Kia Picanto I 1.0 SOHC 62HP manual vs Daewoo Matiz 1.0 51HP

Kia Picanto I 1.0 SOHC 62HP manual

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10 reasons for

Kia Picanto I, model available from 2004.
It has 1.0 SOHC 62HP petrol engine produced from 2004.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

4 reasons for

Daewoo Matiz, model available from 1997 to 2004.
It has 1.0 51HP petrol engine produced from 1997 to 2001.
Drive has manual gearbox.

Daewoo Matiz 1.0 51HP

10 reasons for Kia Picanto I 1.0 SOHC 62KM manual in comparison to Daewoo Matiz 1.0 51HP

Reasons for

Maximal power

62 > 51 hp
The horsepower of the Kia is 22 % grater when compared to the Daewoo Matiz. While the difference is small this should not affect the vehicles performance considerably.

Trunk capacity

157 > 145 l
The boot of the Kia Picanto I is only 8 % bigger than the Daewoo Matiz. However, the difference is not significant and it would be fair to say that both cars have similar boot space.

Trunk capacity with seats down

884 > 829 l


1,595 > 1,496 mm
Distance between two sides of a car directly affects interior space for travelers as well as stability while driving. The width of the Kia Picanto I is larger only by 99 mm compared with the Daewoo Matiz and is not really worth considering. The average for the „minicompact cars” class equals to 1,549 millimeters and is by 3 % smaller than the same feature of the Kia.


2,361 > 2,340 mm
The Kia has 1 % longer wheelbase in comparison to Daewoo Matiz 1.0 51HP. Thanks to this the Kia Picanto I is safer and has a better stability. Moreover, longer wheelbase affects convenient and more comfortable riding.

Rear track

1,388 > 1,278 mm

Price range

popular > cheap

Model release date

2004 > 1997
Production of the older car began 7 years prior to its competitor and for this reason it is reasonable to suppose that this vehicle is equipped with significantly less modern parts used.

Number of seats

5 > 4

Front track

1,400 > 1,318 mm


4 reasons for Daewoo Matiz 1.0 51KM in comparison to Kia Picanto I 1.0 SOHC 62HP manual

Reasons for

Fuel tank

39 > 34 l
In this category it is the Daewoo Matiz that can hold 15 % more fuel in relation to the Kia Picanto I. The medium fuel container capacity in the A segment, from which the Daewoo comes from, amounts to 34 l, whereas in minicompact cars class (represented by the Kia Picanto I 1.0 SOHC 62HP manual) it amounts to 34 l.

Engine capacity

1,001 > 998 cc
The Daewoo Matiz has 3 cc larger cubic capacity in relation to the Kia Picanto I. As the difference is little, the Daewoo Matiz should accelerate slightly dynamically, if other paramerters are equal.


3,499 > 3,495 mm
The Daewoo Matiz is 4 mm longer in relation to the Kia Picanto I. Long cars have more interior space and also have more storage space. Although the Daewoo Matiz 1.0 51HP occurs to be better pick for families or persons who value comfortable driving, the Kia may appeal to women as it will not make troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.


1,485 > 1,478 mm
If you are a tall driver or you happen to carry in the trunk thinks of large size, the Daewoo Matiz 1.0 51HP, which is by 7 millimeters higher than the Kia Picanto I 1.0 SOHC 62HP manual, would be appropriate pick for you. However, these two vehicles do not vary much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much perceptible.

Cars specifications

Kia Picanto I 1.0 SOHC 62HP manual Daewoo Matiz 1.0 51HP
    Price range popular cheap
    Model release date 2004 1997
    Facelifting no no
    Class A A
    Payload 1,347 kg -

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