Low running costs are just as important to city car buyers as low prices, and that's why the Skoda Citigo Greentech wins in our middle price point.
Choosing the Greentech model over the regular 59bhp 1.0-litre version costs you £360, but it trims the Citigo's already impressive fuel consumption by a further 6.1mpg. It also drops CO2 emissions below the 100g/km mark, which means zero road tax costs and tiny company car tax bills.
The three-cylinder engine that's partly responsible for these figures is smooth and willing in town, too, although it feels a little out of its depth when you hit the motorway. Whatever your speed, though, the smooth ride, assured handling and nicely weighted controls make the Citigo an extremely sophisticated little car to drive.
Granted, these are traits the Citigo shares with the mechanically identical Seat Mii Ecomotive. However, the Citigo is £225 cheaper to buy; that might not sound like much, but when low costs are so pivotal in your decision, it's definitely cash worth having in your pocket.