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Best fast superminis of 2023

Although SUVs are gradually taking over the world, there's still a massive place in the hearts of car buyers for the humble supermini. These are, after all, the cars that can pretty much do everything, offering affordable transport for five with low running costs, reasonable practicality and often a fair degree of handling panache.

But some superminis are less humble than others, with a number of car makers recognising that small, agile cars naturally make good performance machines, their diminutive sizes making them far more manageable and exploitable on some of the UK's smaller roads than, say, a Lamborghini Aventador, which is many things, but not small.

Toyota GR Yaris

1. Toyota GR Yaris (0-62mph: 5.2 secs)

9/10
Toyota GR Yaris review
Abarth 695

2. Abarth 695 Biposto (0-62mph: 5.9 seconds)

6/10
Abarth 695 review
MINI 3-Door Hatch

3. MINI Cooper JCW (0-62mph: 6.1 seconds)

8/10
MINI 3-Door Hatch review
Ford Fiesta ST

4. Ford Fiesta ST (0-62mph: 6.5 secs)

8/10
Ford Fiesta ST review
Volkswagen Polo GTI

5. Volkswagen Polo GTI (0-62mph: 6.5 secs)

8/10
Volkswagen Polo GTI review
Hyundai i20 N

6. Hyundai i20N (0-62mph: 6.7 secs)

9/10
Hyundai i20 N review
Vauxhall Corsa Electric

7. Vauxhall Corsa-e (0-62mph: 7.6 seconds)

6/10
Vauxhall Corsa Electric review
Battery range up to 222 miles
Audi A1 Sportback

8. Audi A1 Sportback 35 TFSI (0-62mph: 7.7 seconds)

8/10
Audi A1 Sportback review
Volkswagen Up GTI

9. Volkswagen Up GTI (0-62mph: 8.5 seconds)

7/10
Volkswagen Up GTI review
Suzuki Swift Sport

10. Suzuki Swift Sport (0-62mph: 9.1 seconds)

6/10
Suzuki Swift Sport review

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That would be the 261hp Toyota GR Yaris, which tops this list both for acceleration and power - all the more impressive considering that heady figure (which is more than a Ferrari 308 from 1975) is squeezed out of a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine.

The GR Yaris's 1.5-litre engine may be impressively powerful, but having a larger 2.0-litre engine helps the 153mph MINI JCW take that title. The Polo GTI, which also has a 2.0-litre engine, isn't far behind at 149mph.