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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  • Abarth 595 Hatchback (2012 onwards) Review

    Stylish and exciting, but not for everyone

    Parkers rating: 3.2 out of 5 3.2
    New price: £16,355 - £26,505

    PROS

    • Excitable handling
    • Thrilling top-spec engine and exhaust
    • Stylish Italian design

    CONS

    • Seriously compromised ergonomics
    • Higher spec models aren’t good value
    • Lacks practicality of its rivals
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  • Audi A1 Sportback (2012 - 2018) Review

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    Used price: £4,550 - £20,483

    PROS

    • Cracking value for money
    • Frugal engines
    • Emits low CO2
    • Holds onto its value well

    CONS

    • Little steering feedback
    • Servicing can be costly at franchised dealerships
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  • Fiat Punto (2012 - 2018) Review

    Now off-sale, low used prices make the Punto a bit of a steal

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £1,141 - £6,881

    PROS

    • You get a lot of (used) car for your money
    • Competitively priced
    • Low running costs

    CONS

    • Not as sharp to drive as some of its rivals
    • Front seats could be more supportive
    • Questionable Euro NCAP crash-test score
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  • Fiat Panda 4x4 (2012 onwards) Review

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £14,935 - £16,535

    PROS

    • Brilliant off-road
    • Loaded with kit
    • Competitive pricing
    • Only 4x4 city car in its sector

    CONS

    • Chunky styling may not suit all tastes
    • Wallowy handling
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  • Ford B-MAX (2012 - 2017) Review

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £2,857 - £12,404

    PROS

    • Low emissions
    • Wide-opening doors
    • 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is the pick of the bunch

    CONS

    • Poor steering feedback
    • Too much body lean
    • Rear doors heavy to pull closed
    • Diesel can be noisy
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  • Peugeot 208 GTi (2012 - 2018) Review

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £4,077 - £14,972

    PROS

    • Legendary badge returns
    • Superb ride quality
    • Composed handling
    • 30th Edition great fun

    CONS

    • Standard GTi too soft for some
    • Subtle looks with fussy detailing
    • Driving position not universally liked
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  • Peugeot 208 Hatchback (2012 - 2019) Review

    Attractively styled and well-equipped, but showing its age

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £1,740 - £13,982

    PROS

    • Excellent fuel economy
    • Low emissions
    • Stylish looks and interior
    • Comfortable around town

    CONS

    • Automated ETG transmission is jerky
    • Stingy entry level model
    • Unsettled ride
    • Driving position won’t please everyone
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  • Skoda Citigo (2012 onwards) Review

    Capable and great value city car feels surprisingly grown up

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £8,285 - £11,760

    PROS

    • Generally excellent value
    • Low running costs
    • Practical for its size
    • Interior quality

    CONS

    • Limited engine range
    • Strong competition
    • Too dull for some
    • Lack of personalisation
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  • Renault Clio Hatchback (2012 - 2019) Review

    Stylish, cheap to run and good to drive

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    Used price: £3,062 - £17,926

    PROS

    • Stylish and modern to look at
    • Plenty of kit and tech for the money
    • A comfortable ride and fine handling
    • A wide span of model variations
    • Engines are efficient and punchy

    CONS

    • Interior plastics are disappointing
    • Not as practical as newer rivals
    • Numb steering robs it of fun factor
    • Add options, and things can get expensive
    • Renaultsport models aren’t sharp enough
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