SEAT 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 Seat 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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SEAT Small / City car reviews

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  • SEAT Ibiza Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    Still one of the best small cars for your money

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £16,790 - £22,030

    PROS

    • Low prices and good deals
    • Lots of equipment available
    • Easy to drive, but also fun

    CONS

    • Some interior plastics are very hard 
    • Entry-level cars feel quite basic 
    • No hybrids or plug-in models
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  • SEAT Mii (2012 - 2019) Review

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £1,617 - £11,125

    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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  • SEAT Ibiza ST (2010 - 2017) Review

    Parkers rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
    Used price: £1,100 - £10,465

    PROS

    • Smart styling
    • Excellent small turbo petrol
    • Good to drive
    • Efficient engines

    CONS

    • Stability control not standard
    • Cabin’s attention to detail
    • 1.2-litre TDI’s sluggish pace
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  • SEAT Ibiza Cupra (2009 - 2017) Review

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £2,544 - £15,350

    PROS

    Great hot hatch styling, turbocharged performance, sharp handling, comfortable and well built interior

    CONS

    No manual gearbox, DSG automatic detracts from driver enjoyment

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  • SEAT Ibiza FR (2009 - 2017) Review

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £1,875 - £11,987

    PROS

    • Sporty image
    • Affordable running costs
    • Characterful turbocharged petrol engine
    • Neat handling
    • Economical TDI available

    CONS

    • Petrol only available with a sequential automatic gearbox
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  • SEAT Ibiza Sport Coupe (2008 - 2017) Review

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    Used price: £1,020 - £11,725

    PROS

    • Stylish good looks
    • Neat interior
    • Fun to drive
    • Well equipped
    • Ultra-low emissions model available

    CONS

    • Cramped rear seats
    • Not as refined as some other small hatchbacks
    • Smaller petrol engines lack punch
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  • SEAT Ibiza Hatchback (2008 - 2017) Review

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    Used price: £1,087 - £12,012

    PROS

    • Roomy and good quality interior
    • Distinctive styling
    • Easy-to-understand equipment grades
    • Low emissions Ecomotive model available

    CONS

    • Can be noisy on the motorway
    • Some lacklustre petrol engines
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  • SEAT Ibiza (2002 - 2009) Review

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £292 - £3,545

    PROS

    Sporty looks, easy to drive, punchy diesels, great value for money

    CONS

    Dated and plasticky interior, cramped rear legroom, firm ride

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  • SEAT Ibiza (1999 - 2002) Review

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £284 - £1,662

    PROS

    Very affordable, uses Volkswagen components, reliable and robust, easy to drive, sporty Cupra models are quick

    CONS

    Cramped rear seats, plasticky interior, limited engine choice

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