City cars

Warranty DirectCity cars cannot just be cheap transport; they need to offer more than four wheels and low running costs.

With so many people downsizing these days, the best city cars need to have a shot of real-world useability and some big-car features to go along with their affordability.

Our winner must also be comfortable and easy to drive both in and out of town, and should offer enough day-to-day practicality and durability to cope with the needs of a small family.

Hyundai i10 winner
Key facts
0-60mph 14.9sec
Top speed 96mph
Fuel economy 60.1mpg
CO2 emission 108g/km

Hyundai i10

Best buy £9000-£10,000

The i10 is an appealing city car that requires very few compromises

List price £9,295
Target price £9,295
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Skoda Citigo
Key facts
0-60mph 14.4sec
Top speed 99mph
Fuel economy 68.9mpg
CO2 emission 105g/km

Skoda Citigo

Best buy less than £9,000

A great drive, but it's real strength comes through Skoda's PCP offers which let you have it on your drive from £69 per month.

List price £9,130
Target price £8,753
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Volkswagen Up
Key facts
0-60mph 12.9sec
Top speed 106mph
Fuel economy 60.1mpg
CO2 emission 108g/km

Volkswagen Up

Best buy more than £10,000

The Volkswagen Up is a previous overall Car of the Year, and it’s still one of the finest city cars you can buy.

List price £11,000
Target price £10,491
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