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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  • BMW i3 (2013 onwards) Review

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £33,070 - £38,220

    PROS

    • Engaging drive
    • Cool design
    • Range extender option

    CONS

    • Only average range
    • Options make it expensive
    • Jittery ride quality
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  • Dacia Sandero (2013 onwards) Review

    Bargain basement prices but rich in roominess

    Parkers rating: 3.3 out of 5 3.3
    New price: £5,995 - £10,795

    PROS

    • Most affordable new car in the UK
    • Roomy cabin and practical boot
    • Most models are well-equipped
    • Efficient engine range

    CONS

    • Rivals are more fun to drive
    • Standard kit is poor on base model
    • Diesel engine is noisy
    • Interior quality is off the pace
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  • Volkswagen Up (2012 onwards) Review

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £9,135 - £25,280

    PROS

    • Good level of refinement for its size
    • High-quality interior
    • Competitive pricing

    CONS

    • Little feedback from steering
    • More expensive than Mii and Citigo sister cars
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  • Vauxhall Adam (2012 onwards) Review

    Too compromised to be a genuine MINI alternative

    Parkers rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
    New price: £12,880 - £18,305

    PROS

    • Youthful appeal
    • Tonnes of personalisation options
    • Broad range of petrol engines

    CONS

    • Not particularly frugal or cheap to tax
    • Rivals are more fun to drive
    • No diesel option
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  • SEAT Mii (2012 onwards) Review

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £9,795 - £11,830

    PROS

    Classy interior, well-built, low running costs, priced well

    CONS

    Bland design, steering too light at high speeds, not as engaging as rivals

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  • Renault Zoe Hatchback (2012 onwards) Review

    A viable and low-compromise alternative to fossil fuel

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £18,745 - £31,270

    PROS

    • Extremely low running costs
    • Zero tailpipe emissions
    • Futuristic drive
    • Super quiet around town

    CONS

    • Relatively limited range
    • Time required to charge
    • Roly-poly ride
    • Oddly high driving position
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