Kia Picanto Engine Oil Finder

In 2004, Kia brought a small car to the market with the Picanto. The third (current) generation is also very popular and features a extensive equipment list and a modern design.

Although there are only a few different engines to choose from for the Kia Picanto, most peoples needs are covered with it. A 1.0 litre petrol engine with an output of 67 hp marks the entry level model. The maximum torque is given as 98 Newton meters and the Kia Picanto manages to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour within 14.6 seconds. If you want more power, there is the middle engine variant available for the Kia Picanto. This brings 84 hp to the road with a displacement of 1.2 litres. After all, 120 Newton meters of torque and 12.5 seconds for the sprint to 100 km/h. The Kia Picanto models have a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Alternatively, automatic transmissions are also available for the entry-level engine.

The Kia Picanto is a classic small car, making it perfect for regular trips around town. This is particularly evident when looking at its dimensions: with a length of up to 3.7 meters and a width of 1.6 meters, the vehicle can be maneuverer safely and easily into any parking space. The good all-round view from the interior and corresponding technologies also help with this. The Kia Picanto is always a four-door hatchbac, a previous three-door model variant was dropped with the launch of the third generation.

Motor oil is a vital part of your Kia Picanto's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key job is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts and helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.

Regularly checking and changing your Kia Picanto engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.

So which engine oil should you buy for your Kia Picanto? Whether you are topping up your Kia Picanto oil or doing a full change of your Kia Picanto's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the Kia Picanto models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Kia Picanto.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
Kia Picanto 1.0 MPI Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 MPI Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 T-GDI Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 T-GDI Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.2 MPI Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.2 MPI Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 CVVT Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 CVVT Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 CVVT Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 FFV Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 FFV Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 FFV Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 LPGI Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 LPGI Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 LPGI Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.2 Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.2 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.2 Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40


There are many alternatives to the Kia Picanto in the small and micro car segment. The Fiat 500 is an example. The Italian vehicle with a cult character offers a high level of comfort and is also available as a purely electric model. Overall, it's slightly larger than the Kia Picanto, but that can be interpreted as both an advantage and a disadvantage. On the other hand, a clear comparison is possible in terms of fuel consumption and tank volume : Here, the Kia is defeated by the Italian competitor, since it only needs 4 litres of fuel per 100 km and has a larger tank volume (50 l).

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Disclaimer:
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for errors or omissions in the database. Please check your vehicle's handbook or directly with the manufacturer to ensure you are using the correct oil.