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2002. - 2004.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
front
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2003. - 2008.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4385 mm
1710 mm
1470 mm
437 liters
437 liters
55 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4480 mm
1735 mm
1470 mm
345 liters
345 liters
55 liters
2002 Toyota Corolla
2003 KIA Cerato

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1995 cc
90 hp
215 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1991 cc
113 hp
235 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1245 kg
12.6 s
180 km/h
7.2 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
153 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1254 kg
s
186 km/h
6.5 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
129 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

1500 EUR
Price from
1400 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the small family car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Toyota-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 90hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 113hp engine designed by Hyundai.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the Toyota being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the Korean car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Toyota does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Toyota, as well as KIA, with the same average rating of 4.6 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Corolla as average reliability-wise, and Cerato is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Japanese car rank it on average as 4.3, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.1 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

There's not enough data for me to elaborate on the subject, I'm affraid.


Verdict

Toyota appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Toyota. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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