Kia Picanto 1.0T GDi GT-line 5dr [4 seats] Review

Category: City car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Kia Picanto 2021 Front 3/4 cornering
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RRP £14,850What Car? Target Price£14,044
Review

The Kia 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.

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GT-Line trim may appeal with its sporty styling, but you miss out on a fair bit of the 3’s kit including sat-nav, but you do get 16in alloy wheels and privacy glass.

The best engine is the turbocharged 1.0 T-GDi with 99bhp. The problem is it's only available with the top trims, so it's expensive, and as a manual only. On the plus side, it's a lot more flexible at low revs and feels noticeably swifter when you work it (0-60mph takes 9.9sec).


Key information

Doors5
Seats4
0-62 MPH9.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

255

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

119

g/km

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