Best small cars and superminis
Small cars and superminis are the most popular type of car sold in the UK, according to the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Because of this, competition is fierce, and buyers expect superminis to offer a wide breadth of abilities. Despite their relatively small size, cars of this type need to offer low running costs, plenty of standard equipment, a good driving experience and strong practicality.
The best superminis are appealing to look at and cheap to buy, yet they should also be able to hold their own on the motorway, with many buyers expecting a quiet and comfortable cruising experience on longer journeys.
That's a challenging remit, but one that the best superminis manage to fulfil. Our guide to the top 10 best small cars on sale today includes perennial favourites like the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa, as well as more left-field choices like the Suzuki Swift.