Nissan Micra 2013 vs Kia Picanto 2011

Nissan Micra
2013 - 2017
Kia Picanto
2011 - 2015
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.2 Petrol1.2 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 80 HP85 HP
Torque: 110 NM120 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 14.5 seconds13.4 seconds
Kia Picanto is a more dynamic driving.
Nissan Micra engine produces 5 HP less power than Kia Picanto, whereas torque is 10 NM less than Kia Picanto. Due to the lower power, Nissan Micra reaches 100 km/h speed 1.1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.45.3
Real fuel consumption: 6.8 l/100km7.8 l/100km
The Nissan Micra is a better choice in terms of fuel economy based on user-reported consumption, although the specification shows otherwise.
By specification Nissan Micra consumes 0.1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Kia Picanto, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Nissan Micra could require 15 litres more fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Nissan Micra consumes 1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Kia Picanto.
Fuel tank capacity: 41 litres35 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 750 km in combined cycle660 km in combined cycle
890 km on highway770 km on highway
600 km with real consumption440 km with real consumption
Nissan Micra gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km390'000 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: 14 years16 years
Engine spread: Used also on Nissan NoteInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Kia RIO, Hyundai i20, Hyundai i10
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: noyes
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: 3.78 m3.60 m
Width: 1.67 m1.60 m
Height: 1.52 m1.48 m
Nissan Micra is larger.
Nissan Micra is 19 cm longer than the Kia Picanto, 7 cm wider, while the height of Nissan Micra is 4 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 265 litres200 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data605 litres
Nissan Micra has more luggage capacity.
Nissan Micra has 65 litres more trunk space than the Kia Picanto.
Turning diameter: 9.3 meters9.8 meters
The turning circle of the Nissan Micra is 0.5 metres less than that of the Kia Picanto, which means Nissan Micra can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`4251`370
Safety: no data
below average

below average
Kia Picanto has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Nissan Micra has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Kia Picanto, so Kia Picanto quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 68005000
Pros and Cons: Nissan Micra has
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
Kia Picanto has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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