Compact cars are all the rage in 2017. These small vehicles are ideal for city use due to their compact design, easy handling and economy, but to sell they must also have a healthy dose of style and practicality. It is a fiercely competitive market with many great models currently available. So, those seeking a compact automobile have a lot of options to consider.
Here are the three best on the market that tick all of the boxes that you require from a compact car.
Despite its compact design, the SEAT Ibiza is actually very spacious inside and only available in 5-door – a rarity in this market. It is ideal for city use thanks to its size and terrific handling, but the Ibiza is also very stable on the motorways which make it a versatile option. In terms of economy, the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine officially returns 60.1 mpg. So, it is cheap to run.
It has a handsome exterior and an upgrade on the previous model, whilst the interior is well built with a good level of equipment. The ergonomics are also excellent. Another key selling point of the Ibiza is its safety as it achieved a five-star Euro NCAP score.
The SEAT Ibiza is one of the best-selling compact cars on the market this year and this is due to the fact that it appeals to so many different types of motorist.
The Volkswagen Up! is winning over both critics and motorists alike due to the fact that it is sophisticated and practical, but also great fun. It is very stable on the roads and can handle motorways without too much difficulty. Plus, it is also very comfortable inside. It features a cool exterior design to help it stand out from the crowd and it is one of the most customisable compact cars available – this helps it appeal to younger motorists.
The VW Up! is a fun experience behind the wheel with a tight turning circle and small size. This also makes parking simple and straightforward even in the tightest of spaces. It is only available in petrol with the entry and mid-level offering combined economy of 62.8 mpg and emissions of 105 g/km.
The maturity with a dose of cool styling ensures that this is a great choice for any motorist.
The Citroen C1 is a great looking compact car which is very affordable and decent to drive. This makes it an appealing choice for young drivers, but also young families. The split-level headlights and contrasting colours help the C1 to stand out and this cool colouring continues on the inside.Here there is a good level of room and equipment.
It is also fun behind the wheel thanks to the fast acceleration, pliant suspension and responsive handling. The affordability of the Citroen C1 is one of the key selling points – it has a low price-tag at places like Robins & Day, plus it is very cheap to run with the e-VTi 68 S&S returning 74.3 mpg. This ensures that C1 is one of the more fun, stylish and affordable compact cars on the market.
These are the three best compact cars currently on sale, each with their own distinct benefits.