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BYD Dolphin

The electric BYD Dolphin has the interior comfort and low pricing to turn heads, but its driving dynamics have not fostered much praise.

Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz is a practical and economical small car, with more room for passengers and luggage than similarly sized rivals.

Mazda 2

The Mazda 2 has received generally positive media reviews, although it's no longer considered to rank among the best in its class.

Dacia Sandero

The new Dacia Sandero has been highly praised for its value for money, comfort and practicality. Unfortunately, its safety rating is poor.

Ford Fiesta ST (2013 to 2017)

Other hot hatches may have offered a better interior, but when it came to driving thrills, the Ford Fiesta ST was a unanimous reviewer favourite.

Ora Funky Cat

The Ora Funky Cat is a spacious hatchback and one of the safest all-electric family cars on the market, but its rivals are more fun to drive.

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.

Ford Fiesta (2008 to 2017)

The sixth-generation Ford Fiesta was the UK's best-selling car year-on-year, highlighted for its value-for-money and driver appeal.