Used Kia Cerato Hatchback (2004 - 2006) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2013
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The Cerato was Kia's short-lived stop-gap hatchback before the vastly superior Ceed came along in 2007. It was designed for 'European' tastes but unfortunately the dour and ungainly looks, along with a low rent and cheap-feeling interior meant few people bought one.

Kia Cerato Hatchback (04-06)
Well equipped, good value, affordable to run, comfortable
Dull styling, poor quality and cheap-looking interior, unexciting to drive

New price range:

£9,845 - £11,805

Used price range:

£236 - £1,047

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2 out of 5

The Cerato was Kia's short-lived stop-gap hatchback before the vastly superior Ceed came along in 2007. It was designed for 'European' tastes but unfortunately the dour and ungainly looks, along with a low rent and cheap-feeling interior meant few people bought one. It's a good value used buy - as long as the price is low enough - and is an ideal choice if you want a reliable runabout.

The diesel engine is pretty good, but ultimately there are plenty of better cars available for the same money.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2 out of 5

Performance

2 out of 5

Handling

2 out of 5

Comfort

2 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

1 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 5 doors easy to put my baby in and out as had a convertible last time!  

4 out of 5

Mark Nicholls ,   28 May 2014    ... read more

 put in petrol,service it once a year forget about it,its so reliable  

3 out of 5

derek anderson ,   01 Sep 2010    ... read more

 The space inside is exceptional for its size. Much roomier feeling than my Nissan Primera.  

5 out of 5

William Dyke ,   07 Jul 2010    ... read more

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