22 August 2019 · Car Reviews

2019 Kia Cerato Sport Hatch review - [ Car Advice ]

The 2019 Kia Cerato Sport Hatchback lacks almost nothing, and yet mostly doesn’t over-deliver anywhere. That alone makes it, for my money, quite an interesting review subject. Why? Because a successful verdict for such a car hinges heavily on the reviewer’s perspective.

Kicking off with the topic of money, or outlay, the Korean hatch in middling Sport trim lists for $25,790, while our test car here fits a $1000 optional Safety Pack. No change from $30K on the road, then, at a pricepoint offering a fair selection of categorically small or smaller – compact, micro, light – options to choose from.

But, the value proposition changes significantly given that, at the time of writing, the Safety Pack-bolstered Sport lobs at a $25,990 drive-away offer. That’s not only a bloody decent haircut, but it dramatically reduces your list of alternatives: competitors with similarly healthy equipment lists that aren’t nearly as roomy, or rivals as large without the ‘safer’ Cerato Sport’s sheer goodies count.

Space and gear for its $26K at the kerb makes this particular Kia variant good for any of the following: your first (or second) car, an affordable grocery-getter, or a surrogate family runabout on a budget.

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If penny-pinching, you might be tempted to ditch the Safety Pack, slicing $1000 off an already enticing drive-away bargain, but we don’t recommend you do that. That’s because the pack adds nifty adaptive cruise control and folding mirrors, and also adds safety features such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and high-grade ‘Fusion II’ AEB with pedestrian and cyclist avoidance, lifting the ANCAP rating from four stars for Ceratos without the kit to five stars for versions with it fitted.Read More [ Source - CarAdvice ]