Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto Parkers 2015-07-07

First launched in 2004, the Kia Picanto is the Korean firm’s entry-level model and is a popular choice for many new car buyers thanks to its low starting price, generous equipment levels and compact dimensions.

  • Kia Picanto (11-17)
  • Kia Picanto (04-11)

First launched in 2004, the Kia Picanto is the Korean firm’s entry-level model and is a popular choice for many new car buyers thanks to its low starting price, generous equipment levels and compact dimensions.

The second-generation was launched in 2011 and incorporated the ‘Tiger Nose’ grille which is now present across the Kia range.

Its compact size and small turning circle make the Picanto perfect for city living and it’s also one of the best equipped in the segment with electric windows, remote central locking and air-con all standard-fit.

Available in the UK with either three- or five-doors, the new model is longer than the previous generation and as a result interior roominess and boot space has much improved.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Kia Picanto Hatchback 2017 on

4.45 out of 5
Kia Picanto Hatchback 2017 on

New price range:
£9,720 - £14,720

Used price range:
£6,345 - £12,204

Kia Picanto Hatchback 2011 - 2017

4 out of 5
Kia Picanto Hatchback 2011 - 2017

New price range:
£8,145 - £12,795

Used price range:
£2,140 - £12,060

  • Excellent value
  • Low running costs
  • Choice of three- or five-door models
  • Economical engines
  • Restricted bootspace
  • Steering feels too light at high speeds

Kia Picanto Hatchback 2004 - 2011

3.5 out of 5
Kia Picanto Hatchback 2004 - 2011

New price range:
£5,795 - £9,400

Used price range:
£360 - £3,293

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

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