16.4 L/ 100km
The 2017 Kia Cerato has an updated exterior, extra safety additions (on certain models) and a refreshed interior.
Launching into an extremely competitive small car segment, the Cerato is available in two body styles – four-door sedan and five-door hatch – and four model grades – the S, S Premium, Si and SLi. The Cerato continues Kia's drive-away pricing structure, with the S manual priced at $19,990, the auto at $19,990 drive away progressing through the range to the flagship SLi auto priced at $32,490 drive away.
The new Cerato's exterior looks more dynamic, with sleeker headlights, a more prominent grille, a redesigned lower air intake with integrated fog lights, and new tail light internals. Wheel options are dependent on the model – 16-inch steel wheels with hubcaps for the S models, 16-inch alloys for the S Premium and Si, and 17-inch alloys for the SLi.
Inside, the Euro-inspired dark theme has changes that focus on making it look more premium. There are new materials on the dash, door trims, hood lining and console. The cabin ergonomics are great, with all the major controls within reach and a well positioned screen.
Seating comfort is good, as is the seating position, although passengers don't get electric adjustment. There's good leg and head room in the rear seats. Boot space is fairly generous at 482 litres for the sedan and 385 litres for the hatch.