Those who are looking for the ideal small cars need something more than just compact dimensions, low operating cost and appealing looks. Clever practicality, big-car refinement and improved handling are the needs of such cars. It should be easy to drive and best for driving experience. In this class, some of the big names are Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio. Along with that, have a look on our top picks of best small cars.
It is one of the most celebrated names in that class because of great reputation in reliability and quality. It is definitely not the cheapest car in this way. It also has classy cabin space, general comfort and refined driving manners. All such things make it our top pick. You don’t have to lose quality for price unlike its rivals. It comes with efficient Blue Motion models with unbelievable running costs.
As an excellent super mini, Ford Fiesta makes all the marks that are important, such as low running costs, smart styling and amazing handling along with generous space for four passengers, standard equipment and decent boot. It seems like cruising on motorway at home in a bustling town centre. It comes with Ford MyKey feature so parents can set stereo volume and maximum speed to make it safer or amateur and young drivers.
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If you want value for money, Kia Rio is the best choice. It is not as costly as Polo. It has lots more kits and industry-specific 100,000 miles/7-year manufacturer warranty. It is also reliable and green. Some of the diesel models from the manufacturer are so fuel-efficient that no road tax charged on their price. However, handling is not as engaging as Ford Fiesta.
This brand has great heritage and it is owned by BMW now. But it still has its unique British charm. It features high-end comfortable interior, simple controls and improved driving experience. In this list, it is also one of the expensive hatchbacks. But it gives value for money with low running costs.
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As expected from a French brand, it is very stylish and chic. But it also comes with an economical, sensible side and it is also fun to drive. The petrol heads are also drawn to the hot hatch of Peugeot 208 GTI. You can have lots of room with all versions. However, the dashboard is little awkward which sucks. You may also have problem viewing the dials if you are tall.
It is based on Volkswagen Polo and just had a full revamp to become more advanced to compete with rivals. It adds some sort of Spanish flair, insanely high performance because of its turbocharged engines and low running costs. However, interior quality is not up to the mark but it is still a best pick.
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Due to some smart design work, Renault Clio seems like a 3-door in passing and retains great practicality when it comes to 5-door layout. The boot within has a great size and it provides comfortable ride and stylish dashboard. It has appealing and efficient diesel and petrol engines. However, it doesn’t have the value like the MINI or Volkswagen Polo.
Though it is not a common choice, but one shouldn’t underestimate Suzuki Swift in super mini market. It comes with smart styling, improved handling and some standard equipment. The back seats and boot have small side and Swift is not refined enough on motorway like its competitors. It is a perfect nippy city car.
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The second generation hatchback looks better than before. It comes with largest boot in its class along with lots of space. It also has appealing options like panoramic sunroof. It comes with unlimited mileage/5-year warranty.
The offshoot of Citroen, DS3 is the most common model in the range of luxury marquee and it is known to provide great driving experience and fuel economy. You may get some of the great super minis and it is one of them. The styling looks elegant and it is available as 3-door model. So, you may miss something in practicality.
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