Kia Cerato Saloon (04-06) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2013
2
The Cerato saloon replaced the old Mentor in the Kia line up and it's a big improvement, however that's not a difficult achievement. It was designed for 'European' tastes but unfortunately the dour and ungainly looks, along with a low rent and cheap-feeling interior meant few people bought one.

Kia Cerato Saloon (04-06)
Well equipped, low running costs, comfortable interior
Cheap feeling and dated cabin, lacks practicality of hatchback, dull looks

New price range:

£10,995 - £12,495

Used price range:

£436 - £2,028

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2 out of 5

The Cerato saloon replaced the old Mentor in the Kia line up and it's a big improvement, however that's not a difficult achievement. It was designed for 'European' tastes but unfortunately the dour and ungainly looks, along with a low rent and cheap-feeling interior meant few people bought one. It's a good value used buy - as long as the price is low enough - and is an ideal choice if you want a reliable runabout. The saloon version is even more scarce than the hatchback and lacks the five-door models practicality. It's best avoided as there are far better alternatives out there.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2 out of 5

Performance

2 out of 5

Handling

2 out of 5

Comfort

2 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

2 out of 5

Selling

1 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Not much. A simple medium sized saloon car. Has lots of cubby holes including one for sunglasses next to the rear-view mirror.  

5 out of 5

Doc Tamseel ,   08 Jul 2014    ... read more

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