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Video Review - Kia Cerato 1.6 GT Line (A)
28 Aug 2021  |  Kia Reviews
A new badge up front heads an all new exterior for the Kia Cerato. Does it drive as well as it now looks? Find out in our video review!
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   Consumer Reviews of Kia Cerato
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OVERALL RATING
 
3 Reviewers
4 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
5/5
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Handling
4/5 Features
5/5
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Exterior Styling
4.5/5 Interior Design
4/5
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Value for money
4/5 Engine Performance
3/5
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3 Reviews

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beatdrive
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13 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
A great choice of family sedan  Posted on 25 Oct 2021
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 3/5
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Review
When it comes to Korean family sedans of this price point, most will think of the Avante. But I'm one of those that really can't stand the design on those, especially that needless, angular crease on the door that looks like the car was involved in an accident...

Okay, enough about the Avante, it's the Cerato's review. The Cerato's design isn't anything extremely polarising, it's deisgn isn't unnecessarily complicated just to make it stand out from the others. Instead, you get a simple and apt design for a value-for-money, economical family sedan. Sweet and unpretentious.

The Cerato is also packed with all sorts of features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision avoidance and most importantly - ventilated seats! (YES! Avante isn't the only family sedan that has these lifesavers!)

Now, with the same engine as before, the Cerato sure isn't particularly fast, but I don;T really see why you would need much more power from such a car. It does it's job just fine without massive power.

What I like
- Many features
- VENTILATED SEATS!
- Simple, unpretentious design

What I do not like
- While the price is not too shabby, the Cerato would be way more attractive if it costs lesser

aerolith
Neutral Newbie
5 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
New badge new grille for Kia's Cerato  Posted on 14 Oct 2021
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Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 3/5
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The Kia Cerato gets updated with new headlights, a new tiger nose grille and Kia's latest logo.

As with many cars from Korea, its decently built, the tech is accessible and intuitive to use.

What I like
It's a handsome looking thing the new Cerato, but there's no need to get too excited. It's only reasonably fast, and as a family sedan there's really nothing much to write home about when it comes to handling.

Still, there's a rather swanky interior, and its all spacious and very practical as well. Feels well-built, even next to a lot of other Korean brand cars.

What I do not like
It's a sensible sedan for the family. Don't expect too much.

quippery
Neutral Newbie
18 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Kia has a new handsome sedan!  Posted on 11 Oct 2021
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 3/5
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Slimmer headlights and a slimmer front grille make the new Cerato a real looker. Great if you think this generation Hyundai Avante is a bit too much.

What I like
There's new headlights, the grille, oh, and a new badge at the front. That badge looks a bit too big on the Cerato to me but if you want your family sedan a bit more discreet than the Avante this would be the best option, especially now that the new Civic looks a bit bland and basic.

Features like blind spot monitoring, apple car play android auto and ventilated seats on the high-spec cars are always welcome at this budget.

What I do not like
Interior can be a bit boring to look at. Plus, those red fog lamp surrounds on the high spec car stick out quite a fair bit.

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Kia Cerato
4 stars - based on 3 reviews