Kia Picanto 2015 vs Hyundai Atos 2005

Kia Picanto
2015 - 2017
Hyundai Atos
2005 - 2008
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.2 Petrol1.1 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 85 HP63 HP
Torque: 120 NM97 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13.7 seconds18.9 seconds
Kia Picanto is more dynamic to drive.
Kia Picanto engine produces 22 HP more power than Hyundai Atos, whereas torque is 23 NM more than Hyundai Atos. Thanks to more power Kia Picanto reaches 100 km/h speed 5.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.66.1
Real fuel consumption: 7.0 l/100km7.1 l/100km
The Kia Picanto is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Kia Picanto consumes 0.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai Atos, which means that by driving the Kia Picanto over 15,000 km in a year you can save 75 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Kia Picanto consumes 0.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai Atos.
Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres35 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 620 km in combined cycle570 km in combined cycle
500 km with real consumption490 km with real consumption
Kia Picanto gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 390'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Kia Picanto engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 16 years12 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Kia RIO, Hyundai i20, Hyundai i10Used also on Hyundai Getz
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Kia Picanto might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The Kia Picanto engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 3.60 m3.56 m
Width: 1.60 m1.52 m
Height: 1.48 m1.57 m
Kia Picanto is larger, but lower.
Kia Picanto is 4 cm longer than the Hyundai Atos, 8 cm wider, while the height of Kia Picanto is 9 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 200 litres220 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
870 litresno data
Despite its longer length, Kia Picanto has 20 litres less trunk space than the Hyundai Atos. This could mean that the Kia Picanto uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable.
Turning diameter: 9.6 meters9.8 meters
The turning circle of the Kia Picanto is 0.2 metres less than that of the Hyundai Atos.
Gross weight (kg): no data1`400
Safety: no datano data
above average

below average
Kia Picanto has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Hyundai Atos has serious deffects in 460 percent more cases than Kia Picanto, so Kia Picanto quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): no data1600
Pros and Cons: Kia Picanto has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • fewer faults
Hyundai Atos has
  • timing belt engine
  • roomier boot
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