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Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review

Model tested:
2011 Kia Cerato SLi 5-door Hatchback 2.0-litre four-cylinder six-speed manual – $24,040 (Manufacturer’s List Price)

After just five minutes behind the wheel of the Kia Cerato SLi hatchback, I’m already feeling the love. It’s a combination of factors: the way this thing accelerates, the free spinning hot hatch style engine and exhaust note, and the short throw six-speed shifter – it’s a complete surprise.

Just a few years ago, Kia wasn’t exactly known for building the kind of cars you would call aspirational. In fact, it was very much considered the budget choice to sister brand Hyundai, who was riding the crest of a wave with its i30 hatch, which had all but re-set the small car benchmark.

Three years down the track, and it’s a whole different ball game. Kia now competes head-to-head with a raft of quality competitors including Hyundai, in a number of key market segments including the small car and compact SUV segments. Moreover there are more than a few folks among the motoring press who reckon Kia has the better vehicle in both the current Sportage, and the all-new Kia Optima.

There’s also a lot to like about the latest addition to the Cerato family. Look closely as the smooth skin and subtle lines on this hatchback and something tells me that former Audi design guru Peter Schreyer may well have waved his magic wand over this car.

Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review

Some might even say that the Cerato hatch has been blessed with several styling cues from the Audi A3 Sportback. While that might be a bit of a stretch, back-to-back, there are certain visual similarities in the side panels and shape of the wrap-around taillight assembly that simply cannot be dismissed.

While it might be an entirely practical five-door hatch, there’s a definite skew with the Cerato towards a performance look. The rear diffuser with semi integrated exhaust tip, along with its mesh grille and front skirt, highlight that.

There are few if any sharp edges around the car either, and even the wing mirrors have been rounded off for a more aerodynamic look. It doesn’t stop there either, with a set of 17-inch ‘double five-spoke’ alloys rounding off the sporty look of the Cerato hatch.

This is a truly significant car for Kia, as it marks the point where Schreyer’s design influence was initially realised, and when the brand became a more attractive proposition from a styling perspective, rather than just on price and kit alone.

You’re right, 115kW and 194Nm might seem downright coma inducing to any aspiring young motoring enthusiast, but take it from me: the Cerato hatch is a lot better than what those figures might suggest.

Even with the air-conditioning at full tilt (it was close to 40 degrees outside when I collected this press car) the Cerato’s in-gear acceleration was more hot hatch class style, than any five-door shopping trolley has any right to be.

Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review

It’s not just this 2.0-litre engine’s willingness to spin up the rev range so effortlessly that surprises. It’s as much about the spring loaded short throw shifter, which allows you to zip up and down through all six forward gear ratios that makes this unlikely hatch such a hoot to drive.

Despite the fact that the manual Cerato is fitted with ‘high’ top gear ratios as an ‘overdrive’ function for better fuel efficiency, there’s no shortage of mid-range torque in those gears. In fact, there’s plenty of punch in fifth and even sixth from 3000 rpm for high speed overtakes on the freeway.

It’s not all roses though; there are one or two niggling issues I found during week we had the test car. The clutch is light and has a high take up point, so you’ll get used to that before gear changes become smooth and seamless. The problem is that unless you maintain between 2700-3000rpm up to the shift point, there is somewhat of a power/torque gap if you jump back on the throttle with any degree of vengeance. It seems the best way to avoid this characteristic is to feed in the power gently.

For suburban duties I found the gear ratios well spaced, and it’s only on rare occasions that you’ll need to engage fifth or sixth, as fourth is a particularly versatile gear with a sufficiently wide power band.

It’s not just the performance of the Cerato SLi that excites the heart; it’s the hot hatch style exhaust growl that you’ll want to listen to, time and time again.

Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review

Kia has gained a bit of reputation lately for getting the chassis tune down pat for Australian conditions. The new Kia Sportage and Optima are prime examples of that, but it all started with the current Cerato.

It’s a very rewarding experience as you thread together a series of s-bends from behind the wheel of the Cerato – it just feels so utterly planted, and hot hatch-like that it’s hard not to think of it as such. This is one of those small cars you feel compelled to push a little harder. There’s precious little ‘tip’ or body roll on turn in through the bends too; Kia engineers have well and truly sorted the suspension out on this car.

