Used Kia Cerato Hatchback 2004 - 2007 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

2004 - 2007 review
Kia Cerato Hatchback (04 - 07)
  • Kia Cerato Hatchback (04 - 07)
  • Kia Cerato Hatchback (04 - 07)
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Our recommendations

Which used Kia Cerato hatchback should I buy?

Obviously, the five-door hatchback is more practical than the booted saloon, but if you want the most powerful engine, you have no choice but to go for the saloon.

The 141bhp 2.0-litre petrol is only available in the four-door body. With variable valve timing, it's a flexible performer, but not terribly economical. The remaining choices are a 109bhp diesel and a 104bhp 1.6-litre petrol, which is the one we recommend.

There's no need to worry about lousy equipment levels. Even if you plump for the entry-level GS, you still get air-con, remote central locking, electric front windows and a CD player, which is pretty good. Don't worry too much about the LX trim, though, because the biggest gain there is alloy wheels.