What Car?'s 5-star cars you can buy for less than £25k

These five-star models are all proof that you don't need to shell out a fortune to get a fantastic car, whether you're shopping for a city car, a family hatchback, an SUV or even a spacious estat...

If you buy a car that achieved our top five-star rating, then you can be certain that you're getting one of the best cars on the market today.Image 1 of 27

These cars are nearly always at the top of their respective classes, and among them are plenty of What Car? Car of the Year Award winners too.

You might think that you'll be forced to pay through the nose for the privilege of owning one of these cars, but there's actually a variety of five-star cars available for less than £25,000, and one that you can pick up for less than half that. From city cars to SUVs, there's something for everybody.

Here's our round-up of five-star cars that you can buy right now for less than £25,000.