Small hatchbacks are popular choices among families with younger children or inner-city commuters
1 Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95 FR List price £17,235 Target Price £15,224 Saving £2011
Our current Small Car of the Year is deceptively spacious and great to drive. There’s a strong range of petrol engines on offer, but the 1.0-litre option is our favourite, because it’s punchy from low revs.
2 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 95 SE List price £16,310 Target Price £15,108 Saving £1202
If you’re after an upmarket interior for your small car, the Polo is an excellent choice. It also offers plenty of space and impressive re nement, while SE trim gives you 15in alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and electric rear windows.
3 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 125 St-line 5dr List price £18,335 Target Price £16,569 Saving £1766
Think of a small hatchback and chances are you’ll think of the Fiesta; it’s the UK’S most popular new car. It’s also fun to drive and, in St-line form, well equipped.
4 Hyundai i20 1.0 T-GDI SE List price £16,395 Target Price £14,680 Saving £1715
If you’re after a small car that will give you loads of space and equipment for your money, the i20 should be on your shortlist. Its interior space dwarfs that of most rivals, and it’s offered with a ve-year warranty and a long list of standard kit.
5 Kia Rio 1.0 T-GDI 99 2 List price £15,260 Target Price £14,466 Saving £794
We like the Rio’s range of re ned petrol engines, and this 1.0-litre petrol option should suit you well if you live in the city. With 2 trim, you get alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and automatic emergency braking.