2017 Kia Venga Review


The Venga is Kia’s small MPV, designed to be a rival to the Citroen C3 Picasso and Vauxhall Meriva, and based on the previous-generation Rio hatchback. It’s tall and egg-shaped, which is good for interior space, but it lacks some of the clever touches of some rivals and it’s starting to feel a bit out of date.


Body Style: Compact MPV                Seats: 5                          MRP from £11,495 - £18,070


Did you know? It may sound like a made-up name, but Venga is actually Spanish for ‘come on.’

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (5.6/10)

The Venga is almost representative of old Kia – a company that majored on making uncomplaining, less-than-stylish family runabouts that cost little and came with a massive warranty. In that sense, the Venga is a decent car, and it’s certainly very affordable and practical, but in the midst of newer models such as the latest Rio, the Optima Sportwagon and the upcoming Stinger GT, it looks very much out of date.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Specs & Trims

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)


★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

2017 Kia Venga

We Like


Good value for money