What alternatives should I consider to a used Mercedes B-Class hatchback?
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer has enjoyable handling, a high-quality interior and comes with some frugal diesel engines. It’s well made and drives rather better than the B-Class.
The Citroen C4 Picasso is no longer on sale new but makes a great used buy. It has a spacious and practical interior. It also has great visibility and is good value for money used. Its interior is stylish but no match in interior quality for the Mercedes or the BMW. Used versions of its replacement, the equally proficient C4 Spacetourer, are now filtering onto the second-hand forecourts.