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Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
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Rivals

Ford Fiesta (08-17)

4.4 out of 5 4.4

It’s testament to the remarkable talents of the Ford Fiesta that despite this generation being launched back in 2008, it’s still the small hatchback to beat, whether you choose an economical diesel, a sprightly petrol or a sporty ST derivative. Battling it out against an array of talented contenders such as the Hyundai i20, Kia Rio, Mazda 2,... read more

PROS

  • Drives as well as it looks
  • Great value
  • Economical
  • Superb ST performance models

CONS

  • Rear headroom is poor
  • Boot could be easier to access
  • Cabin is looking dated

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

Like the Ford Fiesta, the Vauxhall Corsa is regularly found in the top 10 list of bestselling cars in the UK, finding thousands of new homes every single month. That’s impressive when you consider that it’s still largely the same car that debuted over 10 years ago, with a significant overhaul made to the styling, engine line-up and interior in 2014... 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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