Alfa Romeo MiTo hatchback

£14,870 - £20,210

There's a reason why the MiTo is the best-selling car in Alfa Romeo's range. Not only is it among the most stylish superminis on the UK market, but it also offers a wide selection of efficient engines and a lengthy list of options to personalise the car. There's even a decent amount of space on the inside, which can just about fit four adults.

On the downside, it's not as comfortable as the likes of the MINI or Audi A1 and certainly lacks their level of overall quality – some of the plastics and panels used in the interior do look a bit cheap. But the engines offer great economy, though, which go some way to balances out the MiTo's admittedly high price. In particular, the MultiAir petrol engines impress with their smoothness and performance.