Kia Picanto 2016 Review

29 Jun, 2023
Kia Picanto 2016 Review

Kia is a South Korean-manufactured car that is often seen in Sri Lanka, and are considered to be reliable and efficient. Therefore, their popularity has increased quite a lot in recent years. The Picanto is a unique vehicle among all vehicles manufactured by Kia, which is rapidly expanding in Sri Lanka. Moreover, the Kia Picanto vehicle model has been produced as a city car from 2004 to date. The car is also known as the Kia Morning in some markets. In this review, we will delve into the specifics of the Kia Picanto 2016 model.

Exterior Design:

A quick look at the exterior design of the Kia Picanto 2016 model gives you an impressive appearance. Also, its components such as the fog lights, alloy wheels, and rear spoiler are available as standard options for this model. In general, we can see bigger side mirrors on the Kia Picanto compared to other vehicles, while its rear windshield further adds to its look. Overall, the Kia Picanto is a fine vehicle with an attractive, sporty look. Furthermore, the Kia Picanto 2016 can be introduced as a five-door, five-seat, hatchback vehicle. Its ground clearance is 142mm and comes with alloy wheels with spaces of 16 inches.

Interior Design:

The interior of the Kia Picanto, has a great feel to it, with a two-tone colour that is a blend of silver and black. Most of the components inside are made of high-quality plastic, allowing for comfort while traveling. The Kia Picanto has an attractive dashboard compared to other vehicles that are in the same price range. This vehicle is fitted with a standard MP3 player, however, this could easily be replaced with an upgraded version.
Furthermore, three passengers may travel comfortably in the back seat. However, it could only accommodate two passengers of larger build. There is reasonable legroom in the passenger area as well as in the driver’s cabin, even for a taller person. The boot of the KIA Picanto has to be unlocked through the center lock system and it boasts 200 liters of boot space. By folding the vehicle’s back seats, the boot space can be bumped up to 605 liters.


The Kia Picanto comes with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder 1000cc engine. This model’s vibration as well as its engine noise are very low. The vehicle produces 64kW of power and 123Nm of torque. The performance of the engine on motorways is 3400rpm on 110km/h. The car is great on fuel-efficiency with 7 to 8 liters per 100km in the city.

Ride Quality:

The interior sound insulation of the Kia Picanto is truly top-notch for a car in its class, with outside noise rarely heard. The steering wheel is also designed with a distinct sporty feel. The driving seats are bucket-type seats in this model, allowing safety for drivers when taking sharp turns. It’s a great car for long distance travel too.

Safety and Technology:

Designing safety features for smaller cars is generally a difficult task as there is limited space for crumple zones and side intrusion bars. But Kia engineers have paid ample attention on the subject of safety. Incidentally, the Picanto comes with a five-star ANCAP rating. This vehicle has 06 airbags. There is also an ABS brakes system for releasing the electronic brake and for brake assists. In addition to this, features such as stability & traction control, daytime running lights, outer rear seat IsoFix, child-seat anchorage points, and emergency-stop signal are also included. The only drawback is perhaps the lack of a reverse camera, although the car’s sharp rear parking sensors adequately compensate for this.

Kia Picanto 2016 Price in Sri Lanka

As per the ikman's 3 months price data, the avg. price of used Kia Picanto 2016 is LKR 4,527,500.

Kia Picanto Pros Kia Picanto Pros

  • Good visibility
  • Good fuel efficiency
  • Plenty of boot size for its class
  • Nimble around town and easy to park

Kia Picanto Cons Kia Picanto Cons

  • No reverse camera
  • May struggle on hills
  • Country driving may be difficult

Expert's Opinion


Out of 10

Overall, the Kia Picanto punches above its weight in terms of appearance, functionality and fuel efficiency. It is also easy to maintain, and has a strong brand-new market as well as commendable resale value.

