KIA VENGA

Kia Venga

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How much does the Kia Venga cost to run?

The 1.4L petrol is the most economical Kia Venga to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Kia Venga 1.4L petrol costs £125.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band D.

It does just over 50 MPG on average, which means it will cost £12.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Nissan Note 1.5L diesel and the more thirsty Nissan Note 1.4L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 7, which is lower than the Ford B Max 1.4L petrol, but higher than the Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Peugeot Partner Tepee has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.4L petrol1.6L petrol
mpg45.6 - 50.440.4 - 47.9
emissions130 - 147139 - 164
tax£125.00 - £160.00£145.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 7 - 9Group 11 - 13

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Kia Venga: How big is the boot?

The Kia Venga hatchback has a bigger boot than the MPV (it can hold 440 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This allows the hatchback to take one pushchair and 2 large bags or 3 large bags. While the MPV takes just 3 large bags.

Worth knowing, the Citroen Berlingo Multispace MPV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 762 litres.

Is the Kia Venga easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Nissan Note), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If the pressure of street parking gets to you, then this is the car to buy. It is shorter than anything else in its class, giving you a healthy 729mm gap in the space to manoeuvre the car.

Which Kia Venga has the best performance?

The fastest Kia Venga from 0-60, is the 1.6L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 156 lbs/ft torque and 123 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 10.4 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.5L diesel, which will beat your Kia Venga to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.4L petrol1.6L petrol
zeroTo6212.4 - 12.510.4 - 11.8
torque137156
bhp89123

What size caravan or trailer, can the Kia Venga tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Kia Venga 1.6L petrol which has 156 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1300kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.