Best and worst small cars 2018

Which small cars are worth your cash, and which one should you avoid? Find out here...

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Claire Evans
5 Jan 2018 10:10 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Best and worst small cars 2018

If you want a truly high-end supermini, then the Mini should be on your shortlist. The Mini hatchback offers stylish looks, a classy, tech-laden interior and plenty of personalisation options. Additionally, if you go for the Cooper version, you'll get a great engine and all the technology you could ever want.

Our pick: 1.5T Cooper Chili Media 5dr

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Best and worst small cars 2018

The VW Polo is a premium supermini in every sense. It's got a classy interior, smart looks on the outside and a fairly hefty price tag to match. Don't toss it aside just yet, though, because it has a broad mix of engines and trim levels, ensuring that there's something for everyone in the range. Our advice would be to avoid the more expensive high-end models and instead stick to the economical 1.2-litre petrol option in Match trim.

Best and worst small cars 2018

The Rio has has always offered a big helping of practicality and competitive pricing, and the latest version adds a spark of desirability. Highlights include sprightly turbocharged engines and lots of technology including a touchscreen infotainment system and automatic emergency braking.

Our pick: 1.0 T-GDi 99 2

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