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2021 Kia Picanto GT review

With its slick manual gearbox and utterly charming turbo three-cylinder, the Kia Picanto GT could be the 'performance' car bargain we all need.

2021 Kia Picanto S review

There are fewer cars in the sub-$20,000 class than ever before. The updated Kia Picanto is one of the remaining viable options.

2021 Kia Picanto GT-Line review

Kia's smallest and cheapest car gets improved for 2021. We drive the GT-Line specification to see if it's still the pick of the minnows.

2020 Kia Picanto S automatic review

Does one of Australia’s cheapest cars double as one of the smartest buys out there?

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2019 Suzuki Swift GL Navigator with Safety Pack v Kia Picanto GT-Line | Small Car Comparison

If you have around $20,000 to spend on a compact city car, it's hard to look past the Kia Picanto. It's surprisingly grown-up to drive and loaded with features, which is why it's comfortably the best-selling micro car in Australia. But size matters – so we've heard – and for not all that much more money than Kia demands, you could find yourself behind the wheel of something more substantial...

2019 Kia Picanto GT review: First Australian drive

Fans of small sporting hatches have been asking for the Picanto GT to come to Australia. Well, it's finally here... is it any good? Alborz Fallah finds out.

2018 Kia Picanto review: 5 Things

Lacklustre four-speed automatic transmission aside, there's a lot to like about Kia's punky little Picanto. James Wong explores here.

2016 Kia Picanto Walkaround

The Kia Picanto is a brand new arrival to the micro car segment. It’s only available in a single specification and on the road it feels quite mature for it’s size. The Picanto is quite an adorable looking micro car and it’s priced at $14,990 drive away. Your only option is this, one specification with an automatic transmission...

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Kia Picanto Comparisons

2019 Suzuki Swift GL Navigator with Safety Pack v Kia Picanto GT-Line

So, you have around $20,000 to spend on a small car. Is the Kia Picanto king, or does the bigger Suzuki Swift offer enough to justify its steeper price tag?

2018 Kia Picanto X-Line v Suzuki Ignis comparison

Australia is one of the world's more heavily urbanised populations, so it's incongruous that this nation of city slickers ignores cars with the smallest footprints. Yet we do. Well, not entirely. The Kia Picanto has rightly been credited with revitalising the so-called 'micro car' segment, as its 69 per cent market share shows...

Micro Car Comparison: Holden Spark v Kia Picanto v Mitsubishi Mirage v Suzuki Celerio v Hyundai Accent

Australia’s Micro Car market has been a hive of activity lately. Two brand new models have arrived, the Holden Spark and Kia Picanto, while the Mitsubishi Mirage has been updated. Add to this list the 15-month old Suzuki Celerio, and you have a mean little quartet of bargain-basement offerings. Each of these baby cars bring something unique to the table...

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Q&A: What are the small cars with high hip points?

Hi CarAdvice! I'm in the market for a new car but don't have the garage space for a full-blown SUV. My only issue is, I find a lot of hatchbacks, sedans and wagons a little too low to the ground and I struggle to get in and out because of a back issue...

The five cheapest cars in Australia right now

Buying a new car is the second-most expensive purchase most of us will ever make, behind the family home. A recent survey by Australian consumer site Canstar Blue found that Aussies spend, on average, $40,128 on a new car and then hold onto that new car for around six years. Canstar’s research went further, breaking down the average new car cost by segment and brand...

Kia raises prices by up to $500 across the range

Kia has raised prices on four of its most affordable models. The Korean car maker has increased the prices on the Picanto, Rio, Cerato, and Seltos – with the exception of the Cerato, it's the second time the models have been hit with a price rise in the past four months. The Picanto may be the smallest car in the Kia range, but it's received the biggest price increase, with an extra $500 added to the price tag...

New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...

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Kia Picanto Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Picanto S (AEB) review

Long term car ownership is not something in which I am terribly familiar. Whilst I won’t bore you with the details, this example of Kia’s smallest offering is my longest owned vehicle, so I thought it would be good to show how perceptions have changed from it being a brand-new car with 80 kilometres on the clock, to one with now over 36,000km...

2017 Kia Picanto S review

As two seniors, we were looking for the smallest, sensibly priced new 'city' car that we could buy. It had to be no bigger than a Yaris and had to be automatic, as Sydney traffic these days is getting too heavy for the daily grind of the manual we have used for the last decade. We narrowed the prospective field down to the Suzuki Ignis, Mitsubishi Mirage, Toyota Yaris and, of course, the Kia Picanto under review...

2017 Kia Picanto S review

  On reading all the professional reviews for the Kia Picanto, I found I was the opposite of the stereotypical intended purchaser. Why would I, a mid-20s male, and who is interested in cars, want a Picanto as my main car? Simple. In the Picanto, I think have found one of the most underrated packages on the Australian car market...

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2021 Kia Picanto GT-Line review

2021 Kia Picanto price and specs

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