Ford Ka

While the Ford Ka is only available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine, Ford has gone into overdrive with its trim levels, and there are no less than seven: Studio, Studio Connect, Edge, Zetec, Titanium, Metal and Grand Prix III. You’ll need at least the Edge if you want air-con, while the top trims make the Ka look more stylish. It's still nowhere near as desirable as the Fiat 500, though, and the Skoda Citigo and Hyundai i10 are also more practical and better-equipped.

Ford Ka hatchback

£8,995 - £11,995
3 Doors
2.7 / 5
  • Fun to drive
  • Good-looking
  • Huge dealer network
  • Relatively expensive
  • Comparatively poor fuel economy
  • Underpowered 1.2-litre petrol is only engine

The Ford Ka shares most of its parts with the Fiat 500, but has modern styling rather than the retro looks of the Fiat. Suspension changes mean it's also more fun to drive than the compact Italian hatchback, but things go downhill from there. The Ford is only available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine, which can’t match either the power or fuel economy of more up-to-date competition. Interior and boot space also fall behind rivals such as the Skoda Citigo and Hyundai i10, which are cheaper than the Ford, too.