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Kia Picanto 1.0 1 5dr - Cheapest cars to run

Cheapest cars to run - Kia Picanto 1.0 1: total cost of ownership: £8,130

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Cost per mile: 27.1pMonthly running costs: £225.83Total cost of ownership (3-years, 30,000 miles): £8,130

Kia’s Picanto city car blends sharp looks with manageable running costs, and while its three-cylinder petrol engine isn’t the best of its type, you can’t argue with Kia’s mammoth seven-year warranty.

The extra space granted by the latest model means it's even more attractive, while the five-door body is the only version you can get now. The entry-level 1 model is sparsely equipped, but you won't be bothered by that if you're scrimping on your outgoings.

Top 10 cheapest cars to run in the UK

  1. 1. Dacia Duster 1.6 SCe 115 Air 5dr
  2. 2. Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCe Access
  3. 3. Dacia Logan MCV 1.2 Access
  4. 4. Suzuki Celerio 1.0 SZ2
  5. 5. Mazda 2 1.5 75 SE+ 5dr 
  6. 6. Kia Picanto 1.0 65 1 3dr
  7. 7. Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 3dr
  8. 8. Peugeot 108 1.0 Access 3dr
  9. 9. VW Polo 1.0 75 SE 5dr
  10. 10. VW Up 1.0 Take Up 3dr
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