Kia Cerato

Kia Cerato

Build Dates

Jun 2021 - onwards

On Sale Dates

Jun 2021 - onwards

Applies To

S & Sport variants only

Vehicle Type

Small Car

Engine/Fuel Type

Petrol / diesel vehicles

Price Bracket

Under $35,000

Rating Year/Datestamp


ANCAP Safety Rating

Rating Expires

Dec 2025

ANCAP Safety

The Kia Cerato sedan (BD series) was first introduced in Australia in May 2018, with hatch variants released from December 2018. The Cerato sedan and hatch were first released in New Zealand from September 2018.

This 4 star ANCAP safety rating applies to updated Cerato S and Cerato Sport variants built from April 2021 (on sale from June 2021) without Safety Pack 1. A separate ANCAP safety rating is available for other variants.

Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard. Autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban & Pedestrian) is standard on all variants built from April 2021. A more advanced AEB system is available as an option as part of Safety Pack 1 for Cerato S and Cerato Sport variants, and standard on other variants.

Cerato S and Sport variants (without the optional Safety Pack 1) built from April 2021 are fitted with an improved AEB Vulnerable Road User system capable of recognising and reacting to pedestrians (not cyclists). This updated system however has not been tested by ANCAP.

A lane keep assist (LKA) system with lane departure warning (LDW) and a manual-set speed limiter are standard on all variants.

A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).

Assessment Scores

ANCAP Safety
Adult Occupant Protection
34.3 out of 38
ANCAP Safety
Child Occupant Protection
41.1 out of 49
ANCAP Safety
Vulnerable Road User Protection
26.5 out of 48
ANCAP Safety
Safety Assist
9.3 out of 13

Safety Assist Technologies

AEB - City
Standard on all variants
AEB - Interurban
Standard on all variants
Standard on all variants
AEB - Junction
Not available on any variant
AEB - Backover
Not available on any variant
Standard on all variants