The top 10 best city cars on sale

City cars are perfectly suited to driving in Britain. Their small dimensions make parking a doddle, while clever design means the best are surprisingly practical. They’re also good fun to drive thanks to tight turning circles and peppy petrol engines.

Here are the 10 best city cars on sale:

1. Skoda Citigo

The Skoda Citigo is a brilliant little city car, offering great value for money and strong practicality in a tiny package. It feels well built, is fun to chuck around city streets and undercuts many rivals on price. There’s also a surprising amount of space – it’ll seat four adults comfortably and features a 251-litre boot.

See our Skoda Citigo review and check out our Skoda Citigo deals.

2. Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 is another car that surprises on the space front. It’ll seat four adults comfortably or five at a push, comes only in five-door form and offers a 252-litre boot. The Hyundai excels on the road too with big-car comfort and refinement. It’s also the best choice for automatic drivers thanks to its smooth traditional torque converter unit in place of some rivals’ jerky automated manuals. Hyundai’s five-year warranty is a reassuring bonus, too.

Check out our Hyundai i10 review and browse our Hyundai i10 deals.

3. VW Up

The VW Up features all the positives of its sister car, the Citigo, including its spacious interior and fun driving experience but wraps it in a more upmarket, pricier package. Its cabin features a few nicer touches than the Skoda while a high-spec turbocharged 90hp model offers even more performance to go with the great handling.

Have a browse of our VW Up review and see our VW Up deals.

4. Toyota Aygo

If you want a city car with attention-grabbing looks, the Toyota Aygo is probably the one for you. Its striking design helps it stand out from the crowd and suits the Aygo’s enjoyable handling. It’s cabin is well built although isn’t quite as spacious as the Citigo or the i10.

See our Toyota Aygo review and check out our Toyota Aygo deals.

5. SEAT Mii

The SEAT Mii is the third and final car in the VW Group trio alongside the Up and Citigo. The Mii offers the same strong practicality, fun driving experience and good build quality but mates it with sportier looks. The latest range of Miis haven’t offered the same entry-level trims as the Citigo so cost a little more to buy in exchange for more standard equipment.

Take a look at our SEAT Mii review or our SEAT Mii deals.

6. Citroen C1

The Citroen C1 is a funky looking city car with low prices that match its low running costs. Sharing a platform with the Aygo, it offers very similar levels of space and build quality along with much the same driving experience. A convertible C1 Airscape adds the fun of open-air driving into the mix and, because it keeps the roof rails, it’s still a more practical five-door model.

Check out our Citroen C1 review and browse our Citroen C1 deals.

7. Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is more expensive than most cars on this list but offers a unique character and plenty of customisability to make it your own. Its qualities aren’t just skin deep, however, with a stylish, well-made interior, easy handling and peppy engines. It misses out on the space or refinement offered by the best here and its 0.9-litre two-cylinder turbo engine is fun to use but struggles to return the fuel efficiency it claims.

Have a browse of our Fiat 500 review and see our Fiat 500 deals.

8. Peugeot 108

Based on the same underpinnings as the C1 and Aygo, the Peugeot 108 is fun to drive, cheap to run and well built. It shares the same positives and negatives as the other two while mating it with slightly more grown-up looks. The 108 TOP convertible is a great way to bring more sunshine into the cabin, too.

See our Peugeot 108 review and browse our Peugeot 108 deals.

9. Renault Twingo

The Renault Twingo definitely stands out from the crowd with funky looks and lots of customisability. There’s a stylish dashboard and just enough room for four adults. It has an exceptionally tight turning circle thanks to its unusual rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout – this give the car pleasant handling but does compromise boot space a little.

Take a look at our Renault Twingo review and check out our Renault Twingo deals.

10. Kia Picanto

The Kia Picanto is a stylish little city car with good build quality and an excellent seven-year warranty. It’s cheap to run and easy to drive too, if not as fun as the best on this list. Inside, quality and passenger room are dencent but the boot is on the small size. Dealers should offer good discounts because a new Kia Picanto has recently been revealed.

Browse our Kia Picanto review and see our Kia Picanto deals.

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Skoda Citigo

Excellent value for a practical, charming city car
9/10
£8,785 - £11,740
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Hyundai i10

A practical, comfortable city car
8/10
£9,695 - £13,915
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Volkswagen Up

A stylish and well-built city car
9/10
£9,325 - £13,245
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