2019 Kia Picanto X Line Road test: Prices & Gas Consumption
The test drive of the 2019 Kia Picanto X Line with 101 hp 1.0 T-GDI three-cylinder engine has allowed us to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the Korean compact, marketed with list prices starting at € 15,050.
A city car with a nod to crossovers, the Kia Picanto X Line is available with a 101 hp 1.0 petrol turbo engine. Just this setup is what we tried in our test drive, during which we tested the performance and consumption of the small Korean characterized by black plastic guards in the lower body area and in the arches of the wheel arches. The Picanto X Line stands out for the aluminum insert in the bumpers and for the raised height of 15 mm (the height from the ground of this version is therefore equal to 156 mm).
2019 Kia Picanto X Line Price & Specs
Kia Picanto X Line is on sale at the same price as the GT Line version: 15.050 euros, advantageous figure made even more attractive by the 7-year warranty provided by the House. As standard, there are 16-inch alloy wheels, rearview camera, manual air conditioning, multimedia system with 7-inch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth. Among the most interesting options, we mention the automatic emergency braking system contained in the Advance Driving Assistance package.
The 2019 Kia Picanto X Line Dimensions is only 3.67 m long but the cabin is large enough to comfortably accommodate 5 people. Even if it is covered by rather rigid plastic, it looks like that of a car of a higher segment and is assembled in a precise and accurate manner. The screen is touch and closely resembles that of a tablet: it is placed on top of the console for the multimedia system and with 900 euros can be integrated with the navigator provided in the Premium package.
The storage boxes are numerous and comfortable: one is particularly useful and houses the USB, Aux and 12 V sockets, although the Kia Picanto X Line is a city car, its trunk is among the most capacious in the category and has a capacity between 255 and 1010 liters. It then has a practical adjustable bottom on two different heights.
Pushing the 2019 Kia Picanto X Line there is a 1.0-liter 1.0 T-GDI chopper with 101 horses, able to push in all situations and at all regimes. It follows a brilliant and fun guide, confirmed by values such as the maximum speed (180 km per hour) and the shot from 0 to 100 km / h, completed in 10.1 seconds. When the New Kia Picanto X Line accelerates or overtakes, the roar of the spirited propeller makes itself felt with its pleasant melody, more than good for a city car of this caliber. Despite the rumble of the engine on some occasions you feel, the cockpit is well soundproofed and makes longer journeys comfortable and pleasant.
2019 Kia Picanto X Line Test Drive
Agile and snappy, the Picanto has been our travel companion for a few weeks, during which time we tried it practically in any situation and on routes of all kinds. From the narrow streets of the city center to long journeys, but also country roads and faster suburban areas. In all these surrounding the 2019 Kia Picanto X Line has shown grit, indeed if you push a little ‘more on the accelerator consumption tend to increase up to 13 km / l. Being more careful and driving in a very quiet, we found an average value of 16 kilometers with a liter of fuel. The visibility is very good both frontally and sideways, while the rear one is not completely satisfactory.