Used Kia Picanto Hatchback 2004 - 2011 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

2004 - 2011 review
Kia Picanto Hatchback (04 - 11)
  • Kia Picanto Hatchback (04 - 11)
  • Kia Picanto Hatchback (04 - 11)
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Our recommendations

Which used Kia Picanto hatchback should I buy?

There are four versions to choose from, and the most basic S and GS trims come with the 60bhp 1.0-litre engine, which is only really suitable for city driving. It struggles to keep up with traffic on faster routes. The S comes with central locking and a CD player, while GS versions add electric front windows.

If you want a car with the slightly more powerful 1.1-litre engine, you'll be getting either LX or SE+ trim. The engine itself isn't too bad and, with 64bhp, the extra power makes motorway driving less of a chore. However, it still needs to be worked hard to get up to speed.

All in all, the entry-level 1.1-litre model, the LX, is our pick of the range, and comes with got air-con, electric rear windows and remote central locking. SE+ models add alloy wheels.