less than £12,000
more than £20,000
What we are looking for
- One of the biggest reasons for buying a small car is its appealing price; you shouldn’t have to spend a lot to get a good runabout, whether you’re buying outright or on finance.
- Running costs are high up on the priority list, too; these cars need to be cheap to fuel, insure and service.
- Frugality shouldn’t compromise standard equipment, though. A modern small car should come with a few creature comforts, digital connectivity and the latest safety technology.
- Although most are at home around town, the best cars in this class should feel equally happy when you venture onto a motorway or twisty B-road.