What are the Best Small Cars in the UK?

The small car market is fiercely competitive in the UK with many excellent models to choose from.

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While this is good news for motorists because there should be a model which ticks all of your boxes, it does mean that it can be hard to know where to look.

Here are a few of the best current small cars available in the UK.

Seat Ibiza

The Seat Ibiza ticks all the boxes that you would want in a small car and is more affordable than the more popular models.

It has a good amount of interior space, a large boot, good fuel economy and the highest safety rating available.

Vauxhall Corsa

The Corsa is a UK favourite and this is for good reason. Despite its small size, you can comfortably fit 4 adults inside with space in the boot, plus it is good fun to drive and highly reliable.

Not only this, but due to its fast depreciation rate you can find them for very low costs in the used car market.

If you do buy a used Corsa, remember to take out an extended warranty from somewhere like ALA for financial protection. 

Ford Fiesta

The Fiesta has been the UK’s top selling car for a few years now and it is a superb all-rounder. It is fun to drive, has excellent build quality and is available in a huge range of specifications so you should be able to find one that suits you.

Toyota Yaris

Toyota has tweaked the previously popular Yaris is recent years and it is now once again one of the best small cars available.

As you would expect with this brand, there is a hybrid version available and it has a comfortable interior with a contemporary feel.

Dacia Sandero

Much like the highly popular budget Duster SUV, the Sandero is a great value for money small car for anyone looking to make savings.

It is a no-thrills, basic small car that does the job and is the most affordable way to get behind the wheel of a new car.

Nissan Micra

The Nissan Micra has had a makeover in recent times and now has the style to match the performance which makes it one of the best cars in its class.

In addition to its good looks, the new Micra has impressive drive-assist technology, more interior space and an enjoyable driving experience.

Currently, these are the best small cars available in the UK and all vehicles that would be a smart purchase to make.