Ford Fiesta hatchback

£9,995 - £17,995

The Ford Fiesta is the best small car in the UK. In fact, we’ve been so impressed with it we’ve awarded it Best Small Car in the Carbuyer New Car Awards for the last three years in a row. Given how quickly the car industry moves – and how rapidly new cars go out of date – that's an incredible achievement.

As a supermini, the Fiesta is up against cars like the Volkswagen Polo, Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 and Vauxhall Corsa. Ford gave it an update at the end of 2012 that included a stylish new front end and a raft of new technology, and it's helped to keep the car up to date. It's one of the best-looking superminis available, the engines are efficient, and it's competitively priced. Buyer can choose from trim levels including Style, Zetec, Zetec S, Zetec, Titanium, Edge, and Studio.

But its biggest strength is the way it drives – it's incredible fun from behind the wheel, and you won’t find a better handling car for the same money. And for those who crave even more performance there's the Ford Fiesta ST, which leaves every other hot supermini in the dust. 

Find out what we think is the best small car by watching our video below.