As with most city cars, the focus is on front space. Two tall adults should find enough head and leg room, while the car is wide enough to ensure they don’t feel too hemmed in at the shoulders. There is a little more leg room available in the Up, but not much.
Dotted around there’s plenty of storage, including two cupholders between the front seats that are good for the largest of skinny mochaccinos, a tray for your mobile phone and front door pockets big enough to hold a small water bottle.
You even get a sliding centre armrest from ‘3’ trim upwards – a very rare thing in this class – that opens to reveal an extra cubby beneath.
Kia Picanto rear space
All Picantos now have five doors, so getting into the back is as easy as it can be. The door openings aren’t especially wide, but that’s no different to the majority of city cars.
Kia has moved the Picanto’s axles further apart for this model to improve interior room, but the Up and its derivatives still do a slightly better job of accommodating taller folk in the back. While a couple of adults will have few complaints with head room, they will find their knees up against the front seatbacks with anyone tall sat in the front, while three adults will be a real squeeze. Unfortunately, while each rear door gets an armrest, neither gets a door pocket or cubbyhole.
Kia Picanto seating flexibility
Nothing much to write about here we’re afraid, but city cars don’t usually get many flexible seating options.
The Picanto’s no different, with just rear seats split in a 60/40 configuration that fold relatively flat when you want to increase the boot’s load capacity. When down they leave a sizeable step up to push items over, though.
Kia Picanto boot space
The Picanto’s got on of the biggest boots in the class, bigger than an i10, Up, Citigo or Mii’s. It’s more than enough for a couple of large shopping bags. On the top GT-Line S trim you get a dual-height boot floor, which is handy for creating a separate space for delicate items.
Handily, the opening to the Picanto’s boot is also nice and wide, and although the loading lip is quite high, that’s the same story for all its rivals.