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2016 (16) Kia Venga 1.4 ISG 1 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital clockEmergency stop signalling system
Gear selection indicatorOutside temperature display
PASRemote tailgate release
Trip computer 


6 speakersRDS radio CD with MP3 player
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsUSB and auxiliary socket

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsDay/night rear view mirror
Daytime running lightsElectric front windows + drivers one touch
Electric operated/heated door mirrorsHeadlamp levelling
Heated rear windowHigh gloss black grille with chrome surround
Rear spoilerRear wash/wipe
Tinted glassVariable intermittent front wash/wipe

Interior Features

12v power outlet - luggage side12V power socket in front console (x2)
4 speed front ventilation fan5 height adjustable headrests
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seatsCentre interior light
Cupholders in centre consoleDriver/passenger armrests
Driver/passenger front seatback pocketsDriver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Front door pockets with bottle holdersGlovebox
Height adjustable driver's seatHoundstooth Cloth Upholstery
ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor pointsLuggage area lamp
Luggage area underfloor compartmentLuggage net
Luggage net with hooksPassenger grip handles
Rear centre armrestRear parcel shelf
Reclining/sliding front seatRheostat dimmer switch
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS/EBD
Active front headrestsAutomatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Dual front airbagsESC + BAS + VSM + HAC
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Height adjustable front seatbelt anchorsRear door child safety locks
Seatbelt warningSide and Curtain airbags
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system


Anti theft alarmDeadlocks
Engine immobiliserFolding key
Remote central door locking 


Metal grain effect centre fascia 


15" steel wheels with full wheel coversLow rolling resistance tyres
Temporary spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.128CO2 (g/km)130
HC0.016Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.026Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1396Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)77Cylinders - Stroke (mm)75
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)42.8


Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power89
Coin DescriptionISGCoin Series1
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 078E
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)12.4
Engine Power - BHP89Engine Power - KW66
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT101
Engine Torque - MKG14Engine Torque - NM137
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed104


Space Saver?TrueTyre Size Front195/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear195/65 R15Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVER
Wheel Type15" STEEL 

Vehicle Dimensions


Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1710
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1253Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)440
Max. Loading Weight457Max. Roof Load70
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked550
Minimum Kerbweight1253No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.42
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Venga

By Jonathan Crouch


At the beginning of the 21st century's second decade, Korean maker Kia was intent on giving its products a European flavour and the Venga supermini MPV was one of its more successful efforts in this regard. A foursquare stance and neat detailing ensured that it didn't fall into the frumpy trap that captured many supermini-MPV products from this period, plus there was a good engine range and some clever design touches inside. Let's check it out as a used buy.


'Venga' comes from the infinitive form of the word 'arrive' in Spanish - and by the time this car was launched in 2009, Kia had indeed arrived in the European car market. Having launched the surprisingly impressive cee'd family hatchback in 2007, the South Korean maker had gone from being a purveyor of cars that were adequate, affordable, well equipped but rather dull to a brand that could sell you a car - well, as good as this one. In 2009, its engine and underpinnings were already being used by the marque's rather self-consciously funky Soul model: this one was aimed at a slightly more mature audience. In every way that it could be, this Kia Venga was a European car. It was designed in Germany and was built at Nosovice, Solvakia. Its suspension was purpose-tweaked for British roads - and of course, it competed against a whole clutch of European rivals. These sat mainly in the supermini-MPV sector, a market segment that took the conventional supermini shape and made it slightly wider and taller to deliver much of the versatility buyers were used to in a larger 5-seat mini-MPV. So the Venga had to take on cars like Nissan's Note, Renault's Grand Modus and Citroen's C3 Picasso - and do so without the price and value cushion some of Kia's less capable products had enjoyed in the past. It was lightly facelifted in 2018, then sold until 2019 - and wasn't replaced.

