Used Kia Picanto Hatchback 2004 - 2011 review

Category: Small car

Section: What is it like?

2004 - 2011 review
Kia Picanto Hatchback (04 - 11)
  • Kia Picanto Hatchback (04 - 11)
  • Kia Picanto Hatchback (04 - 11)
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What's the used Kia Picanto hatchback like?

Value for money is the most important weapon in the armoury of any city car, but the Kia Picanto offers impressive value even among its peers.

Prices are affordable, and for such a nominal outlay you'll get a car with an impressive load of equipment. And a surprsing amount of space.

There's plenty of room in any of the four seats, and six-footers will have no problem travelling in the back The five-door body style means easy access to the rear, and only the tiny boot limits its practicality. The dash is good, too: solidly built and logically laid out, even if the materials aren't particularly appealing.

If there is a problem, it's that the Picanto isn't a car for keen drivers. The engines are underpowered, there's too much body roll in corners and the steering is short of feel. The ride is a bit choppy, too, but for drivers who just want A-to-B city transport, it's fine.