Used Kia Cerato Saloon 2004 - 2007 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

2004 - 2007 review
Kia Cerato Saloon (04 - 07)
  • Kia Cerato Saloon (04 - 07)
  • Kia Cerato Saloon (04 - 07)
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Ownership cost

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How much does it cost to run a Kia Cerato saloon?

Despite its undoubted extra performance and the ability to crack 60mph in 9.0sec, the 2.0-litre isn't really worth it. Insurance gets bumped up to group 9, while fuel economy gets ground down to an official 37.7 mpg, and in real-world driving conditions that's going to work out closer to 30mpg.

As for the rest of the range, it doesn't matter if you go saloon or hatchback, petrol or diesel, SE or LX, insurance is going to be the same - group 7. The 1.5-litre diesel comes with an impressive claimed 57.6mpg, while the 1.5-litre petrol still manages an acceptable 40.4mpg. The driving range is good on all models, thanks to a 12-gallon fuel tank.

On average, the Cerato works out a little less expensive to service than rivals such as the Chevrolet Kalos and the Hyundai Matrix, and like these two, it only needs servicing every 10,000 miles.