The Mini 3dr is a hugely desirable small car that has plenty of substance to match its style; if you want a premium small car, it should be on your shortlistget the best price
Trim: Cooper Classic
This is the cheapest version of our favourite Mini, but still offers a fair amount of kit including 15in alloy wheels, LED front and rear lights, auto lights and wipers, a 6.5in infotainment controlled by a rotary dial, Bluetooth, a DAB radio and a multi-function steering wheel. Add an option pack or two, and it’s all you need.
The Cooper's engine is smooth, exceptionally quiet and, with maximum torque – or pulling power – available from just 1250rpm, makes it very easy to maintain swift, relaxed progress.
The Seat Ibiza is the best small car on the market; it really...
Great interior and infotainment. Disappointing to drive....
Mazda's small hatchback impresses with its economy, but falls...
The Vauxhall Corsa is competent but not outstanding...