What should I look for in a used Kia Picanto hatchback?
We haven’t heard of any common problems or issues with the Picanto as yet, although since it’s still so new it should hardly come as a great surprise. Of course, as with any city car, it’d behove you to check your prospective purchase’s bodywork carefully for scuffs or scrapes, and to make sure the wheels haven’t been subjected to too much kerbing. Cheaper Picantos come with plastic hubcaps on steel wheels that are cheap and easy to replace if they’re damaged. Always remember, however, that significant damage to one of the wheels could be indicative of suspension that’s damaged too.
What are the most common problems with a used Kia Picanto hatchback?
Is a used Kia Picanto hatchback reliable?
It’s too early to say for sure, because the Picanto was too new to be featured in our latest reliability survey; however, if the last-generation Picanto’s anything to go by, the signs are promising, because it came second in the city car class, while Kia finished in 11th place overall out of 32 manufacturers.
Also worth noting is that Kia offers a seven-year warranty on all its cars, the Picanto included – and while the cover tails off in the last few years, that’s more than you’ll find on any other rival.