top 5 superminis

superminis have come a long way since the name was coined in the 70s, to the point where they're now inescapable on our roads

Today they’re one of the most fiercely contested car segments; there's a supermini for practically everyone in the market for a small, fun, driveable car…


  • affordable to buy and run
  • ideal for city driving and beyond
  • really fun to drive
  • a weaker choice for motorway driving
  • limited interior space
  • so popular it may be hard to spot yours in a car park
October 12th 2017
If you’ve read enough, search for your perfect supermini

what is a supermini?

Superminis tend to have all of the features that you’d expect from an average family car, only done smaller in every way. They’re compact and practical, which makes them the perfect choice for students, young professionals and new families. A regular fixture at the top of new car sales charts, there are a huge range of models to choose from, as you’d expect in such a hotly contested marketplace.

how do I choose?

With so many options out there, it can be hard to pick your winner, so you’ll be rewarded for focussing on what you need from your supermini. Lots of dealers will offer competitive deals on superminis, so it helps to shop around for exactly what you want.

but which one?

You’ll be well aware of the classics, from Ford’s Fiesta and SEAT’s Ibiza to the Citroen C3 and Vauxhall Corsa, but also make sure that you check out less popular, but still worthwhile models like the Dacia Sandero or Suzuki Baleno. These may be lesser known, but definitely deserving of your attention if you’re in the market for a supermini.

Now you’re ready to find your perfect supermini

top 5 supermini

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Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta tops this list as a classic supermini with all-round appeal. It’s hard to beat.

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Vauxhall Corsa

The Fiesta’s closest rival, the Vauxhall Corsa offers plenty to challenge the segment leader.

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Fiat 500

A hit from launch, the Fiat 500 appeals to its core audience on every level.

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Coming from BMW, there’s much to be happy with in the Mini’s quality of build and drive.

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Ford Ka

Ford’s other entry into the Top 5 of this class, the Ka is a practical addition.

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