Kia Picanto 2015 vs Volkswagen Up! 2012

Kia Picanto
2015 - 2017
Volkswagen Up!
2012 - 2016
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.2 Petrol1.0 Petrol


Power: 85 HP60 HP
Torque: 120 NM95 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13.7 seconds15.3 seconds
Kia Picanto is more dynamic to drive.
Kia Picanto engine produces 25 HP more power than Volkswagen Up!, whereas torque is 25 NM more than Volkswagen Up!. Thanks to more power Kia Picanto reaches 100 km/h speed 1.6 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.64.4
Real fuel consumption: 7.0 l/100km5.4 l/100km
The Volkswagen Up! is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Kia Picanto consumes 1.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Up!, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Kia Picanto could require 180 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Kia Picanto consumes 1.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Up!.
Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres35 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 620 km in combined cycle790 km in combined cycle
500 km with real consumption640 km with real consumption
Volkswagen Up! gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 3.60 m3.54 m
Width: 1.60 m1.64 m
Height: 1.48 m1.49 m
Kia Picanto is 6 cm longer than the Volkswagen Up!, 5 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 200 litres251 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
870 litresno data
Volkswagen Up! has more luggage space.
Despite its longer length, Kia Picanto has 51 litres less trunk space than the Volkswagen Up!. 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 Volkswagen Up!.
Gross weight (kg): no data1`290
Safety: no datano data
below average

Volkswagen Up! has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Kia Picanto has serious deffects in 30 percent more cases than Volkswagen Up!, so Volkswagen Up! quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): no data5200
Pros and Cons: Kia Picanto has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
Volkswagen Up! has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
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