Small / City car reviews

If a city car is top of your shopping list, then browse through our reviews to find out which small car would suit your lifestyle. 

Nippy, compact, great for city driving, small cars are good first cars as well as handy for driving around town. With fun engines and quirky looks, city cars can hold their own for longer journeys too these days. 

We have a wide range of small cars for sale listed on the site, plus expert advice about small 4x4 cars, small cars with big boots, and fun fast city cars. Read our small cars reviews, including full performance figures, running costs, practicality, safety and handling statistics and options data. Browse photo galleries and research into potential problems using thousands of owners’ reviews.

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  • Ford Ka Plus (2016 onwards) Review

    Value-focused model aces the basics buts lacks style

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £9,545 - £11,445

    PROS

    • Affordable and well-equipped
    • Competitive Ford finance deals
    • Comfortable but fun to drive
    • Space for four passengers
    • Decent luggage space

    CONS

    • Bland styling compared with rivals
    • Interior design could be bolder
    • Few personalisation options
    • Limited engine and trim choice
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  • Vauxhall Corsa VXR (2015 onwards) Review

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £19,745 - £22,155

    PROS

    • Low starting price
    • Good engine
    • Great gearchange
    • Sophisticated suspension

    CONS

    • Needs Performance Pack for fun
    • Bumpy ride with Performance Pack
    • Poor emissions and fuel economy
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  • Suzuki Celerio (2015 onwards) Review

    Parkers rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
    New price: £7,499 - £10,699

    PROS

    • Loaded with equipment
    • Inexpensive to run
    • Spacious cabin
    • Comfortable ride

    CONS

    • Feels a little cheap
    • Lacks rivals’ charm
    • Lack of a ‘proper’ automatic
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  • Smart Forfour (2015 onwards) Review

    City car cheekiness at a premium price

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    New price: £10,490 - £22,010

    PROS

    • Practical features
    • Easy to manoeuvre
    • Low running costs
    • Premium chic appeal

    CONS

    • Expensive to buy
    • Rivals are quicker
    • Not the most efficient
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  • Skoda Fabia Estate (2015 onwards) Review

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £13,195 - £19,865

    PROS

    • Excellent to drive
    • Cheap to run
    • Great value
    • More interior space
    • Highly practical

    CONS

    • Cheap interior plastics
    • Reserved design
    • Diesel clatters
    • 1-litre lacks power
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