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Abarth 500e

The all-electric Abarth 500e is a nimble performance-enhanced city car with sporty looks and character, but its petrol siblings are faster.

Smart Fortwo (2014 to 2018)

Cheap to run and easy to drive, the Smart Fortwo received a mixed bag of review scores in the UK, hindered by its pricing and performance.

Renault Twingo (2014 to 2019)

The Renault Twingo is a nimble and surprisingly spacious city car with stylish looks, but its rivals offered more exciting performance.

Skoda Citigo (2012 to 2019)

No longer on sale, the Skoda Citigo stood out from a competitive city car crowd thanks to its value-for-money and impressive fuel economy.

Toyota Aygo X

The Toyota Aygo X is a stylish and well-equipped city car, but journalists agree that the lack of electrification across the range is a shame.

Smart EQ Forfour (2017 to 2022)

The Smart EQ Forfour appeared on the surface to be an affordable electric car, but rivals offered much more, especially in range.

Volkswagen e-Up (2014 to 2022)

The Volkswagen e-Up! has undergone significant improvements since its launch back in 2014, but the cabin and safety tech are now dated.

Volkswagen Up

Despite being on sale for nearly a decade, the Volkswagen Up is still one of the top-rated small cars according to our Expert Rating index.