Great little carJA GT-Line (2017-2023)
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
Flimsy front grillJA GT-Line (2017-2023)
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 weekShow details
Purchased late 2017, Zero issues.JA S Automatic (2017-2023)
Bought new and now with currently 50,000 klm on the clock, no issues found. Have replaced battery and tyres now (typical standard maintenance), being the only expenditure other than yearly service.
This late 2017 model was purchased on special in Automatic with white colour for $15,000 (originally $15750) included 12 months registration and 7 years breakdown service if serviced at Kia.
This version has not changed up till now in 2023 (except for hub caps). It came with Autonomous Braking, Android Auto amongst other great items for a car in th
Love it overall but worried by groaning grindy brakes and few other noises.JA GT-Line (2017-2023)
I picked up my Kia Picanto GT Line 2022 in April last year. I love it it's perfect for my needs except for couple of things, noticeable from day 1. Suspension getting in and out of car, creaky and squeaky.
*Brakes are my chief concern as they grunt, groan and sometimes make grinding sound, especially when going forward or back from starting. Or slowing at lights eg. Sometimes very loud, other times less so. It makes me tense up when I hear it. Passengers have commented too. Also gear box noises. Especially when reversing and turning after being
Much more than expected for the money.Picanto
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
Sportiest small car ever!JA S Automatic (2017-2023)
Used for getting around the local area, the vehicle mostly does short distance trips. With a 7 year warranty, its seriously a great piece of mind to be with Kia's well established service network.Show details
Zippy little car with heaps of character - very impressed with it.JA GT (2017-2023)
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.
Very Good Buy for a Small CarPicanto
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.
Love this car!JA AO Edition Automatic (2017-2023)
Was a bit worried after hearing about the small engine 3 gear automatic but drives fine in the motorway such a modern big car feel inside really nice design outside love driving this car even hubby 183cm can drive this car comfortably
Cons : fuel is not efficient when driving highway oftenShow details
All I need, perfect to parkJA GT-Line (2017-2023)
MY 2021, manual, white GT Line. ( i.e. the fancier looking one, but without turbo)
6 months, 4000 km in and every day I feel so grateful to Kia for producing this car and me be lucky enough to get one.
Manual transmission available!!! Thank you!!!
I often get the street car park that's left that no one else can fit into!
The features and thoughtful touches for the money are just incredible...eg stereo volume turns down when reverse engaged, power windows can be closed after ignition turned off until the door is opened, hill hold etc
Great car just a reminder kia wont tell you there's a brake pedal replacement RECALLJA GT (2017-2023)
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.
Unreliable and unsafe; Worst After Care Service ImaginableJA GT-Line (2017-2023)
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
Love it. Love it. Love it.JA GT-Line (2017-2023)
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 wrongShow details
Best car in the segment, no competitionJA GT (2017-2023)
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
Love itPicanto JA (2017-2023)
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
Questions & Answers
What is the real world fuel efficiency of the Kia Picanto GT Line/S auto?
Hi Steve, The powertrain is the 1.25lt in automatic, 2018 model I will quote, bought brand new. Due to issues like air conditioning running, and number of passengers in the car all go towards the figures I will quote you. My experience after about 5 years of monitoring closely is, Approximately - 5.2lt highway and 6.7lt city (no air cond, no passengers). Approximately - 5.7highway and 7.4 city (with air cond ,3 passengers. 2 adults 1 young teen.) It is also noted by me that there have been zero issues with the car, have only replaced battery and most recently tyres, currently has 60,000klm on the clock. Very much would like to update it with the new model coming in December, as it is a simple and reliable car to purchase, in a mine field of new cars with issues. So many new cars with transmission and the possibility of engine issues out there for purchase, often hidden from the eye of the purchaser in the new and second hand market because these cars are under warranty and get fixed. So, difficult to fully assess some products. The Picanto on the other hand is in its 3rd generation, And throughout my research never discovered any issues.
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.
Drive indicator on dashboard disapeared while in driving mode,any one migth know why?
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
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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|Warranty Distance||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic||Manual||Automatic|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||16" Alloy||14" Steel||16" Alloy||16" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||4 Stars||4 Stars||4 Stars||4 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||5.8 L/100km||5.8 L/100km||5.2 L/100km||5.8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 L||35 L||35 L||35 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.25L||4 Cylinder 1.25L||3 Cylinder 1.0L||4 Cylinder 1.25L|
|Max Power||62kW @ 6000rpm||62kW @ 6000rpm||74kW @ 4500rpm||62kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||122Nm @ 4000rpm||122Nm @ 4000rpm||172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm||122Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Phone Connectivity||Android Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USB||Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB||Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)|
|Boot||Automatic Close and Automatic Open||Automatic Close and Automatic Open||Automatic Close and Automatic Open|
|Headlight Type||Halogen and LED||Halogen||Halogen and LED|
|Cruise Control||Speed Limiter||Speed Limiter||Speed Limiter|
|Hazard Perception||Forward Collision Warning||Forward Collision Warning||Forward Collision Warning|
|Ground Clearance||141 mm||141 mm||141 mm|
|Gauges||Analogue Only||Analogue Only||Analogue Only|
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