Which should I get, the Toyota Aygo or Kia Picanto?

I'm thinking of buying either a Toyota Aygo or a Kia Picanto. The Aygo is small and cheaper than the Picanto 1.2 that I fancy. Which would be best please? I only do 4500 miles a year. Am I right to go for the 1.2 or is the 1.0-litre okay?

Asked on 6 May 2020 by Allan Brown

Answered by Andrew Brady
The current Kia Picanto is a better car than the Toyota Aygo. The entry-level 1.0-litre engine is fine if most of your driving is around town. The 1.2 has a bit more performance. The turbocharged 1.0-litre T-GDi is our engine of choice - it's a really peppy little engine.
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