Kia කියලා කියන්නේ ලංකාවේ බහුලව දකින්න ලැබෙන දකුණූ කොරියාවේ නිෂ්පාදිත මෝටර් රථයක් විදිහට හදුන්වන්න පුලුවන්.මේ වාහනය reliable සහ highly efficient නිසා මෑත කාලයේ වාහනයේ ජනප්‍රියතාවය වැඩිවෙන්න පටන් ගත්තා.

Picanto මෙරට වැඩියෙන් අලෙවිවන Kia විසින් නිෂ්පාදිත සුවිශේෂි වාහන වර්ගයක් විදිහට හදුන්වන්න පුලුවන්.Exterior design එක දෙස බැලුවම ආකර්ෂණීය පෙනුමක් වාහනෙට ගෙනල්ලා දීලා තියෙනවා. Fog lights, headlights,alloy wheels,rear spoiler මේ වාහනෙත් දකින්න පුලුවන්.අනෙක් වාහන සමඟ ගත් කල ප්‍රමාණයෙන් තරමක් විශාල side mirrors තමයි අපිට බලාගන්න ලැබෙන්නේ.Sporty look එකක් තියෙන වාහනයක් විදිහටත් බොහෝදෙනා මෙය හදුන්වනවා.Five seats hatchback වාහනයක් වෙන Kia Picanto 2016හි 144mm හොඳ ground clearance එකක් තියෙනවා.

Silver සහ black මිශ්‍ර වෙච්ච two-tone color එකක් තමයි interior design එකට යොදාගෙන තියෙන්නේ. ඇතුළෙ හැම component එකක්ම වගෙ high-quality plastic materials වලින් තමයි නිර්මාණය කරලා තියෙන්නේ. මගීන් තුන්දෙනෙකුට පිටුපස ආසන වල තුන්දෙනෙකුට පහසුවෙන් ගමන් කරන්න පුලුවන්.ලීටර 200 හොඳ boot space එකක් මේකේ තියෙනවා.පසුපස ආසන නවලා ඒ space එක ලීටර 605ක් දක්වා වැඩි කරගන්නත් පුලුවන්.

ආරක්ෂාව අතින් ඉතා හොඳ වාහනයක් ලෙස සැලකෙන Kia Picanto වාහනය airbags 6කින් සමන්විතයි.ඊට අමතරව day time running lights, child seat anchorage points, emergency stop signal ඇතුළු safety features රැසක් දැකගන්න පුලුවන්.

පුලේ අයත් එක්ක හිතේ හැටියට ගමන් බිමන් යන්න දැරිය හැකි මිලකට මිලදී ගන්න හැකියාව තියෙන පවුලේ හොඳ ආරක්ෂකයෙක් විදිහට මේ වාහනය නම් කරන්න පුලුවන්.

Kia Picanto 2016 ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මිල

ikman හි මාස 3ක මිල දත්ත වලට අනුව සාමාන්‍යය Kia Picanto 2016 හි මිල රුපියල් 4,527,500 වේ.

Kia Picanto Grades

Kia Picanto


  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Central locking

Kia Picanto


  • Keyless entry
  • Power side mirrors
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Kia Picanto


  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Automatic climate control

Kia Picanto

GT Line

  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear spoiler

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the Kia Picanto a good / reliable car?

As per our experts' review and rating, the Kia Picanto has scored 7.1 out of 10. To find out more about whether the Kia Picanto is well-suited to your specific needs, make sure to read our full review on it.

What is the price of the Kia Picanto?

The price range of the Kia Picanto in Sri Lanka is LKR 4.7 Mn to 5.3 Mn. To compare prices of the Kia Picanto, based on the condition, mileage and year of manufacture, check out the Kia Picanto listings on ikman for sale.

What factors should I consider when buying a used Kia Picanto?

Here are some important factors you should consider before buying a used Kia Picanto car:
  • Price / budget & financing
  • Vehicle maintenance history & reputation
  • Pre-purchase inspection & test drive
  • Ownership and vehicle title
  • Insurance
  • Lifestyle compatibility
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