The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Goes in a different direction to the German alternatives, with convincing success.
A brilliantly-designed item. Every inch the mini-A8, but not as good to drive as a 5er.
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
Typically BMW for its sheer composure on the road and fine refinement.
The Sandero is deservedly doing well: a reasonable car for a frankly astonishing price.
Mercedes has thrown everything it knows into the new E-Class. You can tell.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
Credible alternative to the establishment, without being quite as talented as the key players.
A good car in a class of great ones
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
If you need a roomy supermini this is about your last stop before a Honda Jazz. But it lacks the involvement of some older superminis.
The 2008 is a proper little mashup, which just about works.
Not sexy, not fun, not a heartstring-tugger, but by gum is this a clever car. Brilliantly fit for purpose
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
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it; updated Captur is still one of the better small crossovers on sale
Peugeot has a hit on its hands with the good looking and cheerily willing 208.
Great option for someone who doesn’t really care about cars or driving.
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.