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Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Rivals

Ford Fiesta Hatchback

4.6 out of 5 4.6

It may be over 40 years since the Ford Fiesta was first offered in the UK, but the car buying public’s enthusiasm for it shows no sign of abating. Britain’s bestselling car in 2018, the Fiesta has always had the magic formula of a fun drive, spacious interior and solid build quality, while new tech and a revamped interior have only worked to... read more

PROS

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

CONS

  • Some rivals are more practical
  • PCP competitive, but not class-leading
  • Some cheaper-feeling cabin plastics
  • Glass roof severely limits headroom

Skoda Fabia Hatchback

4 out of 5 4.0

The Skoda Fabia has been around a while now, but it's still impressive. It's still one of the larger superminis loaded with a decent amount of equipment. Compared with what came before, it's better to drive, and shares much of its technology with the Volkswagen Polo. It's perfect for the cost-conscious world we live in. With a wide range of... read more

PROS

  • Drives well
  • Decent equipment on SE L models upwards
  • Generous practicality
  • Cheap to run

CONS

  • Narrow range of engines
  • Aging platform
  • Overshadowed by newer rivals
  • No standard-fit air-con on base model

Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback

3.7 out of 5 3.7

Along with the Ford Fiesta, the Vauxhall Corsa supermini usually somewhere near the top of the list of bestselling cars in the UK, shifting thousands of sales every month. What makes that even more impressive is the fact that the model on sale is largely the same as the verions that debuted over 10 years ago, with a major facelift undertaken in... read more

PROS

  • Strong equipment levels for most versions
  • More engaging to drive than many rivals
  • Sweet 1.0-litre engines from 2014-18
  • Fine VXR performance versions from 2015-18

CONS

  • Based on the old one; on sale until 2020
  • Pricey PCP finance compared with newer rivals
  • Non-turbo engines give weaker performance
  • Sporty GSI model slower than rivals

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