16Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto

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16Kia Picanto
4.5

41 reviews

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Build Quality
4.6
Value for Money
4.6
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.8
Noise Level
3.7
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4.8
Acceleration / Power
4.0
Gear Shifting
4.4
Suspension
4.4
Fuel Efficiency
4.0
Handling
4.7
Interior Design
4.7
Boot Size
3.7
Comfort
4.0
Features
4.6

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48 reviews
Cameron
CameronSydney, NSW131 posts
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JohnGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  JA GT-Line
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Ticked Off
Ticked Off4 posts
  JA GT-Line

Great little car

I bought this Picanto new in January 2020 after I retired and traded my Ford Fiesta. I bought new battery and tyres. Done 73000 ks and have driven across the Nullarbor Plain from Adelaide to Perth WA three times. The only problem we had was keeping it to 110kph. At times she crepted to 150 we out me realising as it was such a smooth drive. My only complaint is the boot which is quite small. Will probably trade it in next year for a new one. Show details
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PeteH
PeteH
  JA GT-Line

Flimsy front grill

Front grills are supposed to provide a good deal of protection to important equipment behind. My experience is that there is very little as was proven by a recent collision with a pheasant. I use my gt-line getting around and shopping in Cumberland 3 to 4 days a week Show details
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Anne
Anne7 posts
  JA GT-Line
Aggierae
AggieraeAU
  Picanto

Much more than expected for the money

An elderly retired couple we recently agreed we needed only one car sold both our cars. We replaced them with the xline after much deliberation of what we really needed. Most of our running is short trip with occasional trips two or more hours. The Picanto has exceeded our expectations and love driving it. Car has all the bells and whistles including six airbags. Car is fun to drive. Commented on by others we find that's exactly how it is. You have to experience it. Fuel consumption somewhat disappointing and the silly wee tank needs frequent top ups. Apart from that, no probs, love the car. I'm a late octogenarian previously driven much larger cars. The Picanto just doesn't feel like a small car. Show details
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Shane S
Shane SSouthwest, VIC18 posts
  JA GT

Zippy little car with heaps of character - very impressed with it

I recently purchased my Kia Picanto GT turbo, from the moment I left the dealership I couldn't keep the smile off my face, the interior is of great quality, and roomy for the size of the car, with heaps of headroom too. The GT is definitely the pick of the model range, sporty exterior, and interior. The best thing about the GT is the 3-cylinder turbo, it's zippy off the mark and has ample power even when needing to overtake on the highway. There isn't a car on the market that really compares to the Picanto, I think it's very unique and a great car for the money.
I'm very happy with my purchase and would buy another Kia in a heartbeat. Show details
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Tom W.
Tom W.Sydney, NSW4 posts
  Picanto

Very Good Buy for a Small Car

Very economical to run whioh is handy with Petrol cost increasing
Small 4 seater Hutch is ideal for parking in small spaces as I do not have off the street parking
Annual service cost is affordable used to be required every 6 months but now only every 12 months
7 year Warranty also gives peace of mind
I have previously owned 3 small Hyundais & now this Picanto and never had any mechanical troubles at all.
beerzuki
beerzukiSouth East Queensland, QLD18 posts
  JA GT-Line
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rman
rmanSydney, NSW5 posts
  JA GT

Great car just a reminder kia wont tell you there's a brake pedal replacement RECALL

What a great car. I have a few issues a/c stopped working kia fixed it under warranty and the dealer informed me there was a brake pedal replacement as a recall but I was failed to be notified by kia and its a good thing they replaced the brake pedal as I was getting ABS lights and no brake lights working. All I have to say is the gt is a rocket of a car and a must buy the car pulls hard. I payed $16900 drive away in June 2019 very happy with my purchase.
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Darren Rees
Darren ReesSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
  JA GT-Line

