Best small cars 2018 (and the one to avoid)

More people buy small cars than any other type of car, but these vehicles still need to excel in a number of areas to make them worth buying. Here we round up the best small cars and the one you...

1. Best small cars 2018 (and the one to avoid)
Best small cars
Renault Clio
Renault Clio interior
Audi A1
Audi A1 interior
Honda Jazz
Honda Jazz interior with magic rear seat
Mini hatchback
Mini hatchback interior
Hyundai i20
Hyundai i20 interior
Kia Rio
Kia Rio interior
Skoda Fabia
Skoda Fabia interior
Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta interior
Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo interior
Seat Ibiza
Seat Ibiza interior
Alfa Romeo Mito
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The small car market is one of the most fiercely contested – great news if you're after this sort of vehicle. It means not only that there are stacks of models to choose from, but also that standards are incredibly high.

To have a chance of topping the class, a small car must be as comfortable on the motorway as it is in the city. It must offer a decent amount of equipment, enough boot space for weekly shopping trips and an interior that's practical enough to cope with the demands of families. And it must, of course, be competitively priced.

To help you find the right small car, we've picked out our top 10 – and named the one you should avoid.

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