About Kia Picanto

The Picanto is an above-average urban runabout from popular Korean manufacturer Kia. There are seven models in the current range: they are called the '1', '2', '3', GT-Line', 'GT-Line S' and the newly released crossover-inspired 'X-line’, and ‘X-line S’.
 
As well as their stylish and sporty design, Picantos outperform many vehicles in their class yet remain impressively affordable. Many buyers are attracted by the range of comfort features and luxury options available.


Kia Picanto Specifications

  • 5-Seat Hatchback
  • Wheels 14”-16”
  • Engine: 1,248cc, 83bhp, 4-cylinder petrol 5-speed gearbox or automatic 0-60mph in 11.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 107mph 61.4mpg on average
  • Insurance group: 7 Rated F for CO2 emissions
  • Price range: £9,500-£14,000
 

Kia Picanto Tyre Options

The ‘X’ and ‘GT’ lines run on 16” alloy wheels and are usually run on 195/45 R16 tyres. The ‘3’ comes with 15” alloys carrying 185/55 R15 tyres, and the ‘1’ and ‘2’models are factory-fitted with 14” wheels (steel or alloy) running 175/65 R14 tyres.

  • 175/65 R14
  • 185/55 R15
  • 195/40 R16
  • 195/45 R16
  • 205/50 R16

Check your existing tyre sidewalls or your manual to confirm the tyres recommended for your model. You can use our website tyre selector to identify the best options for your Picanto or search for “tyres for my Kia Picanto” and then contact Protyre to confirm they are available for your model.

Check your existing tyre sidewalls or your manual to confirm the tyres recommended for your model. You can use our website tyre selector to identify the best options for your Picanto or search for “tyres for my Kia Picanto” and then contact Protyre to confirm they are available for your model. Some options for the Kia Picanto include:
 

New tyres for your Kia Picanto

Some options for the Kia Picanto include:

 
At the budget end, the Sumitomo is a good buy. Their tyres are manufactured with some technical input and assistance from Goodyear and Dunlop. The Pirelli tyre is a good performer in winter conditions, but there is a small cost in miles per gallon, while the Falken Ziex Ecoruns are a very safe tyre with excellent wet weather handling. They are popular for their smooth and quiet rolling.
 
If the budget stretches, the Bridgestone Turanza gives a little more oomph on the open road and will eventually pay for itself in improved fuel economy.