Best and worst small and city cars for reliability

City and small cars are often bought by young drivers or as second family cars, so they need to be durable and cheap to own. To help you pick the best, we reveal the most and least reliable...

Used Hyundai i20 15-present

7. Hyundai i20 (2015-present)

Score 96.5%

Only 11% of i20s had a problem, with owners reporting a small percentage of issues with the bodywork, engine and non-engine electrics, fuel system, gearbox and interior trim. Two thirds of cars could still be driven, but all were fixed for free under warranty. 

See our full Hyundai i20 review, or see how much you could save on a Hyundai i20

Skoda Citigo

6. Skoda Citigo (2012-present)

Score 97.0%

Only 12% of Citigo owners reported a fault with their car, with the problems evenly split between the brakes, exterior lights and gearbox. Three quarters of cars could still be driven and were fixed the same day, and only a small percentage of owners had to pay up to £100 for repair work. 

See our full Skoda Citigo review, or see how much you could save on a Skoda Citigo

Hyundai i10

5. Hyundai i10 (2014-present)

Score 97.8%

Slightly more i10s had a problem, at 14%, with the gearbox the most frequently cited area. Other issues were with the air conditioning, bodywork, brakes, interior trim and wheels and tyres. Most cars could still be driven and virtually all were fixed under warranty.