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Best small cars 2022

If you’re looking for a new small car then you’ve come to the right place. Here our experts name the top 10 best small cars you can currently buy.

Best cheap small cars

This is the place to come if you’re looking for a small car with a cheap price. Here our experts name the top five best small cheap cars you can currently buy.

Best small SUVs

Sometimes called SUV-b cars, small SUVs have a go-anywhere image and a higher driving position that give them more appeal than a run-of-the-mill small car. The best small SUVs are practical, easy to drive with a great view out and come with reasonable running costs. Here are the best five...

Best small cars for families

Looking for a small car that’s great for the family? Then keep reading – here our experts have named the best small family cars you can buy.

Best small 4×4 car

Looking for a small car with a grippy four-wheel drive system? Then look no further – here our experts have named the best small 4x4 cars you can buy.

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Frequently asked questions about small cars

New small cars will generally be safer than older smaller cars. Over time, cars tend to become safer as more safety tech is developed. Also, in Europe the crash testing procedure, conducted by crash test safety organisation Euro NCAP, has become more rigorous. So a small car with a five star 2020 star rating will have more safety features than a small car with the same star rating but tested in 2016, for example.

But these are generalisations. Safety kit varies between models in a range and across different cars. To see just how much safety kit a new small car has make sure you check out the ‘Prices and Specs’ section for the review, where you can see the different safety features each model has.

And you can see Euro NCAP star ratings when you use our Compare Cars tool.

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