Which used Kia Picanto hatchback should I buy?
Unless running costs really must be as threadbare as possible, we’d go for a Picanto with the 1.25-litre engine. You’ll be glad of the extra grunt each time you venture out of the town centre and, in the real world, it won’t be that much more costly to run because you won’t have to wring its neck all the time.
The Picanto's entry-level 1 trim is painfully spartan, so we reckon an upgrade to 2 trim is essential. If you can stretch to a 3, therefore, it’s worth doing for the slick colour screen with sat-nav; you also get climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.
Our favourite Kia Picanto 1.25 3