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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Euro NCAP awarded Picanto three stars in crash tests, which is disappointing for a modern small car. However all models get ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners and three-point seatbelts all round. Sidebags are offered on some cars, while the remote central locking and immobiliser take care of security.

There’s good head and legroom for two adults in the front and two in the back. The Picanto is only available as a five-door, so getting in-and-out is a doddle and although the boot is small, it's sufficient. The rear seats also split and fold for further storage. There are lots of extra compartments to keep things safe, including a sunglasses holder, narrow door bins and a few cupholders.

However, unlike the Citroën C2 and Honda Jazz, the rear seat bench cannot be moved to give more luggage space or rear legroom.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia Picanto (04-11).

  • ABS
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

1 equipment

1 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
1 optional equipment
None available

2 equipment

2 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
2 optional equipment
None available

2 IPD equipment

2 IPD standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
2 IPD optional equipment
None available

3 equipment

3 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
3 optional equipment
None available

Chill equipment

Chill standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Chill optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Front fog lights

Date equipment

Date standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Date optional equipment
None available

Domino equipment

Domino standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Domino optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

Glamour equipment

Glamour standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Glamour optional equipment
None available

Graphite equipment

Graphite standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Graphite optional equipment
None available

GS equipment

GS standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
GS optional equipment
None available

Ice equipment

Ice standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Ice optional equipment
None available

LS equipment

LS standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
LS optional equipment
None available

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
LX optional equipment
None available

Red equipment

Red standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Red optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Steel wheels

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
SE optional equipment
None available

SE+ equipment

SE+ standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
SE+ optional equipment
None available

Spice equipment

Spice standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Spice optional equipment
None available

Strike equipment

Strike standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Strike optional equipment
None available

Zapp equipment

Zapp standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Zapp optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Zipp equipment

Zipp standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Zipp optional equipment
None available

Zipp+ equipment

Zipp+ standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Zipp+ optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Kia Picanto (04-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 3 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.