What we are looking for

  • A keen list price is a given, but low running costs are absolutely critical.
  • Ease of use is key, so the best urban runabouts should be a doddle to drive, compact enough to fit in tight spaces and easy to see out of.
  • Low prices shouldn’t mean poorly finished interiors or skimpy equipment lists.
  • The best city cars should feel safe and composed on the motorway, so longer trips don’t become stressful and tiring.