Best small cars 2019 (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. Here we round up the best and the ones you should avoid...
01. Volkswagen Polo
The latest Volkswagen Polo 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 stick with the economical 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol.
The Polo is a premium car in every sense, with a classy interior that's well equipped in our preferred Match trim. All models come with an 8.0in infotainment touchscreen, but you have to opt for SEL trim to get sat-nav. Previously, the Polo has lost out to the Seat Ibiza because it couldn’t justify its additional expense. But because of the impressive deals that can today be found on a new Polo, it's now much better value and worthy of the number one spot.
Our pick: 1.0 TSI 95 SE
And the small car to avoid...
The Mitsubishi Mirage feels like a small car from more than a decade ago, with a low-rent interior, limited safety technology and an underwhelming engine. For the money in this highly competitive segment, there are much more rounded options.
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