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Used test: Hyundai i10 vs Kia Picanto: verdict

Buy either of these two top-notch city cars at just a year old and you could bag yourself a bargain, but which one makes more sense?...

2020 Hyundai i10 vs Kia Picanto rears

Our verdict

The Picanto is great to drive, and it's the cheaper of the two cars to buy here. It’s still one of our favourite city cars, and we wouldn't blame you if you were tempted to put one on your driveway. 

However, if it were our money, we'd spend the extra and go for the i10. If you’re looking for a city car that offers civilised motoring on a sensible budget, the more modern i10 is the ideal candidate; it’s smart, spacious and as comfortable as some much larger, more expensive cars. In short, it's an outstanding city car whether bought new or used. 

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1st – Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10 front tracking - 69 plate

For More comfortable ride; quieter on the motorway; more kit; roomier in rear
Against A bit more punch would be nice; more expensive to buy here

5 out of 5 stars

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2nd – Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto front tracking - 69 plate

For More fun to drive; nippy performance; lots of infotainment kit
Against Noisier; firmer ride; tighter rear seats; fewer luxuries; feels cheaper inside

4 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: Hyundai i10 1.2 MPi 84 Premium

  • Engine - 4cyl, 1197cc, petrol
  • Power - 83bhp @ 6000rpm
  • Torque - 87Ib ft @ 4200rpm
  • Gearbox - 5-spd manual
  • 0-60mph - 12.8sec
  • Top speed - 106mph
  • Official fuel economy - 51.4mpg (WLTP)
  • Test MPG - 42.9mpg
  • CO2 emissions - 109g/km (NEDC)

Specifications: Kia Picanto 1.25 83 3

  • Engine - 4cyl, 1248cc, petrol
  • Power - 83bhp @ 6000rpm
  • Torque - 90Ib ft @ 4000rpm
  • Gearbox - 5-spd manual
  • 0-60mph - 11.2sec
  • Top speed - 107mph
  • Official fuel economy - 49.6mpg (WLTP)
  • Test MPG - 39.8mpg
  • CO2 emissions - 119g/km (NEDC)

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