Value for money usually forms an enormous part of a Kia's appeal, but the Venga isn't especially cheap. Kias aren't usually too strong on resale values, either. Still, the 1.4 petrol averages more than 45mpg, while the diesel version will better 62mpg.
Kia Venga quality & reliability
The Venga's interior looks reasonably smart, but the plastics are too hard and shiny in one or two places. The slick weighting of the switchgear is pretty impressive, though, and there's the peace of mind that a seven-year warranty brings.
Kia Venga safety & security
Safety is key in MPVs, whatever their size. That's why Kia has installed stability control in every single Venga – along with front, side and curtain airbags and active anti-whiplash head restraints. It's all very effective, as the five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating shows.