The Cerato responds quickly to steering inputs, but that’s also a product of a high level of torsional rigidity that’s been built into the body of this car. You can feel that stiffness through those same s-bends – it’s very well behaved for a car that isn’t supposed to be anything more than reasonably priced five-door hatch.

There’s a lot of grip from these 215/45 series Kumho tyres, and the 17-inch alloys are a good fit for the Cerato.

With such a skew towards sports performance, particularly in the handling department, you might be forgiven for thinking that ride comfort has been compromised. Not so. It’s not quite as supple as Hyundai’s i30, a little firmer perhaps, but there’s still a level of compliance that successfully irons out the patchwork roads in Sydney.

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Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review

I’m not usually a big fan of electric power steering, as they generally require considerable effort and skill to correctly calibrate for that natural steering feel you get from hydraulic power assistance, but this one is just right. There’s good weight from dead centre when travelling at a reasonable pace, but the load lightens up nicely for tight parking manoeuvres.

Whoever designed the interior of the Cerato most surely is an enthusiast of sorts as the pedal set up is near enough to perfect for heel and toe shifting.

Inside, it’s the same quality story, with comfortable seats, although more bolster would be a welcome improvement. That said, there’s a proper leather bound sports steering wheel with remote buttons for cruise control, audio and Bluetooth phone, but the centrepiece is the oversize sports style speedometer.

As the top spec manual Cerato, the SLi has enough metal look accents throughout the console and trim to feel that little bit special, and all the switchgear is laid out in an uncluttered pattern and functions are easily accessed while driving. The only negative I can spot inside the cabin, is the fact that there’s no soft touch material on the dashboard, as you would find in the Hyundai i30.

Like most hatches these days, the Cerato has a tonne of practical load space, with all the convenience of split fold second row seats, and a particularly cavernous boot space with extra depth.

There’s a reasonable inventory of kit on board too, but none more important than a decent sound system with iPod connectivity, although you’ll need to purchase the proprietary cable from Kia so that you can change tracks and play lists via the steering wheel buttons. Bluetooth handsfree is also a standard fit item on Cerato models.

Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review

Cerato Hatch gets the full suite of active and passive safety gear including ABS brakes with EBD and BA, ESP with TCS, rear parking sensors and six airbags with active front headrests.

This is no ordinary hatch. The Cerato SLi is a very enjoyable car in so many ways, and it’s all-round performance will surprise you.

RRP list (5-Door Hatchback)
Si Manual $20,240
Si Automatic $22,240

SLi Manual $24,040
SLi Automatic $26,240

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
2011 Kia Cerato 5-door Hatchback

Body & Chassis
Five-door, five-seater hatchback with all-steel unitary construction bodyshell. Fitted with a transversely-mounted gasoline engine driving the front wheels via a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Petrol Engine
2.0-litre / 114.7kW
Name Theta II (4-inline)
Type DOHC, four-cylinder, with CVVT
Capacity 2.0-litres, 1998cc
Max power 115kW @ 6200rpm
Max torque 194Nm @ 4300rpm

Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review

Transmissions
2.0 MT 2.0 AT
Type 6-sp 6-sp

Suspension & Damping
Front Fully independent by MacPherson struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.
Rear Coupled torsion beam rear axle, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers.

Steering
Standard
Type Electric (motor driven) power-assisted rack and pinion
Gearing 2.80 turns lock-to-lock / 2.68 (with 17-inch wheels)
Turning circle 10.32 metres / 10.78 metres (with 17-inch wheels)

Brakes
Front 280 x 26 mm ventilated discs
Rear 262 x 10 mm solid discs
ABS 4-Channel anti-lock system with EBD
ESC Electronic Stability Control with TCS

Wheels & Tyres
Standard Steel 15 in x 6.5J 195/65 R15 tyres
SLi model Alloy 17 in x 7.0J 215/45 R17 tyres

DIMENSIONS (mm)
Exterior
Overall length 4340
Overall width 1775 (excl. door mirrors)
Overall height 1460
Wheelbase 2650
Front overhang 895
Rear overhang 795
Front track 1557
Rear track 1564

Interior Front Rear
Headroom 1015 975
Legroom 1100 890
Shoulder room 1415 1390
Hip room 1345 1355

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Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review
Kia Cerato Review

Capacities
2.0 MT 2.0 AT
Fuel tank (litres) 52.0 52.0
Luggage (VDA) 385 litres (all seats upright)

Weights (kg)
Curb weight (min.)1302 1328
Gross weight 1760 1780

Performance
Top speed / kph 190 190
0-to-100 kph / sec 9.1 9.8

Fuel Economy (litres/100 km)*
Overall 7.5/7.7
CO2 g/km 179/183

*Combined ADR81/02, figures based on 15-inch tyre equipped vehicles.


