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Kia Cerato (LD) Sedan (2004-2007)

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Kia Cerato (code LD) is an entry-level compact sedan in production from 2004 to 2007. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.5 to 2.0 liters.
Limited to small-displacement I4s from the turn of the century, the Cerato was severely under-powered. These engines were paired to basic 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatics that were, again, rather outdated for the 21st century.
On top of that, Kia didn't care to endow the Cerato with sophisticated suspension setup.
The only plus is the small 10.1m (33.1ft) turning circle (and perhaps tiny footprint).

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What we found**

Neoscore: 20% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Small turning circle
Cons
  • Bad 0-100kph time
  • Miserably low engine output
  • Only available with small engines
  • Basic suspension setup

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Specifications

Variants:
1.5 CRDi
1.6
2.0
2.0 AT
2.0 CRDi

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
381 L / 13.5 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity
55.0 L / 14.5 gal
Passengers
5
1.5 CRDiPayload
535 kg / 1179 lbs
1.6Payload
542 kg / 1195 lbs
2.0Payload
545 kg / 1202 lbs
2.0 ATPayload
539 kg / 1188 lbs
2.0 CRDiPayload
541 kg / 1193 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
1.5 CRDiTire Size
195/60 R15
1.6Tire Size
195/60 R15
2.0Tire Size
205/50 R16
2.0 ATTire Size
205/50 R16
2.0 CRDiTire Size
205/50 R16
Turning Circle
10.1 m / 33.1 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1470 mm / 57.9 in
Size | Length
4480 mm / 176.4 in
Size | Width
1735 mm / 68.3 in
Track Width | Front
1495.0 mm / 58.9 in
Track Width | Rear
1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
1.5 CRDiWeight
1270.0 kg / 2799.9 lbs
1.6Weight
1178.0 kg / 2597.0 lbs
2.0Weight
1225.0 kg / 2700.7 lbs
2.0 ATWeight
1251.0 kg / 2758.0 lbs
2.0 CRDiWeight
1299.0 kg / 2863.8 lbs
1.5 CRDiWheel Size
15 in
1.6Wheel Size
15 in
2.0Wheel Size
16 in
2.0 ATWheel Size
16 in
2.0 CRDiWheel Size
16 in
Wheelbase
2610 mm / 102.8 in

Performance

1.5 CRDiAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
12.5 sec
1.6Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
11.0 sec
2.0Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.0 sec
2.0 ATAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
10.4 sec
2.0 CRDiAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
11.5 sec
1.5 CRDiAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
11.9 sec
1.6Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.5 sec
2.0Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
8.6 sec
2.0 ATAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.9 sec
2.0 CRDiAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.9 sec
1.5 CRDiCO2 Emission
128 g/km
1.6CO2 Emission
165 g/km
2.0CO2 Emission
180 g/km
2.0 ATCO2 Emission
195 g/km
2.0 CRDiCO2 Emission
157 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.32
1.5 CRDiFuel Economy
4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (combined) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (urban) | 4.0 L/100km / 58.8 MPG (highway)
1.6Fuel Economy
6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (combined) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (urban) | 5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (highway)
2.0Fuel Economy
7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (combined) | 10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)
2.0 ATFuel Economy
8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (combined) | 11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (urban) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (highway)
2.0 CRDiFuel Economy
6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (combined) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (urban) | 4.6 L/100km / 51.1 MPG (highway)
1.5 CRDiTop Speed
175.0 km/h / 108.7 mph
1.6Top Speed
186.0 km/h / 115.6 mph
2.0Top Speed
208.0 km/h / 129.2 mph
2.0 ATTop Speed
200.0 km/h / 124.3 mph
2.0 CRDiTop Speed
190.0 km/h / 118.1 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
1.5 CRDiEmission Standard
Euro 3
1.6Emission Standard
Euro 4
2.0Emission Standard
Euro 4
2.0 ATEmission Standard
Euro 4
2.0 CRDiEmission Standard
Euro 3
1.5 CRDiEngine | Bore
75.0 mm / 3.0 in
1.6Engine | Bore
76.5 mm / 3.0 in
2.0Engine | Bore
82.0 mm / 3.2 in
2.0 ATEngine | Bore
82.0 mm / 3.2 in
2.0 CRDiEngine | Bore
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
1.5 CRDiEngine | Compression Ratio
17.8:1
1.6Engine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.0Engine | Compression Ratio
10.1:1
2.0 ATEngine | Compression Ratio
10.1:1
2.0 CRDiEngine | Compression Ratio
17.7:1
1.5 CRDiEngine | Displacement
1.5 L / 91.1 cu-in / 1493.0 cc
1.6Engine | Displacement
1.6 L / 97.6 cu-in / 1599.0 cc
2.0Engine | Displacement
2.0 L / 120.5 cu-in / 1975.0 cc
2.0 ATEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 120.5 cu-in / 1975.0 cc
2.0 CRDiEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.5 cu-in / 1991.0 cc
1.5 CRDiEngine | Power
102.0 hp / 76.1 kW @ 4000 rpm
1.6Engine | Power
105.0 hp / 78.3 kW @ 5800 rpm
2.0Engine | Power
143.0 hp / 106.6 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.0 ATEngine | Power
143.0 hp / 106.6 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.0 CRDiEngine | Power
113.0 hp / 84.3 kW @ 4000 rpm
1.5 CRDiEngine | Specific Output
68.3 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
1.6Engine | Specific Output
65.7 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
2.0Engine | Specific Output
72.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.0 ATEngine | Specific Output
72.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.0 CRDiEngine | Specific Output
56.8 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
1.5 CRDiEngine | Stroke
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
1.6Engine | Stroke
87.0 mm / 3.4 in
2.0Engine | Stroke
93.5 mm / 3.7 in
2.0 ATEngine | Stroke
93.5 mm / 3.7 in
2.0 CRDiEngine | Stroke
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
1.5 CRDiEngine | Torque
235 Nm / 173.3 lb-ft @ 2000v rpm
1.6Engine | Torque
143 Nm / 105.5 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
2.0Engine | Torque
186 Nm / 137.2 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
2.0 ATEngine | Torque
186 Nm / 137.2 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
2.0 CRDiEngine | Torque
245 Nm / 180.7 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
1.5 CRDiEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
1.6Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0 ATEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0 CRDiEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
1.5 CRDiTransmission | Gears
5-speed
1.6Transmission | Gears
5-speed
2.0Transmission | Gears
5-speed
2.0 ATTransmission | Gears
4-speed
2.0 CRDiTransmission | Gears
5-speed
1.5 CRDiTransmission | Type
Manual
1.6Transmission | Type
Manual
2.0Transmission | Type
Manual
2.0 ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
2.0 CRDiTransmission | Type
Manual

Production

1.5 CRDiAvailability
2005 ~ 2006
1.6Availability
2004 ~ 2006
2.0Availability
2004 ~ 2006
2.0 ATAvailability
2004 ~ 2006
2.0 CRDiAvailability
2004 ~ 2006

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