Used Kia Picanto (2004 - 2011) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 16 Aug 2013
3.5
The Picanto is a great small car that's big on value and interior space. Like all Kia's it is well put together and generously equipped, while light steering and a tiny turning circle make it ideal for nipping in and out of small spaces.
Kia Picanto (04-11)
Cracking value, economical engines, five-doors as standard, cheap to run, reliable
Not as clever with space as other small cars, mediocre saf ety rating

New price range:

£5,795 - £9,400

Used price range:

£352 - £2,837

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The Picanto is a great small car that's big on value and interior space. Like all Kia's it is well put together and generously equipped, while light steering and a tiny turning circle make it ideal for nipping in and out of small spaces. Kia injected new life into the model with a facelift in 2008, giving it new lights and bumpers. As before, it is still available exclusively as a five-door, making it ideal if you have young children.

It's been a surprise hit as a new car, which means that there's now a wide range of models available at budget prices. One of the few black marks against its name is a less than impressive three star Euro NCAP crash safety rating. However, all cars sold from the beginning of January 2010 come with a seven-year warranty, making it a great buy.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

2 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Fuel economy 60+mpg, cheep to tax £30 rlf, cheep insurance £150per year fully comp with no access. and running costs.  

5 out of 5

Tony Tulett ,   25 Jul 2015    ... read more

 The car gets me from one place to another. It's a simple car, nothing added.  

4 out of 5

James Lockwood ,   17 May 2015    ... read more

 It's the perfect size for a single person, a couple or small family. OK for tall people - great headroom.  

5 out of 5

C M Allan ,   23 Nov 2014    ... read more

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