this type of body style is slowly fading away as a choice for British car buyers
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…
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.
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.
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.
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The Ford Fiesta tops this list as a classic supermini with all-round appeal. It’s hard to beat.
The Fiesta’s closest rival, the Vauxhall Corsa offers plenty to challenge the segment leader.
A hit from launch, the Fiat 500 appeals to its core audience on every level.
Coming from BMW, there’s much to be happy with in the Mini’s quality of build and drive.
Ford’s other entry into the Top 5 of this class, the Ka is a practical addition.