For With the 1.0-litre engine, the Picanto is exempt from road tax. The list of standard kit on 2-spec cars includes electric rear windows, Bluetooth and an MP3 socket.

Against This trim adds a fair bit to the price. The 1.0-litre engine is painfully slow, even when you rev it hard.

Kia Picanto Hatchback

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2 out of 5 stars

Cheaper versions of the Kia Picanto make the most sense, but the VR7 model is better value.

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Electric steering adjust Not Available
Electric Sunroof Not Available
Manual sunroof Not Available
Air conditioning Standard
Cruise control Not Available
Electric mirrors Standard
Heated mirrors Standard
Electric windows front Standard
Electric windows rear Standard
Seat height adjustment Standard
Climate Control Not Available
Power Steering Standard
Steering adjustment reach Not Available
Steering adjustment rake Standard
Power Seats Not Available
Heated Seats Not Available
Panoramic sunroof Not Available
Electric Panoramic Sunroof Not Available
Power Folding Mirror Standard
Engine & Transmission
Auto Not Available
CVT Not Available
Tiptronic Not Available
Particulate filter Not Available
Radio/Cassette Not Available
RDS Radio/Cassette Not Available
CD Standard
Multi CD Not Available
MP3/iPod Connection Standard
DVD Player Not Available
MP3 CD Player Standard
RDS CD Standard
Hard Drive Not Available
Metallic paint £465
Alloy wheels Standard
Front Foglights Standard
Powered sliding doors Not Available
Hands Free Phone Kit Not Available
Satellite navigation Not Available
Leather Seats Not Available
Split/fold seats Standard
Bluetooth Standard
7 seat pack Not Available
Passenger airbag Standard
Side airbags Standard
ABS Standard
3 Point centre belt Standard
Driver's airbag Standard
Belt pretensioners Standard
Isofix Standard
Side Impact Bars Standard
Traction control Standard
Curtain Airbag Standard
Rear Parking Sensor Not Available
Electronic stability programme Standard
On/Off Passenger Airbag Standard
Driver's knee airbag Not Available
Reversing Camera Not Available
Rain Sensing Wipers Not Available
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
Lane Departure Warning Not Available
Front Parking Sensor Not Available
Passenger Knee Airbag Not Available
Alarm Standard
Immobiliser Standard
Deadlocks Not Available
Central locking Standard
Remote locking Standard
Unique fit stereo Standard
Marked Parts Not Available
Etched Windows Not Available
Locking Wheel nuts Standard
Visible VIN Standard
Secure spare wheel Not Available
Satellite tracking Not Available
Laminated Glass Not Available
Options calculator Price
Metallic paint £465
Total Price: £9,945
Running costs
Town mpg 52.3
Out of town mpg 78.5
Average mpg 67.3
Tank capacity (litres) 35
CO2 Rating (g/km) 99
Carbon offset cost £14
Green rating A
Insurance group 4
Typical insurance £301.00
% Value retained (3yrs/36000 miles) 39%
Typical contract hire £134.00
Pence per mile 25
Servicing costs - 3 years £556.00
Service intervals 10k/1yr
Warranty period 7yr/99k + 5yr Paint + 12yr Perforation + 1yr Breakdown
Three-year cost£9,318
Company car tax
Percentage charge 14
Benefit in kind £1,384.00
Tax payable 20% £277.00
Tax payable 40% £554.00

Performance and measurements

Body type Hatchback
Number of doors 5
Number of seats 5
Engine (cc/type) 998/3
Fuel type Unleaded
Max power (bhp/rpm) 68/6200
Pulling power (lb/ft) 70
Engine position F
Driven wheels Front
Length (mm) 3595
Width (mm) 1595
Height (mm) 1480
Boot space (min ltr) 200
Boot space (max ltr) 605
Kerb weight (kg) 845
Manufacturers figures
0-60 mph (secs) 13.9
Max speed (mph) 95
Euro NCAP Test Scores
Adult protection Unavailable
Child protection Unavailable
Pedestrian protection Unavailable

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