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  • sammo

    Whist the Cerato wouldn’t be my first preference in this segment, I can definitely see the appeal of this car.

    This review proves that anybody who doesn’t consider any of the new-gen Kias when researching cars is missing out big time.

    • Homer

      The speed with which Korean cars are improving must frightening the crap out of the traditional market leaders.

      • Golfschwein

        eg Corolla.

  • t39

    I recently test-drove the new Sportage 2.0 FWD verson, and was shocked how good the steering feel and suspension were. Suspension felt like “car was sitting inside suspension, not on top of suspension”. It was a better drive than my current Tiguan. the only reason i have not swapped was due to much higher noise levels in the KIA.

    Kudos to KIA for building the drivers cars when other makers seems to do the opposite.

  • Grant

    Does it have a temperature gauge?

    • Eric

      A lot of new cars have a temp light just like the oil light.

    • Wxthree

      Yes, a digital one that can be selected instead of trip computer etc

  • GTI_Mr

    Despite all good look, I thuink it is way overpriced.

    • BlueBerry

      Are you serious? It is cheaper than most other cars its side and comes with a heap more kit. With the added bonus of driving well.

  • PMR

    I’m a fan of this car and will consider it for my next purchase.

    But reading this review and seeing a Kia ad alongside advertising the “Cerato S for $18,990″…questions how anything other than a positive review could eventuate

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ Alborz Fallah

      The reason Kia ads appear next to Kia articles is because manufacturers request their own ads to show up when the article is about them. The same reason Proton ads appear next to proton articles, and Subaru next to subaru etc etc.. It has absolutely no affect on the tone of the review. If the car is hopeless, we’ll let you know.

      • PMR

        thanks for clarifying!

      • Naughtyius Maximus

        So in effect your telling me that you will do a full negative review on a car when that car manufacturer also places ads up on its review you guys do (of which they pay your website for). That does not add up and you will skew it left of where article should be in respect to overall tone and how you comment about any negative feedback! Otherwise your negative critisms would be more in depth and broader based……as commented by others!

        • nickdl

          Any publicity is good publicity…

  • JEKYL & HYDE

    the interior lets it down.ouside it looks great.inside the flat seats,and centre dash,and most importantly,the steering wheel looks very ordinary…

    • BlueBerry

      I like the steering wheel

      • JEKYL & HYDE

        glad your happy,

        hope you never get to grip a really good one(there’s a few out there)…

        • BlueBerry

          I have a really good one. My wife’s Mazda SP25. This steering wheel feels just as good as that one. It all comes down to preference I suppose. Hey if thats the only thing wrong with this car then I think Kia must be doing something right haha. In regards to the interior I thinks its ok too. I think only the Mazda3 beats it. But not by much!!!

          • BlueBerry

            And costs a heap more too.

        • Robin Graves

          You have a firm grip of a tiny one J&h

          • JEKYL & HYDE

            at least i’ve haven’t got arthritis from too much robyn(and i like girls not guys)…

  • Hal

    Please, every time an article is done about a new Kia or Hyundai, can we not get the same people making the same old comments, like “wow, the other manufacturers must be quite scared about how quickly the Koreans are improving”. We get it already, they are producing better products than they used to, great. Let’s not make it sound like they’ve just re-invented the motor car every time.

    • Homer

      I think the point is for every car Hyundai or Kia sell that is one less the traditional manufacturers do. You’re right they haven’t re-invented the motor car but they are starting to make cars that people would never have considered buying even 2 or 3 years ago. The “re-invention” over the next 5 years is that maybe not all the big players will be able to keep pace and survive.

      • Baddass

        Hal, you’re not going to get away with straight talking here.
        I like the Cerato’s looks, especially the Koup. I think it’s great that a car manufacturer has three body styles of the one car, all at a low price. Choice is a good thing.

