2005 Kia Cerato LXi 1.6 from Egypt


Nice family car with a lot of potentials


Nothing so far, just hearing some noise from the left side door like if there is something losing up inside.

General Comments:

Nice family car with a lot of potentials.

At first I was comparing the new Cerato with the Elantra, Optera & the proton Waja and I think I had made the right choice.

The car is great till now, very good looking exterior especially if it had sports rims 16” or even 17” :) )

In the interior, it’s very roomy with a nice quality finishing.

Performance is acceptable for such a heavy vehicle (1300 KG), stable & the DOHC 1.6 engine is powerful, it took me from 0-100 in 11 seconds which is good for an automatic transmission 1.6 car … also I still think that the Korean can get more than the 105 hours power from that engine, the Japanese manage to get up to 170 hp in the Honda civic!!

Finally I’ll recommend the kia Cerato especially for whoever wants to combine between the family & sporty car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2006

2005 Kia Cerato GLS 1.5 diesel from UK and Ireland


A good buy if the MPG is improved


Fuel consumption disappointing.

General Comments:

Acceptable acceleration, third gear most flexible, 0-60 is better than published specs.

Fuel consumption only 50mpg on extra-urban type runs at 60mph, driven very gently. I find this disappointing as I got 43mpg from previous car, 1.8 litre petrol. Advertised "extra urban" is over 70mpg. Faulty? However I got nearly the same mpg at 70mph on a longer run.

Seats are a bit insubstantial with limited adjustment.

Good level of equipment for the price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2006

30th Aug 2014, 09:45

I have a similar model and have wired it up to a Bluetooth OBD reader connected to my Android phone, so now I can use the phone as a fuel computer.

What is apparent is that fuel consumption is very sensitive to throttle input. Consequently hills and hard acceleration really knock MPG.

The car did manage 65 MPG according to the computer, but this was on a round trip of 30 miles doing no more than 50MPH in traffic, and really trying not to use the brakes and accelerate hard. Otherwise an average of 44MPG driven without thought to economy on short journeys, to 55MPG with care.