★★★ (★★★★ with safety pack)
Kia's low-priced supermini doesn't come at a cost, but increased safety does.
The three-star base rating is decent enough for you to not count it out, but you can add another star if you dip into your pocket.
Compared with the previous generation Picanto, the latest iteration contains tougher steel and bonded joints in its construction. Add the optional safety pack, and you'll get a host of driver assistance features too.