What You Get

The supermini MPV concept adopted by models like this one presented car designers with a difficult problem. Superminis are small and MPVs are practical but achieving both smallness and practicality together in the same car is quite a challenge. To get the maximum from its modest dimensions, the Venga is taller than a smallish car of this kind normally would be (1.6m) and employs a long wheelbase that pushes its four wheels right out to the corners of the vehicle. Despite being only 4,068mm in length, the Venga has a wheelbase that's just 35mm down on the Ford Focus-sized cee'd five-door from this period, a car that was a good 200mm longer in total. To have managed all of this without resorting to the square, sensible look adopted by some of its rivals was impressive. If you doubt that the Venga is a distinctive and good looking car, just put one next to a competitor from this period such as Nissan's Note or Skoda's Roomster, boxiness that ex-Audi stylish Peter Schreyer cleverly managed to avoid. Looking the part is all well and good but it's inside where any vehicle touting itself as an MPV must stand or fall. The Venga's cabin is certainly roomy with as much legroom and luggage space as a much pricier Focus or Astra-sized family hatch from the period from the next class up. No car in this segment is large enough to seat more than five but this one at least manages three across the back seat in adequate comfort, thanks to the absence of the kind of central transmission tunnel that would otherwise obstruct your feet. Different sides of the bench slide backwards and forwards, plus you can recline the backrest for greater comfort and to send the kids to sleep on longer journeys. At the wheel, you've a high-ish driving position, with excellent three-quarter visibility courtesy of the extra windows in the front A-pillars. A height-adjustable seat and a reach and rake-adjustable steering wheel make finding the ideal driving position straightforward and once you have it, everything falls to hand easily enough, only the shiny plastic column stalks offering a reminder of Kia's cheaper-feeling past. Plus you get a vast array of cubbies, cupholders and the like. Out back, there's a usefully-sized 440-litre boot that you can extend to 570-litres while seating a full complement of passengers by sliding forward the rear seat. This is much more than you'd get without folding seats in a rival from the period like a Renault Grand Modus or a Nissan Note. Plus the useful underfloor storage area offers a further 126-litres, keeping valuables away from prying eyes and storing a handy luggage net you can use to stop your eggs smashing into your Iron Bru. The boot floor that covers it is there to ensure a completely flat loading deck if and when you do need to use Kia's Fold & Dive seating system, which reveals 1,552mm of load length and a 1,253 litre capacity.

What to Look For

Most Venga owners we came across in our survey were very happy with their cars, but a few complained about build quality from the Czech factory. One owner had a persistent ECU fault. Another had a boot rattle issue. Another had a niggling problem with engine chatter caused by the fuel injection system and engine management system. We also came across problems with suspension and the stop/start system. Check for scratches on the alloy wheels caused through ham-fisted parking. Check out the rear seating row for scratches caused by unruly children. And of course, insist on a fully stamped-up service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2012 Venga 1.4 petrol ex VAT) An air filter will be priced at around £10-£17, an oil filter will sit in the £4 to £8 bracket, a fuel filter is around £13-£16 and a thermostat will be priced at around £12-£16. For a pair of front brake discs, you're looking at paying in the £40 to £124 bracket; rears are £38-£50. A pair of front brake pads are around £25-£44, while a pair of rear pads sit in the £12 to £18 bracket for a set. A headlamp is about £130. A water pump is about £52-£66.

On the Road

Despite its practical remit, this car looks like one you'd enjoy driving, it's wedgy stance, rear wheels pushed well back, giving the look of something purposeful. The reality depends upon your definition of the term 'enjoyment'. If the driving experience that pleases you is generally an undemanding one, then the Venga will suit very well. Its electrically-assisted power steering is light - but not too light. Its suspension is supple - but not too soft. Wind and road noise are well contained - but the cabin's hardly silent. It's the kind of car you'd drive, then not remember having done so: which for many family drivers more concerned with ballet lessons and barbeques than brilliant on-the-limit handling is exactly what's required. Which is not to suggest this Kia to lack handling accomplishment. The lack of body roll for something so relatively tall is admirable for example. It feels nimble and planted during cornering and grips strongly too, so if you are running late for the school play, this car will play along. It's only as fast as it absolutely needs to be of course - with a modest 89bhp on tap from the 1.4-litre petrol and diesel units that most customers choose - though a minority interest auto-only 124bhp petrol 1.6 was also an option. Sixty from rest occupies around 13s in the 1.4 petrol - a second longer in the 1.4 diesel - but there's a big difference between the two when it comes to pulling power. You get 220Nm of torque in the diesel rather than 137Nm in the comparable petrol unit and that equates to a degree of flexibility in the black pump-fuelled variant that many will feel compensates for its smallish price premium.


This Venga is a used car that demands to be taken seriously - much like its parent brand. Other supermini-MPVs from its period are spacious and sensible - but they look it. This one is just as practical but hides it behind a sleek shape and a purposeful demeanour. There are, it's true, more interesting cars in this category from this era to drive, but given that likely buyers will either be older or family-orientated, that's hardly likely to prove much of an issue. Ultimately, the Venga exemplifies the bold, confident face of modernday Kia. And it's one used buyers seeking tiny MPVs may well find difficult to ignore.


* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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48 monthly payments of£172.49
Total amount payable£8529.52
Fixed interest rate5.6%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£6998
Credit amount£6749
Completion fee£1
Term (months)48

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  • Kia Venga - 1.4 ISG 1 5dr
  • SO16NJN
  • GBP
  • 6998
  • 33883 miles, Edinburgh Sighthill Citroën / DS