The best small car deals
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The best small car deals
If you're in the market for a new car, then naturally you want to get the best price possible. And the good news is that by buying through What Car?, you're guaranteed a great deal.
Many people are still understandably nervous about the prospect of going into a showroom and haggling with a salesman, though, which is why we've launched What Car? New Car Buying, a free service that lets you browse through discounted new car deals online.
Today, we've rounded up the best deals on small cars. Small cars, or superminis as they’re also known, used to be bought by single people or couples with no children – but the likes of the Ford Fiesta, Seat Ibiza and VW Polo have grown to the point where they can be considered all-round family transport, albeit with the odd compromise.
These deals are all based on our Target Price – What Car?'s way of making sure you don't pay over the odds. It's set by our team of mystery shoppers, and represents a fair price for your car. You could save even more, however, by going through our New Car Buying service.
Simply click on the relevant deal to find out more about it, or call us on 03302 216207 and we will be happy to help.
The Fiesta has long been the benchmark small car for driving fun and this latest version continues that tradition. However, it also offers a classier interior than its predecessor and swaps that car's fiddly, button-heavy infotainment system for a more user-friendly touchscreen.
What Car? deal: Save £1541 on a 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line X Powershift auto – Target Price £19,259
We like the Rio's refined range of petrol engines, and this 1.0-litre petrol option should suit you well if you live in the city. The Rio is also well equipped, with even entry-level versions offering air-con, Bluetooth connectivity and electric windows.
What Car? deal: Save £878 on a 1.0 T-GDi 118 GT-Line – Target Price £15,912
The Mini hatchback is consistently one of the best-selling new cars in the UK, and we like its low running costs and strong resale values. It's great to drive, although it's not as practical as some rival small cars.
What Car? deal: Save £1065 on a 1.5 One Classic II auto [Nav Pack] – Target Price £17,430
This latest Micra comes loaded with safety aids, and these helped it earn very strong adult and child occupant protection scores when it was crash tested by Euro NCAP. It also has a smart interior and peppy engines on its side.
What Car? deal: Save £1017 on a 1.0 IG 71 Acenta [Vision Pack] – Target Price £14,853
Plenty of car buyers are downsizing to save money but aren’t willing to compromise on quality, and the 208 taps into this trend, because it has one of the classiest interiors of any small hatchback. In addition, standard equipment, both luxury and safety, are generous across the range.
What Car? deal: Save £1341 on a 1.5 BlueHDi Signature – Target Price £16,299
The Clio is stylish and reasonably practical, and most of its engines offer decent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. There's a decent touchscreen infotainment system inside, too.
What Car? deal: Save £681 on a 1.5 dCi 90 Play auto – Target Price £16,219
Skoda's answer to the Ford Fiesta is a former What Car? Car of the Year, and it remains one of our favourite small cars. It has a spacious and practical interior, a smart standard infotainment system and is reassuring to drive.
What Car? deal: Save £920 on a 1.0 TSI 110 SE DSG auto – Target Price £15,890
If you're looking for a small car with tidy handling and a strong, peppy petrol engine, then the latest Suzuki Swift should be on your shortlist. We like its engaging handling and decent levels of equipment.
What Car? deal: Save £625 on a 1.0 Boosterjet SZ5 auto – Target Price £16,729
Toyota's Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa rival is well equipped and offers a comfortable ride. It can be noisy on the move, but this hybrid version can travel on electric power for short periods.
What Car? deal: Save £1389 on a 1.5 Hybrid Excel CVT auto [Nav] – Target Price £19,371
It may be getting on a bit, but there's plenty to like about the Corsa, including its spacious interior, keen pricing and the fact that you get a lot of kit as standard.
What Car? deal: Save £1046 on a 1.4 SE Nav – you pay £14,829
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Before you buy, visit What Car?’s new car deals section.
We have discounted deals on most new cars on sale, so you're never far away from finding a new car deal in your area.
It's all based on Target Price, which is the price we think you should pay based on research by our team of mystery shoppers, and the best discounts they can achieve.
If you’re still not sure then our deals team can help; call them on 03302 216207 – lines are open from 8am until 10pm seven days a week.