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Kwinana Courier - - Driveway -

There are auto safety brak­ing, re­vers­ing cam­era with park­ing radar and seven-inch touch­screen with the lat­est smart­phone con­nec­tiv­ity. It’s quiet and com­fort­able, goes well enough and Kia al­ways has value-add deals.

SUZUKI SWIFT, from about $15,990 drive-away

A classy ar­rival in 2017 with all the long­stand­ing strengths of the Swift, from the com­pact body and easy park­ing to a solid feel and good per­for­mance from its 1.2-litre en­gine.

TOY­OTA $18,550

YARIS,

from about

The mod­ern equiv­a­lent of the 1990s Corolla, at least in size, and a very good car with the cus­tom­ary Toy­ota strengths. But it’s not a cheap car and it needs a deal to make it price com­pet­i­tive in the class.

The Pi­canto is small yet per­fectly formed and should be ideal for you. Its only short­com­ing is its four-star ANCAP safety rat­ing. Just for in­ter­est, you should test drive the Yaris to bench­mark the Kia.

Kia Pi­canto

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