Kia Picanto 2017
Carsguide Senior Journalist Richard Berry had this to say at the time: The Kia Picanto is excellent value for money. That engine could do with more grunt, the steering could be lighter, but the Picanto is still easy to drive and parking is anxiety free. A quality feeling cabin, good boot space, plus a comfortable ride make it easily one of the bets in this segment.You can read the full review here.
This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Kia Picanto: Styling, Small size means easy parking, Good boot for the class
The Kia Picanto is also known as the Kia Morning, the Kia EuroStar, the Naza Suria and the Naza Picanto in markets outside Australia.
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Kia Picanto 2017 Price and Specs
|Kia Picanto Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|GT-Line||Hatchback||1.2L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$9,400||$14,190|
|S (aeb)||Hatchback||1.2L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$8,300||$12,870|
|S (aeb)||Hatchback||1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN||$7,500||$11,550|
|S (phase 2)||Hatchback||1.2L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$8,300||$12,870|
Kia Picanto 2017 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Picanto here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What car should I buy to replace my 2006 Toyota Corolla?
There are still plenty of great small cars around within your budget, Agnes, and they all have good safety packages (or we wouldn’t recommend them). Look at offerings such as the Suzuki Swift Navigator (with the optional autonomous emergency braking) for around $17,000 (plus on-road costs) or the Kia Rio S at around $19,000 or Kia Picanto S (one size smaller than the Rio) at closer to $16,000. Both the Kias also feature the brand’s excellent seven-year warranty, capped-price servicing and free roadside assistance which is great peace of mind.
The Volkswagen Polo is a classy drive but a little more expensive at closer to $21,000 for the 85TSi Comfortline. Actually, to be honest, you’ve missed the boat on bargain small cars by a couple of years. Firm favourites such as the Toyota Yaris and Mazda 2 have both been updated relatively recently and have recorded big price jumps in the process. The cheapest Yaris with an automatic transmission is now around $23,000 (it was less than $17,000 back in 2018) while the Mazda 2 Maxx went from being a sub-$17,000 proposition in 2018 to a $23,000 car by the time you add an automatic transmission in 2020.Show more
What is the cheapest Kia?
Which small hatch should I buy for $15,000?
The Holden Spark has been discontinued in Australia, with the company citing low volume as the main issue. But if that doesn't deter you, it's still a solid buy at under $15,000. Dealers have plenty of stock still on showroom floors, and you can get really good prices on 2017-plate models for less than $15k, drive-away. Shop for the LT if this is the car you like most, because it has a better features list than the LS.
Probably best to steer clear of the regular Barina, which is admittedly bigger, but definitely not better. The current-generation model could find its way to the automotive graveyard this year, too.
The Mirage isn't as good as either the Barina or Spark, so unless you just want a very inexpensive car, it's not high on our recommendation list. The Yaris is lagging behind the times in terms of features, but there's a reason it's a go-to for many budget car buyers: it's a strong offering for space and comfort.
All of that said, the Kia Picanto is the budget car we'd most likely recommend, because it has a strong and long warranty and is the only one in the mix with auto emergency braking (AEB). Plus it has a reversing camera as standard (the base model Spark doesn't).Show more