        P.S Anthony, I’m not sure I’d agree with your sentiments of the Hyundai i30: “which had all but re-set the small car benchmark.” What part of it did it change so dramatically?

        • PMR

          Three good looking body styles agreed.

          But imagine what they could do with a VW GTI or similar engine in them or at least in the Koup!!!

  • Sumpguard

    I’ve had plenty of time over the past few months to check this car out in the flesh ,along with the coupe and sedan and I am overall impressed with it. The built quality is every bit as good as the Japanese product now. Infact it appears Kia have applied Lexus’ panel gap formula that they taper towards one end to trick the eye into believing they are even better.

    The interior works for me and is pretty much on par with most of the Japanese offerings. Infact I am surprised out how plain some of the Japanese interiors are to be honest. Honda hasn’t advanced the CRV much at all inside with its latest offering.

    I have read these forums for a long while now ans there are plenty who will suggest the Koreans are somehow lagging behind the other brands. Right alongside our local dealer there is a peugeot dealer and the panel line up on some of their cars is poor for a Euro brand. Thouhgh the interiors are well done.

    Then alongside that is the Mercedes dealer and the E-class out the front (I am guessing these are up arund $80 k?) has a poor fitted fuel cover. It doesn’t sit flush with the body. Overall the rest of it is well done but even Merc can’t get a true paint match between their plastic bumpers and the metal surfaces with a shade difference.

    People need to study these cars up closely before openly criticising the Kia product. Even the new white Optima has excellent fit and finish.

    The one let down for me with the Cerato and I am guessing the Optima is the same is that red dash lighting. It is hard on my eyes and not the right color for night driving. But that’s a personal thing. Others will love it. Personally I like soft blue dash lighting.

    OH and Hal, there was a Ford ad alongside the coyote article recently and one thing kia have definately done is reinvent exciting styling. This is a damned sight better looking car than the latest offerings from Subaru and Toyota imo. I get stuck at the glass of the dealership pretty much everytime I walk past the Optima each night too. That is one great looking car.

  • Sam 300TD

    Wow, great car. I would say, due to stiff competition, by years end, it will be even better value with sales etc. Tough market segment. Too many arrogant twats still saying “Kia’s are rubbish”. Second hand ones will be a great buying in years to come.

  • Dave

    Kia is pretty much competitive in a small car segment. And due to their timeless efforts and competitive price, other big players wouldn’t dare to increase the price tag in the middle of raw material price surge. Well done Kia.

  • http://vodaphone Bacon

    It’s a little ripper, better than some of the socalled brand names.

  • KinFungL

    CarAdvice. Next time when you review hatchback (and wagons) would you please have a picture of the boot with the rear seat down. For buying looking for hatchbacks it’s good to know how the loading area is like, eg. is the rear seat fold flat or not.

    • http://caradvice.com.au Anthony

      No problem, will do

      • KD

        pls does it have interior leather seat all round? also can it come in automatic against manual gears?

    • Falcodore

      I checked out one of these, they do not have flat-fold rear seats.

      Was a bit of a let down on what is otherwise a good car.

  • http://bugatti Dennis

    These “Small” hatches are getting heavy… 1300kg…

    Any word on real world fuel consumption?

    • Wxthree

      Fuel consumption is around 7.5/100 on the highway and as high as 12/100 around town in the auto SLi, admittedly that’s a bit high, my girl is a bit of a lead foot. Still that’s our version of the real world.

  • Aleks

    The only thing I currently hate about all kia’s is the colour of the text and screen in the centre console, it looks like its from the 60 or something and just drags the whole car down in my opinion.

  • Reality

    I had a chance to drive the Si for 10 days over the Christmas break. As a package, it is hard to beat. Proportions are right and practicality is good. However (deep breath) I did find some quality issues with gaps between the front doors and the dash appearing fairly wide. I also found the steering could be a bit vague off centre and would feel heavy then change to light fairly quickly. It could have been the tyres though. The 6 speed automatic was ok and the manual upshifts felt right but downshifting seemed slower. Fuel consumption was in the mid to high 8l per 100 km but that would come down with more km on the engine. NVH was not as good as I hoped, partially due to the fact that the Si doesn’t come with the bonnet sound shield as standard. Kia may have made other cuts on top. Oh, for some reason it also took me a while to get used to the rear view mirror. I’m not sure why but it felt like looking down a tunnel through slightly distorted glass. Got used to it though. Over all ok for the price but I would wait for the incoming Focus or Mazda 3 with the new engine and pay the extra. I’m not saying it is a bad car, just not for me.

