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Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
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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 become a familiar nameplate since launching in Europe in 1983, appearing on the Japanese company’s small supermini hatchback for five generations. It’s an established rival to the Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio, Vauxhall Corsa and VW Polo. Recently, it’s lived in their shadow and this version, launched in March 2017, aims to close... read more

PROS

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

CONS

  • Cramped rear headroom
  • Poor over-shoulder visibility
  • Quality not up there with Volkswagen Polo
  • Not the most economical, with hybrid version lacking

SEAT Ibiza Hatchback

4.6 out of 5 4.6

The SEAT Ibiza supermini is the Spanish manufacturer’s best-selling model of all time, and, now in its fifth generation, is more competitive than ever. Based on the VW Group’s MQB A0 small-car platform, it shares many of its components with the pricier Volkswagen Polo, yet adds sharper styling and keener pricing.  In-house rivalry doesn’t end... read more

PROS

  • Sharp styling
  • Practical interior
  • Lots of kit
  • Great to drive

CONS

  • Interior quality slightly behind the Volkswagen Polo
  • Top-spec cars pricey
  • No more SC or ST

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