Kia Picanto Car Reviews

The Kia Picanto is a small, low cost city car that has been in production since 2004. The Picanto is a 5-door hatchback with a small engine – 1.0 and 1.1 litres available. The small engine size enhances the affordability of the car making it not only cheap in price, but also cheap to run. The attractive exterior of the Picanto completes it as one of the best city cars on the market.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 4.5/5
Low running costs
Looks stylish
Boot is a bit small
No DVD players
Steering is a little light

Latest Kia Picanto Car Reviews:

Kia Picanto 1 1.0 3dr - March 2012
The number of Kia Picanto models on UK city roads is encouraging, and means that more and more people are falling for the Picanto's charms. The small city car is designed to get you from A to B com...
Kia Picanto 1 1.0 Air 3dr - February 2012
The Picanto 1 1.0 Air offers cheap motoring thanks to a low purchase price and low running costs. It's fairly terrible to drive and the interior feels nasty but this is to be expected at this price...
Kia Picanto 1.25 Halo EcoDynamics 3dr - February 2012
The Kia Picanto certainly falls into the supermini category, and is a car that is designed primarily for use in suburban and urban areas rather than for long journeys on the motorway. Those who ar...
Kia Picanto 1.25 Halo Auto 3dr - March 2012
Do you only have an automatic licence? If the answer is no, buy the manual Picanto - it's cheaper, faster and is road tax and congestion charge exempt. This automatic isn't a bad car though, with a...
Kia Picanto 1.25 Equinox 3dr - February 2012
The 1.25-litre engine in the Equinox is far superior to the dreadful three-pot you get in the cheaper models, however the higher price tag means it's competing with the likes of the Fiesta and that...

Kia Picanto Overview

The Kia Picanto cabin space is good, especially for a car in this class. The boot is small but quite capable of accommodating several shopping bags, and the rear seats can be folded down to create a larger storage area.

The car provides a decent driving experience and boasts sharp steering and stability. It has a bright and colourful exterior and makes for an excellent vehicle for new drivers.


The first generation of the Kia Picanto began production in 2004, available as a 5-door hatchback with a range of small engines and a choice of 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.

The model received a facelift in 2007 with minor interior and exterior changes.

The current generation was introduced in 2011, now available as both a 5-door and 3-door hatchback with reduced CO2 emissions.

The exterior has been remodelled and is much more aesthetically pleasing than that of its predecessor. The interior is more spacious and the car also boasts improved fuel economy.


The Kia Picanto is a city car that works as a great vehicle for new drivers, with low running costs and responsive steering making for an easy drive.

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