In this review, Jenny reviews the 2019 Kia Cerato Sedan Sport Plus. It’s a modern sedan packed with equipment, with a reliable, proven engine and automatic gearbox, all for a bit over 20k. It remains an excellent choice in Australia for a feasible small sedan.

The new Cerato is a good looking car that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise when we consider that Kia also gave us the Stinger and Pro_Cee’d.

It is a 2.0 litre Inline 4 unit which produces 112 kW at 6200 revs and 192 Nm of torque at 4000 revs.

In the top two trim levels the Cerato sedan engine is paired with an automatic gearbox exclusively, while the entry level version has it as an optional feature that adds about 1.5k to the price.

Engine Specifications


Engine: 2.0L Turbo Diesel
Power: 112 kW@ 6,200 rpm
Torque: 192 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Max Speed: 205 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined): 7.4L/100km


Safety /Security

  • AEB (Autonomous Emergency Brake) with FCWS
    (Forward Collision Warning System) – Car Avoidance
  • AEB (Autonomous Emergency Brake) with FCWS (Forward
    Collision Warning System) – Pedestrian & Cyclist Avoidance
  • LKA (Lane Keep Assist)
  • DAA (Driver Attention Alert)
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD
    & BA
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with TCS
  • VSM (Vehicle Stability Management)
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • ESS (Emergency Stop Signal)
  • Seatbelt warning chime & light on all positions
  • Speed Limiter
  • Front parking sensors
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Parking sensor dash display
  • Rear view camera with in-audio display & dynamic parking
  • Electrochromic rear view mirror (auto dimming)
  • High-mounted rear stop light
  • Anti-theft immobiliser
  • Remote central locking with keyless entry & tailgate release
  • Smart key with push button start
  • Burglar alarm with security indicator
  • Headlight escort function
  • Remote fuel lid release

Convenience / Interior / Tech Features

  • MP3 compatible audio player with AM/FM tuner
  • DAB digital radio
  • 8″ LCD touch screen
  • Android Auto™ ~ with voice recognition
  • Apple CarPlay™ ~ with voice recognition
  • 6 speakers (front door, rear door & front tweeters)
  • Satellite navigation multimedia system with traffic information
  • AUX/USB input with iPod® compatibility
    (on selected iPod® models)
  • Bluetooth® functionality (phone/media stream)
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/Bluetooth® controls
  • SDVC (Speed Dependent Volume Control)
  • Shark fin type GPS antenna
  • Premium steering wheel & shift knob
  • 3.5″ Mono-type TFT-LCD instrument cluster
  • Multi-function trip computer
  • User selectable options (Auto door lock/unlock, headlight escort,
    service interval, etc.)
  • Digital clock
  • Ambient temperature display (in cluster)
  • Power windows (front & rear)
  • Driver’s window auto up & down with safety function

Other Features

  • Leather appointed seats
  • 6-way driver’s seat incl. height adjust
  • Front centre console armrest
  • Front centre console armrest sliding function
  • Split fold rear seats (60:40)
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Height adjustable headrests (all seats)
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Chrome ‘Schreyer’ grille surround
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Body coloured outside door mirrors
  • Electric outside door mirrors (heated)
  • Electric folding outside door mirrors with automatic
    folding function
  • Outside mirror mounted side indicators
  • Smart boot (auto release)
  • Chrome tip Exhaust
  • Aero blade front wipers
  • Front wiper & washer (variable intermittent / 2-speed)
  • Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning
  • Auto defog system
  • Rear air vents
  • Heated Front Seats


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