Spacious, practical and sensibly priced
Fidgety ride, 4Grip thirst
The Ignis sits well outside the mainstream of the small car sector, but is an agreeable small car that proves more useful than you might expect. Launched in 2000, it beat the likes of the Ford Fusion and Mazda 2 to market by several years and was refreshed late in 2003 with the addition of the 4Grip all-wheel-drive variant. The five-door Ignis is significantly taller and longer than the three-door car and is based on the principle of maximising roominess in a small car.