  • Mr A

    The review is spot on, what makes alot of the new Kias fun to drive eg the hatch or the koup is the fact that when you buy the auto it comes with the sports-matic shift option which is a blast, it reminds of playing daytona or a video game, fast responsive shifts, trust me its a blast and just so much fun especially when you got to shift down and up real quick

  • Jimbo

    Exchanged my i30 crdi for an auto sli hatch in november,this vehicle is a cracker,obviously not as economical as the crdi,it has heaps of power,build quality on a par with Hyundai,NVH is slightly higher and it seems to be somewhat roomier than i30.Dislike the red dash lighting,I30 much better in that area.Another thing i did’nt like with this vehicle is it only has one reversing lamp,all other countries get 2,so ordered an inner right side tail light from Korea,carried out installation and found it’s prewired so presto we have 2,all for $80,magic. apart from that an excellent vehicle.

    • Yonny

      Jimbo, just curious as to why you bailed out of the i30 CRDI. Also, what did you think of it?

      As to the Cerato, I really like the look of the hatch. Saw one in the flesh, and before I registered what it actually was my first impression was that it was a pretty good looking car. Panel fit and paint quality looked excellent as well.

      Not so keen on the red dash lighting myself though.

    • Sebulba

      Jimbo, do you remember by any chance the details of the retailer in Korea you bought the inner right side tail light from? I realise it was while ago so I’m not holding my breath. I’m collecting my brand new Si next week and would like to have a proper set of two reversing lights.

  • Jimbo

    Yonny,only reason i traded the i30 was i liked the look of the cerato,it has to be one of the better looking hatches out there,until the holden cruze hatch comes along at the end of the year,also another good looking hatch is the alfa giulietta,i think i have a fetish for hatch backs.Can’t complain about the i30,used to travel about 500kms a week which would cost about $40 very economical car,was getting about 950kms out of a tank full verses 560 in the cerato,i can recommend the i30 crdi,btw it was auto

    • Yonny

      Thanks Jimbo!

  • Hung Low

    Get the 1.6 CRDi engine into it Kia! You are wasting it on the Soul~~~~!!!

  • Datsun P510

    Do you guys have any video of this car??

  • billythekid

    Just once, I would like to read the comments without having to be bored by the inane rants of a few bickering children….I live in hope…and, I think it looks the goods but I am still looking

  • Bob

    Tested at a few small/medium cars before buying Cerato hatch S (auto), based mainly on equipment and looks. Very pleased with it and it’s very close in satisfaction level to our existing 2004 Mazda 6. Overall dimensions (apart from the boot) are almost identical, equipment level is the same, and performance is close to the Mazda 6. For our type of driving, the steel 195/65-15 inch wheels are perfectly OK (same as the Mazda 6, by the way). The 17 inch alloys look good, but the tyres are expensive. Fuel consumption is same as Mazda at highway speeds at 7.0 litres/100 km. Only thing missing is a temperature gauge.

    • Busdriver

      The temp gauge is built into the trip meter LED display under the speedo, you just have to scroll through the tip meter options and once selected, it stays up even after the key is turned off and on.

  • Gazza

    Well I bought one!

    Cerato SLI sedan, 2010 the limited version, bang for buck this car is almost impossible to beat, I have the 4 speed auto, how does it drive? Great, somewhat under powered in the torque stakes.. But as a daily driver it’s fine! The ride is good, it handles well, slight road noise, good stereo, great on fuel, looks good! Drive one you will be surprised!

    My other car is an FPV FG F6 310, weekends only.

  • Majid Miri

    Bought a demo 2010 SLI and I’m quite impressed by its look and feel. This car is worth its value and looks great considering the amount you pay for it. It’s also loaded with heaps of equipment and comes with a generous 5-year unlimited warranty. However, there are some drawbacks as well. The suspension is a bit too firm (worse when coupled with low-profile 17″ tyres on the SLI model). Fuel consumption is higher than advertised. Plus, the dashboard and doors will start rattling sooner than you imagine, especially if your neighbouring area has rough roads, like mine. On the plus side, the driving is good and it gives you and your passengers a joyful ride.

