Used Kia Picanto Hatchback 2004 - 2011 review

Category: Small car

Section: Ownership cost

2004 - 2011 review
Kia Picanto Hatchback (04 - 11)
  • Kia Picanto Hatchback (04 - 11)
  • Kia Picanto Hatchback (04 - 11)
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Ownership cost

What used Kia Picanto hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Kia Picanto hatchback?

As a new car, the Picanto's great strength is its value for money - you get a well kitted and roomy city car for a relative pittance - and as a used buy, it's exactly the same story.

Residual values aren't great, so there are some good deals to be had on used examples, and there's only one problem: since the car has only been around since 2004, many of the used cars for sale won't have had enough time to shed a decent chunk of their value.

The Picanto's claimed running costs are pretty good, too. Officially, the 1.0-litre cars will return an average of 55.4mpg and the 1.1 cars will manage 54.3mpg. Be careful, though, because many owners have contacted us complaining that these figures are extremely hard to get near in the real world.

Insurance groupings stand at 2 for the 1.0-litre and 3 for the 1.1-litre, so whichever version you buy, premiums will be low.