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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Rivals

Fiat 500 Hatchback

3.6 out of 5 3.6

The Fiat 500 is a three-door city car that's been around since 2008, but has been consistently popular among car buyers for the duration. That's in no doubt down to the fact it offers a fun, characterful image thanks to styling that harks back to the original 500 in combination with frugal engines, low running costs and an equally bright and... read more

PROS

  • Retro, characterful styling
  • Bright and cheerful interior
  • Economical engine options

CONS

  • Noisy at motorway speeds
  • Awkward driving position
  • Cramped interior for taller people

Toyota IQ (09-14)

4 out of 5 4.0

The Toyota iQ is a stylish, low-cost, high-quality city car with a difference: it’s the smallest four seater in the UK. Despite being less than three metres long, it’s brimming with space-saving tricks and the cabin is deceptively roomy, particularly for front passengers.This is a real alternative to the Fiat 500 and Ford Ka, matching both for... read more

PROS

  • Compact dimensions
  • Ideal for city driving
  • Cheap to run
  • Surprisingly roomy cabin

CONS

  • Miniscule boot
  • Expensive automatic gearbox
  • Only really a three seater

Skoda Citigo

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Skoda Citigo is the brand's first attempt at a city car. Sharing its underpinnings with the pricier Volkswagen Up and SEAT Mii (both part of the VW Group alongside Skoda), the Citigo benefits from a small but surprisingly spacious bodyshell, while its low running costs should appeal to new drivers and those simply after the... read more

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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