  • Jerry

    Got my 6 speed auto Si Hatchback at end of June 11, it is definitely good value for the money. The dealer even thrown in free window tinting and an extra three years of warranty (making it a total of 8 years warranty)in the driveaway deal. I like the stylish look of the Cerato Hatchback and in my opinion is the best looking car among its peers (Corolla, i30, Civic, Lancer, Focus). The red dash light is a bit irritating, I prefer to have bluish green dash light. I also like the “thumping” sound when closing the door, giving you a solid built feeling. The availability of the Bluetooth and USB connection is very handy. There are plenty of power from the 2 litre engine, more than adequate for my daily drive to work and it is very responsive. The 6 speed auto-transmission is also very good and smooth. One drawback that I have for the my cerato is that there are occasionally some rattling noise from within the dash board when driving on very rough road surface. Fortunately, for normal road surface there is no such rattling sound. In my first month of driving, my recorded fuel consumption is around 11 litre/100km it is much higher than what is quoted (7.7 overall l/100km), but driving during the peak hour in Sydney’s traffic, what can you expect! Overall, this car is a very good value for the money and so far I am very satisfied.

  • Mike

    I bought a new Cerato sedan nearly two years ago, it’s been great apart from constant pinging for the last 6 months and it’s driving me crazy.

    • Noel

      Hi. Have you had the plugs changed?

      • Mike

        Just had it’s 2 year service Noel. They replace the sparkplugs and cleaned out the fuel injection system. Shell Optimax has helped too. I think it was the E10 petrol, won’t use it again.

  • Noel

    After a great run with my 2004 Kia Carnival(bought new) and 175,000 trouble free kilometres traded it in for a Cerato SLI Hatch owing to not needing a large passenger/goods carrying vehicle anymore. Very impressed with it’s performance and finish so looking forward to another positive relationship with the Kia brand which has come a long way over the last 7 years.
    Cheers

  • Jeni

    Hi.. my grandaughter is thinking about buying the new Cerato (2012 model) hatchback. Can you tell me, if she requires parts etc, in the future, will the parts need to be imported?? or are they readily available in Australia.

  • Nik

    Hello,

    Im planninig for a cerato two door, i would really appreicate the comments of the ppl who own the car.

  • ararat

    it’s good and nice car l’ve a one white 2012

  • sulaivany

    some peoples like the sportage kia 2012 than cerato particular black one

  • jay

    i had a cerato good car , but the only downfall was its part exchange , didnt hold much value, had all the gadgets , drove nicely excellent boot space hatch and fuel economy , part exchange it for a Toyota Prado

  • http://www.facebook.com/gobby41 Robert Ferreira

    Just purchased the KIA CERATO SI, the fact that it doesn’t come with the back reversing light is very frustrating, other than that we drove it 500km on day 1 and it’s an amazing drive. 

    Big car though does suck up a bit of fuel. Approx $65 for full tank of premium for about 550km of fuel. 

  • PS

    Hi, everyone, I have read most of the review of Kia cerato 1.6 hatch m/t, but its seems I cant pick between the kia and VW golf 7 1.2 tsi, as my first car. Any suggestions on which one over weigh the other? for African roads.

Kia Cerato Specs

KOUP : 2.0L MULTI POINT F/INJ - 4 SP AUTOMATIC - UNLEADED PETROL - 2D COUPE
Car Details
Make
KIA
Model
CERATO
Variant
KOUP
Series
TD
Year
2011
Body Type
2D COUPE
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
INLINE 4
Max. Torque
194Nm @  4300rpm
Max. Power
115kW @  6200rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
89.3W/kg
Bore & Stroke
86x86mm
Compression Ratio
10.5
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
4 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.681
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
52
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
7.8L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1288
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1400mm
Length
4480mm
Width
1765mm
Ground Clearance
140mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1000  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.8
Front Rim Size
7x17
Rear Rim Size
7x17
Front Tyres
215/45 R17
Rear Tyres
215/45 R17
Wheel Base
2650
Front Track
1542
Rear Track
1546
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Power Mirrors
Interior
Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats, Side Front Air Bags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
60 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
30-K-9
Country of Origin
KOREA