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Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia

The Skoda Fabia is one of the most rounded cars on sale, and should be at the very top of your shopping list.

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Our top ten small cars

NameStarting fromTarget priceWhat Car? rating

Skoda Fabia

Β£11,155Β£10,235 Rated 5 out of 5
Skoda Fabia

Hyundai i20

Β£11,295Β£9,995 Rated 4 out of 5
Hyundai i20

Volkswagen Polo

Β£11,830Β£10,784 Rated 4 out of 5
Volkswagen Polo

Ford Fiesta

Β£80Β£11,515 Rated 4 out of 5
Ford Fiesta

Mini 5-Door Hatchback

Β£tbcΒ£tbc Rated 4 out of 5
Mini Hatchback

Audi A1

Β£14,870Β£14,303 Rated 4 out of 5
Audi A1

Renault Clio

Β£11,915Β£9,951 Rated 4 out of 5
Renault Clio

Nissan Note

Β£10,995Β£10,284 Rated 4 out of 5
Nissan Note

Mazda 2

Β£12,595Β£12,031 Rated 4 out of 5
Mazda 2

Honda Jazz

Β£13,645Β£13,160 Rated 3 out of 5
Honda Jazz

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NameStarting fromTarget priceWhat Car? rating

Kia RIO

Β£10,290Β£11,995 Rated 4 out of 5
Kia RIO

Nissan Micra

Β£7,940Β£13,795 Rated 3 out of 5
Nissan Micra

CitroΓ«n C3

Β£10,940Β£10,307 Rated 3 out of 5
CitroΓ«n C3

Seat Ibiza

Β£12,905Β£12,240 Rated 3 out of 5
Seat Ibiza

Mini Hatchback

Β£tbcΒ£tbc Rated 4 out of 5
Mini Hatchback

Alfa Romeo Mito

Β£13,625Β£tbc Rated 1 out of 5
Alfa Romeo Mito

DS DS 3

Β£tbcΒ£tbc Rated 2 out of 5
DS DS 3

Dacia Sandero

Β£5,940Β£5,942 Rated 3 out of 5
Dacia Sandero

Suzuki Swift

Β£9,194Β£8,768 Rated 3 out of 5
Suzuki Swift

Vauxhall Corsa

Β£10,420Β£9,944 Rated 4 out of 5
Vauxhall Corsa

Toyota Yaris

Β£11,916Β£10,852 Rated 3 out of 5
Toyota Yaris

Peugeot 208

Β£13,945Β£14,595 Rated 3 out of 5
Peugeot 208

Ford KA+

Β£9,190Β£tbc Rated 4 out of 5
Ford KA+

Suzuki Baleno

Β£11,445Β£12,435 Rated 3 out of 5
Suzuki Baleno

Vauxhall Viva

Β£9,120Β£8,532 Rated 3 out of 5
Vauxhall Viva

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How we define small cars

Small cars, or superminis as they’re also known, used to be bought by single people or couples with no children – but the likes of the Ford Fiesta, Skoda Fabia and VW Polo have grown to the point where they can be considered all-round family transport, albeit with the odd compromise.

The Fiesta remains a star of the class, thanks to its strong Ecoboost petrol engines and suspension settings that are beautifully judged for British roads. However, the latest Skoda Fabia offers even more practicality, decent performance and a neatly styled cabin that has the edge on the Ford’s for quality.

Any of these models will be a competent commuter car – especially if fitted with one of the increasingly popular small turbocharged petrol engines – but just remember that while you’ll be able to carry two adults and two children, it’ll be a struggle to get all of their luggage into the boot.