Subaru offers only one engine - a 68bhp 1.0-litre petrol. It's happy to be revved and provides sprightly performance around town, but on the open road you'll have to pin the accelerator to the carpet and work the five-speed manual gearbox hard.
Subaru Justy Hatchback ride & handling
The Justy's dinky dimensions, light steering and tight turning circle make it easy to park and manoeuvre, while its cushy ride is a boon over cracked city streets. Unfortunately, it doesn't perform as well on faster roads because there's modest grip, little steering feel and lots of body roll.
Subaru Justy Hatchback refinement
The Justy is reasonably refined around town, but wind and road noise build up as your speed increases, and the engine sounds strained on the motorway. Given that you have to change gear so much, it's a shame the shift is vague and there's a lot of vibration through the lever.