Kia Picanto 1.0 2 5dr [4 seats] Review

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The Kia Picanto is a fine small car, with a smart interior, tidy handling and, if you pick the 1.25 MPi 83 engine, decent performance and economy. A Hyundai i10 is a bit more polished in terms of ride and refinement, though.

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Trim: 2

This trim has more of what you might expect on a city car these days. It adds 14in alloy wheels, electrically adjustable door mirrors, air-con, Bluetooth, electric windows all round, a leather trimmed steering wheel and gearknob, as well as driver’s seat-height adjustment.

Engine: 1.0

This entry-level three-cylinder petrol is the one to go for if you want to keep things as cheap as possible. However, it's pretty gutless and has to be worked very indeed, so the 1.25 is worth the extra.

Key information

0-62 MPH13.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 57.6Motorway: 68.9
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating