The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
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.
Hyundai arrives to worry the Ford Mondeo – and the impressive i40 certainly does that.
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
Not much different to the A-Class, but that's OK. Why mess with a successful formula?
Great option for someone who doesn’t really care about cars or driving.
The 2008 is a proper little mashup, which just about works.
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
If it ain't broke, don't fix it; updated Captur is still one of the better small crossovers on sale
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
Not sexy, not fun, not a heartstring-tugger, but by gum is this a clever car. Brilliantly fit for purpose
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
Peugeot has a hit on its hands with the good looking and cheerily willing 208.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though