price
$35,290
Kia Cerato Model Body Type Specs Price
GT Hatchback 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $35,290
GT (NO JBL Premium Sound) Hatchback 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $35,290
GT Safety Pack Hatchback 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $34,190
S Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $24,990
GT Sedan 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $35,290
GT (NO JBL Premium Sound) Sedan 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $35,290
GT Safety Pack Sedan 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $34,190
S Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $24,990
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Kia Cerato 2021 Colours

The Cerato is available in a range of colours - 'Clear White', 'Snow White Pearl', 'Silky Silver', 'Steel Grey', 'Platinum Graphite', 'Aurora Black', 'Horizon Blue', 'Gravity Blue', 'Runway Red', and 'Sunset Orange'

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

Kia Cerato 2021 Accessories

A big part of the appeal of the Cerato is the breadth of the range, but what all models have in common is a strong value argument, thanks to generous equipment and Kia’s focus on keeping the pricing competitive but affordable; ignoring the temptation of some rivals to delete cheaper entry-level models in favour of more profitable high-grade variants.

Kia Cerato 2021 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: https://www.carsguide.com.au/kia/cerato/2016 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 2021 Interior

A hallmark of Kia’s interior design is how thoughtful and usable the layouts typically are. There are a few minor changes for this updated Cerato, but given how well received the previous model was it didn’t need a major overhaul. The thoughtful touches include plenty of small item storage space and cupholders, but also three new USB ports including one in the back for rear passengers to charge up their devices. 

Kia Cerato 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Kia Cerato are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1800mm x 1445mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Cerato 2021 Dimensions  include 1445mm height, 1800mm width, 4510mm length.
Kia Cerato Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
S Hatchback 1440x1800x4510 mm 150 mm
S Safety Pack Hatchback 1440x1800x4510 mm 150 mm
Sport NAV Hatchback 1440x1800x4510 mm 150 mm
Sport Safety Pack Hatchback 1440x1800x4510 mm 150 mm
S Sedan 1440x1800x4640 mm 150 mm
S Safety Pack Sedan 1440x1800x4640 mm 150 mm
Sport NAV Sedan 1440x1800x4640 mm 150 mm
Sport Safety Pack Sedan 1440x1800x4640 mm 150 mm
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Kia Cerato 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Kia Cerato is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Cerato currently offers fuel consumption from 6.8 to 7.6L/100km. The Kia Cerato is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Kia Cerato Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GT Hatchback 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 6.8L/100km
GT (NO JBL Premium Sound) Hatchback 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 6.8L/100km
GT Sedan 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 6.9L/100km
GT (NO JBL Premium Sound) Sedan 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 6.9L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Kia Cerato 2021 Pricing and Specs

Kia Cerato 2021 Boot Space

The boot space obviously varies between the hatch and sedan. The former has 428-litres of room and offers a wide space for loading your luggage. The four-door Cerato offers up even more boot space, 502-litres.

Kia Cerato 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 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.

Kia Cerato Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
S Hatchback 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
S Safety Pack Hatchback 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
Sport NAV Hatchback 225x45 R17 225x45 R17
Sport Safety Pack Hatchback 225x45 R17 225x45 R17
S Sedan 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
S Safety Pack Sedan 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
Sport NAV Sedan 225x45 R17 225x45 R17
Sport Safety Pack Sedan 225x45 R17 225x45 R17
See All Kia Cerato 2021 Wheel Sizes

Kia Cerato 2021 Towing capacity

The Kia Cerato’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 1100kg. 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
S Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1100kg
S Safety Pack Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1100kg
Sport NAV Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1100kg
S Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1100kg
S Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1100kg
S Safety Pack Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1100kg
Sport NAV Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1100kg
S Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1100kg
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Kia Cerato 2021 Speed

Expect the Cerato S, Sport and Sport+ to accelerate from 0-100km/h in around 10 seconds, and the GT to hit the same speed from standstill in roughly seven seconds.

Kia Cerato 2021 Seats

The seats in the Cerato S, Sport and Sport+ are good, because while they lack the lateral support of the GT seats, they are comfortable, even on our longer stints behind the wheel. The GT is equipped with more heavily bolstered sports front seats. The S and Sport have cloth trimmed seats, while the Sport+ features leather-appointed seats (heated in the front). The GT 's front seats are also ventilated.