Kia Picanto
 (4/5)
expert rating
 (4.1/5)
owner rating
RM 628.01 /month
RM 47,079.43
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Generation JA (2018-Present)

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1.2L
Conventional Automatic
RM 628.01 /month
RM 47,079.43 car price Compare
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Expert Review

Date Reviewed
6 April 2018
Performance
Ride & Handling
Comfort
Safety
Space
Value
As the only non-national car under RM50,000, the Kia Picanto is a solid alternative to the Perodua Myvi and Proton Iriz. It's well equipped and has a quality of ride and refinement that is head and shoulders above its peers, all while being better to drive than the previous model. Its only letdown is the lack of autonomous emergency braking, especially considering the Myvi Advance has it for not much more.
For
  • Ultra-modern styling, well-built interior
  • Ride and refinement puts it in a different category altogether
  • Cheapest car with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Against
  • Rear space a little small for the price
  • Engine can feel gutless at times
  • No autonomous emergency braking

Latest Owner Review

Date Reviewed
24 April 2018
Performance
Handling
Comfort
Safety
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Value
KEAN
1.2 EX AT (2017)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 13.0 km/litre (7.7 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 300 km/month
    1) Equipped with 7 inch floating infotainment system with reverse camera and Android Auto.
    2) Quality speaker output and bass and radio signal receiving is good.
    3) Good ride and handling, able to absorb road bump and less feel when car run over uneven road.
    4) Nicely wrap steering, look premium and comfortable to hold at this price point.
    5) Above average interior built quality and good plastic material use although not soft touch but doesn't look cheap.
    6) Nice looking exterior especially the front with Projector headlamp and DRL and U shape position lamp, and LED signal. Kia improve on DRL when handbrake engaged DRL turn off, this increase privacy when parking in Mall and trying to rest in Car.
    7) First in class safety features for car at this price point: 6 airbag, 4disc brake, VSM, 5 ELR type seatbelt with 5 seatbelt fasten reminder to name a few.
    8) Good NVH suppression
    1) No leather seat, consider Axia and Myvi have it at about the same price point.
    2) No built in touch and go reader, which I think is very practical and convenience (Myvi have it).
    3) No front parking sensor (at least two at right and left side)
    4) Rear legroom is critical, it is a tight affair for passenger above 175cm, with front passenger also around 175cm.
    5) FC not as good as expected compare to Axia or Bezza maybe due to heavier body weight (increase 44% AHSS), but still within acceptable range.
    6) Black and white infotainment display is boring.
To improve
1) Use colour infotainment display
2) Improve rear design, make the exhaust pipe visible.
3) Add on rear passenger bottle holder at both rear doors.
4) Can add on leather seat as option.
5) Can built in touch and go reader.
6) Can add front parking sensor
Yes, I would recommend this car

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