Kia Picanto 1.0 2 5dr Auto [4 seats] Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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RRP £15,150What Car? Target Price£14,230
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Picanto is a very fine small car, with a smart interior, tidy handling and – if you pick our favourite 3 trim – a very easy to use and well-equipped infotainment system. The Hyundai i10 is a bit more polished in terms of ride and refinement, though, and a Dacia Sandero offers more space but costs even less.

Move up to 2 trim and you get more of the niceties you might expect in a modern car, including 14in alloy wheels, four stereo speakers, electrically adjustable door mirrors, air-con, all-round electric windows and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

The non-turbocharged 66bhp 1.0 MPi is pretty much the default choice. That's because it's available with the majority of trims and with a manual or automatic gearbox. 0-60mph takes just over 14sec (or 16.6sec for the auto), which sounds slow but it's quicker than the Volkswagen Up and, actually, fine for pottering around town. It's an engine that thrives on being revved, so while you need to work it hard on faster roads it does feel more eager than the numbers suggest.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats4
0-62 MPH16.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

54.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

255

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

117

g/km