The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
Bigger and better than ever, the Superb offers a whole lot of car for the cash.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it; updated Captur is still one of the better small crossovers on sale
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
Not sexy, not fun, not a heartstring-tugger, but by gum is this a clever car. Brilliantly fit for purpose
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
Peugeot has a hit on its hands with the good looking and cheerily willing 208.
The 2008 is a proper little mashup, which just about works.
Great option for someone who doesn’t really care about cars or driving.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
A far-reaching facelift has improved it, but it's still not a match for the class best. At least you can now justify it.
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
It's engine range isn't class leading, but overlook that and the Micra is a massively improved contender
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
Worthy supermini that majors on ease of use and grown-up design. Fun is in short order though
An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.