British buyers love small cars – they’re great at nipping through the city but many also impress thanks to their surprisingly practical interiors or sports-car-rivalling driver fun. With carwow, you can also get some sensational deals meaning these cars appeal to your head as well as your heart. Savings quoted here are correct at the time of writing.
Here are some great small cars with brilliant savings:
- Ford Fiesta
- VW Polo
- Vauxhall Corsa
- Honda Jazz
- Mazda 2
- Citroen C3
- Toyota Yaris
- Nissan Micra
- Skoda Fabia
- Renault Clio
The Ford Fiesta has some sensational deals currently – average savings on carwow are £3,289. The Fiesta’s replacement might be imminent but the outgoing model leaves the field as still one of the best driving cars in its class and looks quite handsome, especially in ST-Line guise.
If you want a small car with a little class, check out the VW Polo. It might appear to be a humble small car but, once you drive it, you realise the quality of the materials, the sturdiness of its construction and the pleasant thunk of the doors put it ahead of many competitors. Average savings on carwow are as high as £1,761.
Vauxhall’s Corsa offers loads of interior space and a better driving experience than any of its predecessors. What’s more, with its gaping front grille, angular headlights and sculpted bodywork, it’s the most attractive car to ever wear a Corsa badge. Savings across the range are an average of £2,466.
If you want a small car but need as much passenger and luggage space as possible, the achingly practical Honda Jazz might be the answer. As well as having one of the largest boots in this class at 354-litres, it also has handy features such as ‘magic’ rear seats that flip up to accommodate tall items. Average savings of £1,586 make the Jazz music to your wallet’s ears.
Just because you’re buying a small, sensible car doesn’t mean you can’t have fun behind the wheel, as proven by the Mazda 2. This handsome small car has responsive controls, a grippy chassis and willing petrol engines. Prices are a little higher than some equivalent cars thanks to the Mazda’s more extensive standard equipment list. Nevertheless, £2,140 average savings significantly soften that blow.
If you don’t follow the mainstream, the quirky Citroen C3 could be your ideal small car. Its peculiar, eye-catching styling is complemented by blocky ‘airbumps’ on its bodywork that are designed to absorb the kind of dings you get in car parks. Average savings of £2,172 mean all that style still won’t cost you a great deal.
The Toyota Yaris is a great small car for anyone who wants the reassurance of great build quality and Toyota’s excellent reputation for reliability. The most recent version received extensive updates to keep it competitive with rivals on the road. It’s one of the few cars in the class offered with a hybrid setup making it great for those who do lots of city driving. Average savings of £1,817 make it a reliable no brainer.
The new Nissan Micra is worlds away from the incredibly dull car it replaced. It has eye-catching, sculpted sides, a pointed front end and angular headlights that belie its humble origins. Good practicality and a surprisingly fun driving experience demonstrate how much improved this model is compared to older Micras. Average savings stand at £1,623.
If you just want a small car that’ll do everything well, the Skoda Fabia is a great choice. It’s relaxing to drive, is practical enough for most everyday tasks, the cabin feels very well built and the £1,853 average saving make its already modest entry level price easy to justify. It might not spoil the senses as much as a Mazda 2, but it gets so much sensible stuff right it’s hard to ignore.
The Renault Clio is another classic small car with many model generations under its belt. The latest model has a bold front end with a prominent Renault badge while the cabin is among the larger ones offered in this class. It’s good to drive – if not quite as fun as the Ford Fiesta – and feels well built. Average savings are a gigantic £4,490 so take advantage while they last.
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