Unreliable and unsafe; Worst After Care Service Imaginable

I was so excited about buying my first new car ever. In my search I narrowed it down to 3 cars and after test driving all 3 purchased this one. Number one selling point was the Apple Car Play system and the wireless connectivity. The day I picked up my new car it did not work ... was told to update my IOS system when I got home; which I did. Still no success. Reported it straight away and 10 weeks later still falling on deaf ears. I am so so disappointed and now all that is left to me is going to the ACCC. Buyer Beware .... appalling, non-existent, be-littling after care service.  Show details
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Karen Grandfield
Karen GrandfieldSouth East Queensland, QLD
  JA GT-Line

Love it. Love it. Love it

Purchased my Kia Picanto on 7 October 2020 and already I love it. It has all the features that you could possibly want. Yes it is a micro car, but it feels much bigger. Handles superbly and you can park on a postage stamp. I use it to commute to and from work on a daily basis in the city. Fantastic. I am hoping that they will bring out the 1 litre turbo to Australia. I would really like to test drive that. It also has capped price servicing, 7year warranty and roadside assistance. How could you go wrong Show details
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Phillip
PhillipSydney Surrounds, NSW16 posts
  JA GT

Best car in the segment, no competition

Had the Picanto GT for a couple of weeks now, absolutely is the best vehicle in its class - no competition.

Kia have really nailed the small car segment in one swift blow to its competitors, for just under 20K you get almost all of the tech/features that you would want from ANY car (except for sunroof, climate control and heated seats in Australia, weirdly).

Weirdly no automatic is offered if you opt for the GT Turbo, which is a pain when you live in Sydney - seemingly stuck in perpetual peak hour. You can only get the auto with the much slower 1.2L engine.

It would be nice if you could option the car with Kia/Hyundai's active lane keep or radar cruise control, I'd happily tick the box for $2000. Show details

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sunshinexox
sunshinexoxNSW, 226455 posts
  Verified JA

Love it

My car is very convenient, value for money and excellent to drive. Only complaint would be that when I was looking to purchase my car, the salesperson I spoke to on the phone at the Castle Hill dealership was slightly pushy / really trying to influence me to do a particular finance option and wasn't actually listening to what I want. So I went to the Liverpool dealership and have been very happy with the car itself. Show details
jibbit
jibbitperth41 posts
  Picanto

KIA Picanto GT turbo

great car pack with lots of great stuff runs really well AAA on petrol I bought it new and the only thing I don't like is the tyers but I will change them otherwise it a great car would not buy it if you have a family but great car for getting around and parking AAA again its fun to drive very happy Show details
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Questions & Answers

Steve E.
Steve E. · Picanto

What is the real world fuel efficiency of the Kia Picanto GT Line/S auto?

Jamie F.
Jamie F.  
Steve E.
Steve E.  

Seems an ok car. It's a pity it has a four speed auto. I'd buy a manual if l didn't have any hip arthritis. Thanks, Jamie.

John h
John h · Picanto

Drive indicator on dashboard disapeared while in driving mode,any one migth know why?

Khaled W.
Khaled W. · Picanto

How to solve my Kia Picanto 2015 model I press pair to connect to Bluetooth showing voice recording and I can’t find Bluetooth!?!?? Any help please

Jamie F.
Jamie F.  

My Picanto is the next model so is different. Not sure on the issue exactly. Try looking at videos on utube, thats how we fixed our last issue.

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CategoryHatchbacksHatchbacksHatchbacksHatchbacks
Starting Price $19,690$17,990$16,190
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionAutomatic and ManualManualAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels16" Alloy (Machine Finished)16" Alloy16" Alloy16" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Doors 4
Seats 5
Fuel Consumption6 L/100km5.2 L/100km5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 L35 L35 L35 L
EngineIn-Line 4 Cyl. DOHC1 MPI2 D-CVVT3 16 Valve, 1,248cc3 Cylinder 1.0L4 Cylinders 1.25L
Max Power62kW @ 6000rpm74kW @ 4500rpm62kW @ 6000rpm
Max Torque122Nm @ 4000rpm172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm122Nm @ 4000rpm
Country of ManufactureSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth Korea
Manufacturer Warranty7 year(s)7 year(s)7 year(s)7 year(s)
Dimensions
Ground Clearance141 mm141 mm
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Replaced byKia Picanto JA GT-Line (MY24)
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