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Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3

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

Nissan Micra Hatchback

4 out of 5 4.0

The Nissan Micra has been a household name since launching in Europe in 1983, and is an established rival to the Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio, Vauxhall Corsa and VW Polo. It’s lived in the shadows of its rivals for a while, but this latest version, launched in March 2017, aims to close the gap for driving quality, style and interior comfort – its new... read more

PROS

  • Edgy design inside and out
  • Competitively low emissions
  • Sense of fun, modernity

CONS

  • Cramped rear headroom
  • Poor over-shoulder visibility
  • Not the most economical, with hybrid version lacking

SEAT Ibiza Hatchback

4.6 out of 5 4.6

The SEAT Ibiza is a five-door supermini that shares various mechanical parts - its chassis and engines in particular - with the Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1 Sportback. What it offers over these two related cars is sharp exterior styling and keener pricing that's especially attractive on PCP finance, as well as leasing. And while the Ibiza is SEAT's... read more

PROS

  • Sharp exterior styling
  • Practical interior
  • Lots of equipment
  • Easy to drive, but also fun

CONS

  • Some interior plastics are very hard 
  • SE-spec cars feel basic inside
  • No more SC three-door or ST estate

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