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Kia Cerato Specs

Engine 1591 cc
Power 126 hp
Transmission Automatic
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes

Cerato Pros & Cons

By Abhishek Katariya on 17 Jun, 2020
Things We Like in Cerato

Premium design

Good performance 

Things We Dont Like in Cerato

Limited rear-seat space

Recent Updates of Cerato

Latest Update: Kia has updated the Cerato for 2022 and it now comes with a revised front fascia along with an updated interior. However, this variant is yet to go on sale in Singapore. For now, we have to make do with the 2021 variant that is available from S$ 140,999.

Price and Variants: The Kia Cerato is available in three variants – the 1.6 L, the 1.6 EX, and the 1.6 GT Line. The price starts from $80,999 and goes up to $93,999.

Engine and Mileage: The Cerato is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine that generates 126 bhp of power and 155 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers a fuel economy of 15.1 kmpl. 

Features: The GT Line variant of this sedan includes comforts like a sunroof, an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, power seats with lumbar support, wireless charger etc. Safety kit on this variant includes 6 airbags, ESC, ABS, and Hill Start Assist.

Rivals: This 4-door sedan has prominent rivals like the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.

Kia Cerato Price

The Cerato is priced between $140,999 and $147,999 .

Kia Cerato Variants

There are 3 variants available of Cerato: L, EX and GT Line.

Kia Cerato Power-trains

The Cerato is powered by a 1591cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 126 hp of power and 155 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 6-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

Kia Cerato Features

The feature list of Cerato includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Automatic Climate Control, Heater, Rear A/C Vents, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Heated Seats - Front, On Board Computer, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Automatic Headlamps, Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddle, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Foldable Rear Seat, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Rear Seat Center Arm Rest, Cup Holders-Front, Cup Holders-Rear, Bottle Holder, Keyless Entry and Centre Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and Integrated 2DIN Audio.

Kia Cerato Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Clock, Digital Odometer, Electric Adjustable Seats, Driving Experience Control Eco and Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank.

Kia Cerato Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Front, Fog Lights Rear, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Rear Spoiler, Sun Roof, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator and Integrated Antenna.

Kia Cerato Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Braking System, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams and Door Ajar Warning.

Kia Cerato Competitors

The Cerato Competitors are: Toyota Corolla Altis, Toyota Vios, Honda Civic and Honda City.

Kia Cerato 2022 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Kia Cerato L $140,999 *
SRP Price
1591 cc, 126 hp, Automatic, Petrol
Kia Cerato EX $140,999 *
SRP Price
1591 cc, 126 hp, Automatic, Petrol
Kia Cerato GT Line $147,999 *
SRP Price
1591 cc, 126 hp, Automatic, Petrol

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Kia Cerato Colors

Cerato is available in 8 different colors - Black, Blue Metallic, Red, Harlon Blue, Platinum Graphic, Silky Silver, Snow White Pearl and Steel Grey.

Kia Cerato Review

By Abhishek Katariya on 17 Jun, 2020
  • Cerato Overview
  • Kia Cerato Interior & Features
  • Cerato Exterior
  • Kia Cerato Ride & Handling
  • Cerato Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Kia Cerato Braking & Safety
  • Cerato Verdict

Cerato Overview

One of the most popular and high selling sedans from Kia’s portfolio all over the world, Kia Cerato is also the most affordable vehicle from Kia in Singapore. The Kia Cerato starts at a price of $80,999, with three variants on offer – L, EX, and GT Line. The paint schemes on offer for the Kia Cerato are Snow White Pearl, Silky Silver, Steel Grey, Platinum Graphite, Horizon Blue, Gravity Blue, Aurora Black Pearl, and Runway Red.

Kia Cerato Interior & Features

The Kia Cerato amazes onlookers with its modern cabin, which reflects all the latest trends of in-car designing and equipment, some of which are first in the segment to which it belongs.

The Kia Cerato gets a flat bottom multi-functional steering wheel, which it shares with the Kia Seltos,  and also gets an instrument console with simple fonts for the regular looking analog dials as well as a comprehensive MID in between. A sleek silver line flowing across the width of the dashboard makes the all-black dashboard look very premium.

The silver line divides the dashboard into two layers. The upper layer of this dashboard has a trapezoidal-shaped free mounted touchscreen infotainment system along with a slew of buttons placed just below it. Whereas, the lower layer of the dashboard has trapezoidal AC vents and a panel for the automatic climate control positioned below them.

