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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0
Kia Cerato Hatchback (04-06) - rated 2 out of 5
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PROS

Well equipped, good value, affordable to run, comfortable

CONS

Dull styling, poor quality and cheap-looking interior, unexciting to drive

PROS

Well equipped, good value, affordable to run, comfortable

CONS

Dull styling, poor quality and cheap-looking interior, unexciting to drive

Kia Cerato Hatchback rivals

The Cerato was Kia's short-lived stop-gap hatchback before the vastly superior Ceed came along in 2007. 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 diesel engine is pretty good, but ultimately there are plenty of better cars available for the same money.

Kia Cerato Hatchback rivals

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