Both models are popular among Russians, especially among taxi drivers.
The main advantage of the Toyota Corolla has become a reliable technical part, and the advantage of the KIA Cerato is considered a functional interior and a comfortable fit. Edition Pokatim.ru understand the nuances of the choice between the two “Asians” with mileage.
Japanese sedan has lost a lot of “sores”, but some problems remained. Toyota Corolla XI has a stylish body design and the low land, which, according to the owners, had a positive impact on the aerodynamics of the car. The disadvantages of this model are the weak layer of LCP, which on the front bumper and hood there are chips.
This problem is not lost and KIA Cerato. Motorists are recommended time to touch up scratches or glue the front part of the protective film. The rest of the body “Asians” are not subject to corrosion even after 100 thousand kilometers. The presence of “Ryzhikov” can only talk about the damage to the car.
The “battle” motors
Under the hood Toyota Corolla for choice there are three power units. Basic 99-horsepower engine capacity of 1.3 liters reliable and able to serve more than 300 thousand kilometers. For those who like a more spirited drive available engines: 1.6 and 1.8 litre 122 and 140 “horses”, respectively. “Younger” the engine is paired with a manual transmission to a 6-speed and the other two involve the “mechanics” or variator.
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As for KIA Cerato, he received two units of 1.6 and 2.0 liters capacity of 130 and 150 BHP Transmission are 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The problem of “older” units are considered “bullies” that occur at a constant spirited driving. The rest of the “atmosfernyi” serve more than 200 thousand kilometers, and preference for “Korean” taxi drivers.
The salon and equipment
“Japanese” has always been famous for their reliability, but the quality of materials and functionality Toyota Corolla inferior “Korean”. Thus, the basic trim levels for passengers, no facilities in the form of USB connectors, armrest and heated seats. But thanks to the flat floor in the back row can comfortably accommodate three adults.
The KIA Cerato has been with the initial versions of happy outlets for 12V, USB port, heated rear and front seats, soft-touch plastic inserts.
Concerning the preferences, the opinions of motorists on specialized forums differ: some choose the “Corolla” for the diversity and vitality of the power units, others choose “Serato” for the availability of, a wide list of options and cheap maintenance. Price “Japanese” with mileage ranging from 700 thousand to 1.1 million rubles, while the “Korean” will cost from 650 thousand to 900 thousand rubles.