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KIA Venga (2010 - )

Last updated 25 January 2016

 
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Space-efficient and compact people carrier. Large boot and flat-folding rear seat. Available with a four-speed automatic 1.6 petrol. Easy to park. Good visibility.
Not cheap but price competitive. Not a sporty handler.
Updated 14 December 2015

KIA Venga automatics are now being delivered with Hyundai/KIA's 6-speed dual clutch transmission rather than the previous 4-speed torque converter automatic.

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Introduction

For the Venga, Kia opted for the small and tall approach. A design that provides comfortable, easily accessed upright seats, excellent luggage capacity and a flat load floor in a car just 13’ 6” long. 

It’s not cheap, with prices starting at £11,495 and rising to £15,395. We can blame Mr Brown’s economic policies and a 30% devaluation of Sterling for that. A cost that importers can no longer absorb. 

Kia has sensibly restricted the range of chain cam petrol and diesel engines to just three, and given the 4-speed torque converter automatic version the most powerful. You can go for 60mpg economy and £35/£30 tax with the EcoDynamics diesel from a reasonable £12,795, including stop-start. Opt for a lower purchase price, less mpg, more tax with the 1.4 petrol from £11,495. Or forget ultimate frugality and choose the 1.6 petrol auto that should still give you 40mpg on a run. 

Kia Venga 2010 Road Test

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Owners' Reviews

4

Practical and dependable, but little performance and poor economy

On 17 January 2016
4
4 1.6 CRDI ISG 5dr
By PaulDav

Comfortable, roomy, and easy to drive.

On 1 January 2016
5

Delightful roomy and practical car

On 10 December 2015
 

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