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

£8,060 - £11,000
3 & 5 Doors
4.8 / 5
  • Excellent build quality
  • Spacious interior
  • Fun to drive
  • Low equipment levels
  • Running costs could be lower
  • Some cheap interior trim

The SEAT Mii is the VW-owned Spanish company's version of the Volkswagen up! and Skoda Citigo. The Mii is easily recognisable as a SEAT, though, thanks to its narrower front grille design and larger headlights. At the rear, the glass boot (from the VW up!) is replaced by a metal version, while SEAT's own rear lights are also different. The interior is spacious and practical for such a small car, and it's obviously easier to get in and out of the five-door model, rather than the less practical three-door. Under the body, changes from the VW up! are minimal. The same 1.0-litre petrol engines are available in either 59bhp or 74bhp form, with both capable of around 60mpg, and there's a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes. Priced slightly less than the Volkswagen up!, the Mii looks like a bargain, especially when compared to the Toyota Aygo and Citroen C1.