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Ford Fiesta Hatchback

4.6 out of 5 4.6

The 2017 Ford Fiesta hatchback has Titanic shoes to fill – over eight generations it has become the best-selling nameplate in the UK. It enters an incredibly competitive marketplace featuring impressive vehicles such as the SEAT Ibiza, Nissan Micra, Vauxhall Corsa, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio and countless other cars. In fact, at last inspection... read more

PROS

  • Great to drive
  • Cheap to run
  • Packed with latest tech
  • Safer than ever

CONS

  • Rivals more practical
  • Finance rates not that competitive
  • Some cheaper-feeling cabin plastics
  • Glass roof severely saps headroom

This Volkswagen Polo is arguably the most upmarket small car that you can buy. It's refined, stylish and - depending on which engine you choose - can be incredibly frugal or delightfully quick. Much of the look and layout inside echoes that of the VW Golf - a high quality car itself. It works so well that many buyers should consider whether they... read more

PROS

  • Roomy interior
  • Low running costs
  • Beautifully built
  • Good choice of engines
  • Quiet on the motorway
  • Frugal Bluemotion version

CONS

  • Not as exciting to drive as a Ford Fiesta

Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback

4 out of 5 4.0

One of the best-selling small cars in Britain, the Vauxhall Corsa was thoroughly overhauled at the end of 2014 so that it’s in a better position to take on the likes of the Ford Fiesta the Renault Clio and the Volkswagen Polo. Yes, you read that right – this is a significant makeover of the previous Corsa and not an all-new model. It’s more than... read more

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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