Best small cars and superminis
The latest small cars offer many of the attributes of larger models, but with dimensions that make them easier to drive and manoeuvre in tight spaces. Good looks are just as important as they are to any other models, especially if they are going to appeal to younger customers that tend to buy small cars. For the same reason, running costs are also important, so to get on this list a car needs to be cheap to buy and cheap to run.
In our opinion, no model matches the brief better than the Ford Fiesta – which is consistently the UK's bestseller – it's always had nice styling, but the addition of an imposing chrome grille means it looks even better, while the inside matches the outside.
It does what most Fords do by managing to combine fun handling with comfortable suspension. If you don’t like the Fiesta, though, there are plenty of other models to choose from, so keep reading for the Carbuyer top 10 guide to small cars.