Kia Picanto review

Category: City car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
Available colours:
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RRP £11,000What Car? Target Price from£10,440
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Introduction

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The Kia Picanto has become something of a rarity. That’s because it's a dinky city car that runs on petrol at a time when most of its rivals have either gone electric or been removed from sale altogether.

Why? Well, there simply isn't as much profit for manufacturers in building 'value' petrol cars anymore. They'd rather you shelled out thousands more on a small SUV, like the excellent Ford Puma, or an electric car, such as the latest Fiat 500.

Those, of course, cost relatively big bucks, but if you don't want to spend that much cash and don't need a huge amount of space, the traditional city car is still an extremely compelling proposition. 

All versions of the Picanto come with five doors as standard and there's a simple engine line-up, plus the option of an automatic gearbox should you prefer one. There’s even an SUV-aping X-Line version, although that’s more about appealing looks than real rough-and-tumble driving.

Despite competition for the Picanto becoming ever scarcer, there are still good alternatives out there for you to consider. Take the Hyundai i10, for instance, or the Toyota Aygo and Volkswagen Up, which are direct city car rivals. Or, if it’s all about sticking to a budget, the Dacia Sandero offers the space of a supermini for even less cash. So, how does the Picanto stack up against all of them? Read on and we'll tell you all you need to know.

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At a glance

Number of trims7 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol
MPG range across all versions53.3 - 60.1
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty7 years / 100000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£539 / £872
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£1,079 / £1,743

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