Kia Picanto 2022 interior dashboard
  • Kia Picanto 2022 front cornering
  • Kia Picanto 2022 rear tracking
  • Kia Picanto 2022 interior dashboard
  • Kia Picanto 2022 interior rear seats
  • Kia Picanto 2022 interior infotainment
  • Kia Picanto 2022 right tracking
  • Kia Picanto 2022 interior front seats
  • Kia Picanto 2022 interior detail
  • Kia Picanto 2022 passenger door open
  • Kia Picanto 2022 boot open
  • Kia Picanto 2022 front cornering
  • Kia Picanto 2022 rear tracking
  • Kia Picanto 2022 interior dashboard
  • Kia Picanto 2022 interior rear seats
  • Kia Picanto 2022 interior infotainment
  • Kia Picanto 2022 right tracking
  • Kia Picanto 2022 interior front seats
  • Kia Picanto 2022 interior detail
  • Kia Picanto 2022 passenger door open
  • Kia Picanto 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The only real bugbear with the Kia Picanto's driving position is that – as with many small cars – its steering wheel adjusts for height but not reach. Still, its driving position works well for most people, and it's certainly better than in the Volkswagen Up, which has a tendency to hide the instruments with the steering wheel. 

The driver’s seat is supportive, despite the lack of lumbar adjustment, and has enough side bolstering to stop you sliding around in corners. The well-aligned pedals and driver’s seat height adjustment (on all but the entry-level trim) make it really comfortable, even on a long trip. If you go for Shadow trim or higher, you get a front centre armrest to lean on.

The rear pillars are chunkier and the rear screen is relatively small, but even so, over-the-shoulder visibility is slightly better than it is in a Hyundai i10 and much better than the Dacia Sandero. It's a shame that rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera are available only on the mid and upper trims, with no option to add them on the cheaper variants.

Kia Picanto 2022 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

With 1 and 2 trims, you get only an AM/FM radio, Bluetooth and a tiny (3.8in) monochrome screen. It feels quite old school and doesn’t match the system you get in the similarly priced Sandero.

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