When it comes to comfort and convenience features, the Kia Cerato is leading the pack in midsize sedans, with the car getting amenities like touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, cruise control, push-button start with keyless entry, wireless charging, powered driver’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, rear AC vents, electric sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and paddle shifters. However, for its size and big wheelbase, the rear seat space could have been slightly better.

Cerato Exterior

The Kia Cerato is not too exuberant or outlandish when it comes to design. However, the simplicity of the Kia Cerato definitely makes it look subtle and premium.

At the front, the Kia Cerato gets the traditional Kia’s tiger-nose grille, which is slightly rounded from the outer edges. The chrome bordering around the grille does give the Cerato a premium looking front fascia. The sedan gets sweptback headlamps which are stretched quite long, and for good illumination, it gets projectors in them.

The fog lamps are uniquely placed in the inner corners of the lower air dam. Along with this, there are horizontally laid turn indicators placed on the outer corners of the bumper, positioned just above the large air dams.

The Kia Cerato looks quite simple and sober when considered from the sides. While it lacks any typical prominent character lines or curves, the slightly rounded roofline and rounded wheel arches with sporty alloy wheels make up for it.

At the back, the Kia Cerato has a quite pronounced stance, which looks only enhanced by the presence of long LED tail lamps. These are shaped in a trapezoidal manner, flowing outwards with rounded edges on its outer corners.

The top-spec GT line variant gets few styling add-ons like side skirts, rear diffuser, rear boot lip spoiler, chrome-tipped exhaust, LED projectors, smart welcome lights, and red accents on all-black front grille.

Kia Cerato Ride & Handling

The Kia Cerato delivers a great balance of sporty driving and comfort on offer, something which is only enhanced by the three different driving modes on offer – normal, eco, and sport. These modes do help the Cerato in switching between various kinds of driving situations.

Cerato Engine & Fuel Consumption

Powering the Kia Cerato is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, which is coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission as the only gearbox option. The engine here belts out a maximum power output of 128 PS and a peak torque output of 155 Nm.

Kia Cerato Braking & Safety

The Kia Cerato gets a comprehensive list of safety features, which include front, side, and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, emergency stop signal, vehicle stability management, reverse camera, hill start assist and electronic stability control.

Cerato Verdict

The Kia Cerato is slightly short on visual drama, however, the balance of sportiness and elegance is what makes it a good looking car. Apart from that, a powerful engine, an extensive list of features, and a good balance of ride and handling make the Cerato a desirable car for its price.

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    Having clocked over 10,000km on the Kia Cerato, I can easily assure you that this South Korean sedan will not disappoint you in any aspect. Be it the appearance, modern-day features, or performance, the Cerato does well in all departments. The only downside, according to me, is the limited space in the rear row. Other than that, I am yet Read More

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    I am a little disappointed since I have bought a Kia Cerato. I expected a bit more dynamism out of this small vehicle like many of its competitors. But the car lags behind slightly in that respect. But for day-to-day riding purposes in and around the town, this is an unparalleled option. Even I am happy with its open road Read More

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    Many of my friends often say that small car’s popularity is diminishing day by day. But I believe the same theory is not applicable for Kia Cerato as yet. I got to know from some that they have come up with their upgraded facelifted version and that is still much in the hype. The car’s exterior looks can easily dazzle Read More

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    Joshua 05 Oct, 2021 for Kia Cerato

    Kia is known for manufacturing affordable and quality cars. The Cerato is no exception as this model performs exceptionally in terms of vehicle performance. The 1591cc engine puts out enough power for you to take this car wherever you would like. The ride quality is also smooth and it drives really well on city streets even in heavy traffic. The Read More

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    This Kia Cerato is a big car. If you want to travel in a spacious car which has a roomy cabin, then this one is for you. Also, it has sporty looks and the ventilated seats are a really great feature at this price point. Despite its size, the Cerato offers nice handling and has a small turning radius. This Read More

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    I never doubted the capabilities of Kia Cerato when it comes to performance. In fact, I already had a good experience with this car even before buying it as my friend owned it. I was convinced that this car is better than most sedans available at this price, the design and performance were the important factors. At 126 hp, this Read More

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    As my 24-year-old son got his driving license, I decided to get him the Kia Cerato as his first car. Since I got him this car, he has been so happy that he keeps on praising it, even after using it for three months. Kia has a modern cabin with the latest in-car designs and equipment, probably some of which Read More

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