Used Kia Cerato Saloon 2004 - 2007 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

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

Which used Kia Cerato saloon should I buy?

Obviously, the five-door hatchback is more practical than this 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 four-door format.

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. And the trim we'd recommend.

Don't worry too much about LX trim, because the biggest gain there is alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the 2.0 SE flagship will allow you to cruise the mean streets in climate controlled and leather upholstered luxury.