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.
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
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.
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
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.
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
Great option for someone who doesn’t really care about cars or driving.
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.
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
A Renault Twingo that’s not quite so cool as a Renault Twingo. Sorry.
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.
It's engine range isn't class leading, but overlook that and the Micra is a massively improved contender
An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
Worthy supermini that majors on ease of use and grown-up design. Fun is in short order though
This mini-MPV offers loads of space and of course, that spectacular warranty, but sadly it's dreary to drive. You'd be better off in the i30.
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.