Used Kia Cerato Hatchback (2004 - 2006) Costs

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.

3 out of 5

Running costs

Economy and insurance won't be a problem and neither will servicing but the largest ownership cost will be in depreciation - although that's not really a problem if you plan on keeping it for a long time.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,443 - £1,604 *


£1,029 - £1,047 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 127p and diesel 129p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

10,000 miles.


Three years/unlimited miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£130.00 - £315.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

The Cerato scores adequately on the eco front, with average emissions of 151g/km CO2 across the range. The range is frugal, averaging 48 mpg.

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