Used Kia Cerato buying guide
The Kia Cerato is a compact car that offers a stylish design, a comfortable interior, and a range of advanced features. The Cerato is known for its fuel efficiency, responsive handling, and dependable performance. If you’re looking for a stylish and reliable hatch or sedan that delivers great value and practicality, a used Kia Cerato is a fantastic choice. Kia’s 7-year unlimited km warranty and generous standard equipment are also very persuasive there.
At a glance
Kia Cerato models: what’s included
There are four models to choose from when you’re buying a used Kia Cerato, all with different levels of equipment and three powertrain options across the range. Take a look:
Kia Cerato S
The entry-level model starts with a FWD 6-speed manual or auto 2.0L petrol engine powertrain and 16-inch steel wheels. Standard equipment include bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, anti-lock braking system, hill-start assist, front and reverse parking sensors, lane keep assist, and driver attention alert. An optional safety pack is available on the Cerato S, which includes blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, auto emergency brake with forward collision warning system.
Kia Cerato Sport
On the Sport model, you’ll get more like 17-inch alloy wheels, sport pattern trim, aero blade front wipers, premium steering wheel and shift knob, illuminated vanity mirrors, and satellite navigation. The Sport model adds a few nice-to-have features and an optional safety pack, providing a solid mid-range option that feels refined.
Kia Cerato Sport+
The Sport+ model is auto-only, adding keyless entry and push button start, leather appointed seats, dual-zone climate control, auto defog system, heated front seats, auto release smart boot (sedan only), and an illuminated glovebox. With the extra comfort and convenience, the Sport+ is well-packaged for anything from city driving or longer trips.
Kia Cerato GT
The GT comes with a 1.6L petrol engine, 7-speed dual clutch transmission, and 18-inch alloy wheels. GT exclusive features include sports leather appointed seats, GT body kit, dual exhaust, brushed silver interior door handles, ventilated front seats, wireless phone charging, and an 8-speaker premium sound system. The engine offers snappy performance, and its handling is very much adaptive to Australian road conditions. The distinct styling on the GT is a great choice if you’re looking for a Cerato that stands out.
How safe is a used Kia Cerato car?
In the last decade, many models across the Kia Cerato range have been awarded 5-star ANCAP ratings. Kia offers a spread of safety features on their entry-level models, including active safety tech like anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, hill-start assist, driver attention alert, and forward collision warning system. You’ll also be able to find many used Kia Cerato S and Sport models with the optional safety pack added as well.
Is a used Kia Cerato worth buying?
Compared to buying new, the cost of a used Kia Cerato is generally lower and its value doesn’t depreciate as quickly as well. So you’ll be able to get higher spec used Kia Cerato cars at great prices, and ones that hold its value better over time as well.
Kia is also well-known for its 7-year unlimited km warranties that transfer over to future owners, and there are many used Kia Cerato cars with remaining warranties on the market today. There’s plenty of options across the used Kia Cerato range, and you’re sure to find a great hatch or sedan that suits your needs.
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