Making use of the Volkswagen up! and Skoda Citigo platform owned by the VW Group, The SEAT Mii city car is another strong contender with stylish looks. Well built and already hugely popular in Spain, the SEAT Mii also uses the same 1.0-litre three cylinder engine. Buyers have the choice of either 60bhp or 75bhp models seprated by five distinct trims levels including S, Ecomotive, SE/Toca, Sport and Mango.

SEAT Mii hatchback

£8,195 - £11,345
3 & 5 Doors
4.8 / 5
  • Excellent build quality
  • Spacious interior
  • Fun to drive
  • Poorly equipped
  • Some cheap interior trim
  • Running costs could be lower

The SEAT Mii shares parts with the Volkswagen up! and Skoda Citigo, but both the SEAT and Skoda are cheaper to buy than the Volkswagen. The Mii has cute styling and feels well built thanks to the use of Volkswagen Group parts.

City driving is where the SEAT Mii really excels – its small dimensions make it easy to manoeuvre and simple to park, even in tight spaces. The car comes with a choice of two small engines, both of which are cheap to run and offer plenty of performance in town, while also being decent on the motorway when compared to many rivals.

The Mii is a cheap car and the basic S model doesn't get much equipment as standard, but top-spec models have sat nav and air-conditioning – something that was unheard of on cars this size only a few years ago.