Used Kia Cerato Hatchback (2004 - 2006) Comfort

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2013
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.

2 out of 5


Interior space is another area that Kia has tried to deliver on, and there's no shortage of space good front head and shoulder room and rear leg and shoulder space. However the seats are quite basic and offer little support for long journeys.

3 out of 5


The boot is a decent enough size, and the rear seats split fold for those occasions when more carrying space is needed. There are a number of storage areas in the cabin - even one for your glasses.

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How does the boot space compare?

Kia Cerato Hatchback (04-06)
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2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

The interior is getting better for a Kia, but still can't compete with the sophisticated finish of European and Japanese rivals. However it's pleasant and easy to live with and the excellent level of equipment goes a long way to make up for it. The driving position is good for cruising and all-round visibility is good.