The Kia Picanto was named the best City Car by the survey, scoring a little over 91 percent with its owners. The Picanto’s safety features were commended with
Hill-start Assist Control available as standard and Forward Collision-Avoidance
Assist available from the ‘3’ grade onwards.
Winning the Large SUV category, the Kia Sorento scored nearly 93 per cent and finished fourth in the overall rankings of cars on sale in the UK. The Sorento with
seven seats and a boot capacity of 605 litres came in first for ‘Practicality
and Boot Space’. The interior and infotainment system were also highly regarded
by Sorento owners.
In the Supermini category, the Kia Rio took the top spot with a 91 per cent
rating from owners. The Rio scored high in the ‘MPG and Running Costs’ and
‘Reliability and Build Quality with the 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp powered
version having fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
from 48.7mpg and 114g/km*.
From the rest of the model range, the Kia Niro hybrid finished in tenth
place and the Sportage finished fourteenth. The Stonic and Ceed also ranked within the top 30 by its owners.
Kia was third in the overall manufacturer rankings.