Kia Picanto Oil Type Finder

Kia Picanto Overview

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.

Kia Picanto Oil Grades

Check Oil Type For Kia Picanto. Credit: Unsplash

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 jobs is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts which helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.

How often Should You Change The Oil?

Whether the early diesel of the BA generation or the petrol engine of the successor to the TA type, Kia has set fixed oil change intervals for all models in the Picanto series. However, there are differences depending on the type of engine. Diesel engines only need to get fresh oil every 20,000 km or annually, while petrol engines need to have their oil changed every 15,000 km or every 12 months.

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 affect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.

How Much Oil Does a Kia Picanto Take?

There are also differences in the amount of oil used for the service and in the types of oil that must be suitable for the engines. For Picanto diesel, around 5.3 liters of ACEA A3 or B4 lubricant are used per change. For the TA generation gasoline engines, the workshop refills 2.9 liters of viscosity class 5W20. More information on oil quantities, can be found in the table below.

Model Date From Date To Engine Size Petrol or Diesel Engine Oil Capacity (L)
Picanto 2004 2011 1.0, 1.1 Petrol 3.0
Picanto 2012 2017 1.0 Petrol 2.9
Picanto 2012 2015 1.25 Petrol 3.6
Picanto 2016 2017 1.25 Petrol 3.5
Picanto 2018 2020 1.0 Petrol 2.9
Picanto 2018 2020 1.25 Petrol 3.5
Picanto 2018 2020 1.0 Petrol 3.6
Picanto 2021 on JA 1.0 Petrol 3.1
Picanto 2021 on JA 1.0 Petrol 3.6

Choosing The Right Oil

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labeled 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 helps 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.

Find Your Kia Picanto Oil Type

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 1 Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 1 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 1 Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 1 Air Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 1 Air Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 1 Air Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 2 Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 2 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 2 Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 2 Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 2 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 2 Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 2 EcoDynamics Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 2 EcoDynamics Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 2 EcoDynamics Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 3 Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 3 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 3 Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 4 Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 4 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 4 Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Chilli Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Chilli Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Chilli Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 City Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 City Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 City Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Equinox Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Equinox Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Equinox Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Halo Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Halo Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Halo Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Quantum Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Quantum Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Quantum Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 SE Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 SE Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 SE Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 SE Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 SE Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 SE Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Sport Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Sport Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Sport Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 SR7 Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 SR7 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 SR7 Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 VR7 Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 VR7 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 VR7 Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 White Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 White Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 White Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 1 Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 1 Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 1 Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 2 Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 2 Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 2 Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 2 Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 2 Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 2 Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 3 Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 3 Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 3 Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 3 Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 3 Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 3 Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 GT-Line Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 GT-Line Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 GT-Line Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 T-GDI GT-Line Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 T-GDI GT-Line Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 T-GDI GT-Line Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 GT-Line Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 GT-Line Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 GT-Line Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 T-GDI GT-Line S Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 T-GDI GT-Line S Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 T-GDI GT-Line S Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 GT-Line S Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 GT-Line S Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 GT-Line S Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Shadow Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Shadow Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Shadow Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Titanium Edition Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Titanium Edition Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Titanium Edition Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Titanium Edition Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Titanium Edition Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 Titanium Edition Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Wave Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Wave Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Wave Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 X-Line Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 X-Line Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.25 X-Line Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Zest Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Zest Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Picanto 1.0 Zest Petrol 2023,
2024
5W-30 or 5W-40


Kia Picanto Oil Grades
Check Oil Type For Kia Picanto. Credit: Unsplash

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