The VW Up is one the best city cars on sale at the moment. Good looking, economical and great to drive, we’ve found a decent saving online on our favourite model.
The Up is an outstanding city car. Volkswagen has made it one of the classiest and funkiest small cars around. It’s spacious and practical, and the cabin feels much more upmarket than any of its rivals.
Even though the 74bhp engine needs plenty of revs, it copes impressively with motorway driving and returns a claimed 60.1mpg. The supple suspension isn’t at the expense of body control, either – it feels agile and fun to drive.
We’ve got no major criticisms of the Up. The only slightly disappointments are the amount of wind and road noise that intrude at higher speeds, and that the engine needs to be worked quite hard to make progress.
If price is your main concern, it’s worth remembering that the brilliant Hyundai i10 should cost you even less.
Should I add any options?
High Up models comes with DAB digital radio, air-con, a touchscreen sat-nav and heated front seats. The only obvious omission is a USB socket. Unfortunately, it’s not even offered as an option, so you might want to consider a decent quality 12V to USB adaptor.
City emergency braking is available as a £225 option, and we think it’s well worth adding. A front passenger seat that folds flat boosts carrying capacity, and costs just £85 extra.
Head to Orangewheels.co.uk then select ‘Volkswagen’ and ‘VW Up’ from the menus to view the full range of deals available.