The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
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.
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
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 as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
A saloon car for people who don’t really care about/enjoy driving, but quite like big mpg and a nice stereo