What used Kia Picanto hatchback will I get for my budget?
The Picanto prices start at around £5000 for an early example. That puts it roughly on a par with rivals such as the Skoda Citigo and just slightly cheaper than the Volkswagen Up and Hyundai i10. Spend that on a good 2017 car with an average mileage for the year. Expect to spend slightly more on a car from a franchised dealer, or one with one of the plusher trims. Pay between £6000 and £8000 for a car with an average mileage from 2018 or 2019, and between £9000 and £11,000 on a good 2020 model.
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How much does it cost to run a Kia Picanto hatchback?
Not too much, as you might expect. Fuel economy on the 1.0 is officially rated at 55.4mpg and it's 50.4mpg on the 1.25, according to the latest WLTP tests; those figures are, however, bettered by some super-efficient rivals. Expect nearly the same from the later 1.0 turbocharged car. Steer clear of the automatic gearbox, which hammers the fuel consumption of the 1.25 engine it’s attached to. All Picantos, meanwhile, registered after April 2017, will cost you £145 a year to tax.
You shouldn’t find servicing costs too steep, either; Kia’s dealer servicing tends to be very reasonable. However, keep in mind that, once your car gets to three years old, there’s no special discounted servicing scheme at Kia dealerships like those you might find from other manufacturers.