The cheapest small cars on sale

Small cars are particularly well suited to driving in Britain. Their compact size means they’re adept as scything through our narrow city streets while the plentiful range of models means there’s an option for everyone – from those after budget motoring or buyers after something a little more special.

Here are the cheapest small cars on sale:

Cheapest small cars on sale
Model RRP average carwow saving
Dacia Sandero £5,995 £200
Dacia Logan MCV £6,995 £200
Suzuki Celerio £6,999 £600
Nissan Micra £7,995 £1,600
MG 3 £8,399 £400
Skoda Citigo £8,495 £900
Kia Picanto £8,695 £1,200
Citroen C1 £8,715 £1,700
Peugeot 108 £8,715 £1,700
Dacia Sandero Stepway £8,765 £200

Dacia Sandero – £5,995

The Dacia Sandero is the cheapest car on sale in the UK. Basic Sandero models are painted plain white, have grey plastic bumpers and don’t even get a stereo as standard. Don’t let the spartan kit list put you off, however, because this basic car’s solid foundations come tried-and-tested from the previous-generation Renault Clio and the Sandero has more interior space than most cars on this list.

Read the Dacia Sandero review and check out our Dacia Sandero deals.

Dacia Logan MCV – £6,995

Dacia also takes the second place on this list with the Logan MCV – an estate version of the Sandero hatch. The same qualities are on display here – tough components and plentiful space, made even more useful thanks to its 573-litre boot. Again, options are limited unless you pick a higher-spec Logan.

Read the Dacia Logan MCV review and check out our Dacia Logan MCV deals.

Suzuki Celerio – £6,999

The Suzuki Celerio is smaller than the Swift hatchback but offers nearly as much space inside thanks to its comparatively high roofline. Rear headroom might not be limited but legroom can’t escape the car’s diminutive dimensions so six-footers might complain on longer journeys. Like larger Suzuki models, the Celerio driving experience is intuitive and fun, making it good to drive on twisty roads.

Read the Suzuki Celerio review and check out our Suzuki Celerio deals.

Nissan Micra – £7,995

The outgoing Nissan Micra sits in the supermini category so is a little larger than some of the city cars featured on this list – offering more passenger space as a result. There are excellent discounts on this model because dealers are looking to clear stock to make room for the newly released Micra.

Read the Nissan Micra review and check out our Nissan Micra deals.

MG 3 – £8,399

Like the Micra, MG’s 3 is a supermini rather than a city car and, as a result, has a little more space inside. The cabin is a little disappointing with materials that feel cheap and a design that belies its cost-conscious origins. It redeems itself somewhat on the open road with good body control, mostly well tuned controls and a noticeably more powerful – and less efficient – engine than the other cars here.

Read the MG 3 review and check out our MG 3 deals.

Skoda Citigo – £8,495

The Skoda Citigo shares its platform with the VW Up and SEAT Mii but sneaks onto this list thanks to its lower entry-level price. It has a remarkably spacious interior considering its exterior size with room for six-footers on the rear seats. Its boot descends all the way to the bottom of the bodywork meaning it’s much larger than you might expect. A fun and easy driving experience rounds off a very convincing package.

Read the Skoda Citigo review and check out our Skoda Citigo deals.

Kia Picanto – £8,695

Similar to the Micra, the Kia Picanto is especially reasonably priced at the moment because a new version will soon be released. Despite this, the old model has plenty going for it including a spacious interior, great build quality and Kia’s industry-leading seven-year warranty.

Read the Kia Picanto review and check out our Kia Picanto deals.

Citroen C1 – £8,715

The Citroen C1 is a compact city car with quirky styling and a low entry-level price. While it might look like an oddball, it ticks the practicality boxes with enough space for four adults to travel without too much complaint and enough boot space to cope with the weekly shopping trip. It doesn’t quite handle as well as the Skoda Citigo but still feels sufficiently agile around town.

Read the Citroen C1 review and check out our Citroen C1 deals.

Peugeot 108 – £8,715

Similar to the Citigo and the Up, the Peugeot 108 shares its platform and interior with the Citroen C1 above. What’s more, it shares the same low entry-level price and even similar discounts when bought through carwow. Entry-level models can feel a little spartan with features such as a rev counter reserved for higher-spec versions.

Read the Peugeot 108 review and check out our Peugeot 108 deals.

Dacia Sandero Stepway – £8,765

The Dacia Sandero Stepway neatly bookends this list as the more off-road-focussed version of the regular Sandero. It doesn’t feature four-wheel drive but gets rugged plastic bumpers and a raised ride height that makes it more comfortable on the road. Its price hike over the Sandero is down to the fact it doesn’t feature the same spartan entry-level trim and only uses features Dacia’s more powerful engines.

Read the Dacia Sandero Stepway review and check out our Dacia Sandero Stepway deals.

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