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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  • Hyundai i20 Coupe (2015 - 2017) Review

    feels solid, well put together and you get a lot of kit as standard

    Parkers rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
    New price: £13,025 - £16,700

    PROS

    • Looks good
    • Five-year warranty
    • Cheap to buy and run

    CONS

    • Rivals are brilliant
    • Five-door more practical
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  • Honda Jazz (2015 onwards) Review

    Great little hatchback that's too often underrated

    Parkers rating: 3.4 out of 5 3.4
    New price: £13,955 - £18,165

    PROS

    • Excellent passenger and luggage space
    • Supremely comfortable ride
    • Handles better on new chassis
    • Cabin quality is class leading

    CONS

    • Restricted engine choice
    • CVT Automatic not great
    • Infotainment controls a bit slow
    • Hard plastics remain
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  • DS 3 (2015 onwards) Review

    Premium supermini is stylish and easy to personalise

    Parkers rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6
    New price: £15,215 - £25,915

    PROS

    • Stylish design
    • Punchy petrol engines
    • Economical diesels
    • Personalisation options

    CONS

    • Ride quality can be poor
    • Odd driving position
    • Interior ergonomics
    • Not the most practical
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  • DS 3 Cabrio (2015 onwards) Review

    Sophisticated cabin, fun to drive, ideal for fashion-conscious city-dwellers.

    Parkers rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
    New price: £19,395 - £26,435

    PROS

    • Nippy handling
    • Upgraded cabin
    • Modern features
    • Large boot
    • Lots of tech as standard

    CONS

    • Lack of storage options
    • Firm suspension
    • Missing latest safety kit
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  • Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2014 onwards) Review

    Much improved but still feeling its age

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £12,535 - £19,935

    PROS

    • Packed with equipment
    • More engaging to drive
    • Sweet 1.0-litre engines
    • Fine VXR performance

    CONS

    • Heavy facelift of previous Corsa
    • Falling behind the opposition
    • Non-turbo engines weaker
    • Firm sports suspension
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  • Toyota Aygo (2014 onwards) Review

    Cool city car that's cheap to run, fuel and finance

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £9,255 - £15,295

    PROS

    • Distinctive design and customisation
    • Easy and economical to drive
    • Most versions generously equipped
    • Five-year warranty as standard

    CONS

    • Space is tight in the rear
    • X-shift automatic unresponsive
    • Option bundles can make it expensive
    • Engine noisy at higher speeds
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  • Renault Twingo (2014 onwards) Review

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £9,995 - £15,515

    PROS

    • Good looks and spacious interior
    • Wide range of customisation packs
    • Exceptionally manoeuvrable
    • Handles well out of the city

    CONS

    • Rear-engine layout may put off buyers
    • Boot space in four-seat mode is tight
    • Servicing costs likely to be higher
    • May disappoint enthusiastic drivers
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  • Peugeot 108 (2014 onwards) Review

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    New price: £8,995 - £14,460

    PROS

    • Lightweight and economical
    • Impressive kit levels
    • Personalisation themes

    CONS

    • No diesel option
    • Some cheap materials
    • Noisy petrol engines
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  • Hyundai i10 (2014 onwards) Review

    Cheap to buy and run, with a cast-iron warranty

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £9,540 - £13,760

    PROS

    • Spacious, well-made interior
    • Refined, economical engines
    • Feels like a larger car to drive
    • Comprehensive warranty

    CONS

    • Smaller engines lacks power
    • Thirsty Automatic version
    • Lacks appeal for enthusiastic drivers
    • Base 'S' sparse
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