The Seat Mii is essentially the same car as the Skoda Citigo and the VW Up, sitting between its two sister cars on price. It’s also a rival to other city cars such as the brilliant Hyundai i10 and the Renault Twingo. Three- and five-door versions are available, and there’s a choice of two 1.0-litre petrol engines – one with 59bhp and the other with 74bhp. Even automatic gearbox fans are catered for, thanks to the auto transmission that’s available with the higher-powered engine.
With its excellent ride and handling, economical engines and solid-feeling interior, the Mii is one of the best city cars around. Unless you particularly love its looks or have a Seat dealer round the corner, however, it’s hard to see why you’d choose one over the cheaper (and almost identical) Skoda Citigo and the pricier but more luxurious VW Up.
If interior space is a priority, it’s also worth investigating the Hyundai i10. It offers about the same amount of front-seat space as the Mii, and its boot is similarly generous, but it has a few extra centimetres of kneeroom in the rear seats.
We’d avoid the sparsely equipped entry-level Mii and go for the mid-spec SE version, which has everything most city car buyers will expect. True, it doesn’t come with the excellent portable touchscreen infotainment system, but at least you can add this as an optional extra. The I-Tech version is also worth a look if you want lots of kit, but the Sport model is harder to justify.