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2021 Kia Cerato launch review

Kia's best-selling car in Australia gets a facelift. Where have improvements been made?

2021 Kia Cerato GT sedan review: Runout wrap

Kia is one of the few carmakers to back up its sporty GT badging, but do the sporty aspects of the Kia Cerato GT ruin its ability to cater to the everyday?

2020 Kia Cerato review: Sport manual sedan

Many brands are streamlining model ranges, but not Kia. The Cerato line-up has been expanded with the addition of a new manual variant in mid-range ‘Sport’ trim.

2019 Kia Cerato Sport Hatch review

Fulsome appointments, comprehensive safety and generous ownership credentials make the Kia Cerato Sport Hatch an enticing proposition. And that's before the knockout $26K drive-away pricing.

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2019 Kia Cerato v Toyota Corolla comparison | Best small car?

Kia’s Cerato has a few rough edges, but for many buyers, these are smoothed out by the Korean hatchback’s excellent ownership credentials that start with its sharp drive-away pricing and finish with that generous factory warranty (unless owned even longer than seven years, of course). And in between, there’s a practical and comfortable interior that makes the Cerato roomy transport for a small family...

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

REVIEW: Kia Cerato GT sedan

If you can look past the sports-focused ride, the Cerato GT is an attractive proposition. It's good looking, practical, affordable and fun to drive, and has the reassurance of a seven-year warranty to boot. I'd argue the suspension set-up makes the car feel purposeful and sporty, but others mightn't be so forgiving...

2019 Kia Cerato range review: Which to buy?

Time for another range review! If you've decided on the new Kia Cerato hatch as your next car, you might need a hand figuring out which model in the line-up is the one to get. We've put all four variants to the test here, to help you decide.

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2019 Kia Cerato Sport v Toyota Corolla SX comparison

Two popular small cars in mid-range grades, but is the Cerato Sport or Corolla SX our favourite hatchback here?

2020 Kia Cerato GT v Mazda 3 G25 Evolve comparison

Say you want to spend around $35,000 on a small sedan. You’re a member of a declining group, but one with two particularly outstanding choices: the new-generation Mazda 3 G25 Evolve and the Kia Cerato GT. The former from Japan offers classical clean-sheet design with curves to burn, and a sophisticated high-technology interior that hits all the right notes...

Best small car: Ford Focus v Holden Astra v Honda Civic v Hyundai i30 v Kia Cerato v Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Subaru Impreza v Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

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Kia K3 EV: China's electric Kia Cerato that isn't offered in Australia

Australia might not be due to receive an electric Kia Cerato until the next-generation model arrives in the coming years – but there’s already one for sale exclusively in China, known as the Kia K3 EV...

Kia considers even longer warranty as seven-year program approaches seven-year milestone

Kia Australia is considering extending its warranty period beyond seven years. Since launching Australia's first seven-year warranty in October 2014, other brands have followed suit. Now Kia is thinking about taking the peace-of-mind coverage even further. When asked about a longer warranty, the boss of Kia Australia, Damien Meredith, said it might not happen right away but it is under consideration...

Next Kia Cerato could go electric

The next-generation Kia Cerato due within the next five years could have the option of electric power. That's the call from the boss of Kia Australia, Damien Meredith, who says Kia remains committed to the small-car class – despite falling sales globally – and believes the next-generation Kia Cerato could have the option of electric power to broaden its appeal...

2021 Kia Cerato GT price and specs: Facelifted warm hatch here this month from $36,990 drive-away – UPDATE

2021 Kia Cerato GT pricing and specification Updated warm hatch hit with $1100 price rise before on-road costs New features include a sunroof and a larger infotainment screen On sale in Australia from mid-June 2021 Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Kia Cerato GT have been confirmed, ahead of the model's local arrival in mid-June...

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Kia Cerato Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Cerato S review: The rental

I don't own this car, as it was a rental, but I did drive it for over 10 hours and did 800kms in the thing. This is about as long as I have travelled in any car I haven't personally owned, yet I won't make any comments on reliability. However, I can say that I think if you need something practical and have about $15-$17k in your pocket, one of these would be great...

2016 Kia Cerato S (AV) review

The Kia Cerato is one of the best cars going around these days for value for money. Being my first new car purchase, I was very careful in determining which car would suit my purposes and give me the best bang for my buck. I was set on a small-sized car in a sedan, as I detest hatches and their horribly small back windows...

2013 Kia Cerato Koup Turbo review

I bought my used 2014 Kia Cerato Koup Turbo auto about three months ago. It's my first car and I have enjoyed owning it very much so far. While doing research and coming up with a shortlist, I had rivals such as the Mazda SP25, Polo GTI and Veloster Turbo in mind...

2014 Kia Cerato Koup Touring Review

We now own two Kia’s, this and a 2015 Sportage SLi. This after a life time of driving, I started in 1966 and my better half in 1989. We’ve had Mercs, Jags, Mits, Toyotas, Peugeot. And one VW the first and last of that species. The first car better my better half had was a 1991 Hyundai Excel. Korean cars have come a very long way since then...

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