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Best small luxury cars of 2024

Everybody likes the finer things in life, especially when it comes to our cars. But with narrow streets and narrower parking bays typifying the average city in the UK, cruising around in a large luxury barge is just too impractical. And with the cost-of-living crisis, many of us our finding our pockets to be shallower than usual.

That’s why a small luxury car can be the perfect solution. We have painstakingly trawled through every vehicle currently on sale and picked 10 of the very best small luxury cars out there. Read on to find out which make, model and trim will give you the most luxury for your money. 

Peugeot 208

1. Peugeot 208

8/10
Peugeot 208 review
Audi A1 Sportback

2. Audi A1 Sportback

7/10
Audi A1 Sportback review

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018-2023)

3. Mercedes A-Class

8/10
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018-2023) review
Battery range up to 40 miles
BMW 1 Series

4. BMW 1 Series

7/10
BMW 1 Series review
Volkswagen Golf

5. Volkswagen Golf

7/10
Volkswagen Golf review
MINI Clubman

6. Mini Clubman

6/10
MINI Clubman review
Fiat 500e

7. Fiat 500 Electric

7/10
Fiat 500e review
Battery range up to 200 miles
Lexus UX

8. Lexus UX

7/10
Lexus UX review
Mazda MX-30

9. Mazda MX-30

7/10
Mazda MX-30 review
Battery range up to 124 miles
DS DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE

10. DS 3 Crossback E-Tense

6/10
DS DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE review
Battery range up to 200 miles

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Luxury in cars used to predominantly refer to ride comfort and plush cabin materials. In more recent times, the latest in infotainment and driver aid tech has become just as important. A small luxury car needs to tick all these boxes to qualify. 

Unlike larger luxury cars which usually come well equipped as standard, you may need to delve into the trims and options lists to turn your small car into a luxury one.

It might not have a prestige badge, but it’s hard to look past the Peugeot e-208. In range-topping GT spec it packs a lot of luxury kit in a small package. You get the cool-looking i-Cockpit digital display, along with 3D sat nav and aluminium pedals and front sills. Climate control, 16-inch alloys, and a colour reversing camera are also standard. It’s not expensive for an electric car with such a high specification.