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Abarth 595 Esseesse test drive

As something to give you a bit of a laugh, the Abarth 595 Esseesse is a compelling thing. If we’re honest though, it’s a bit rubbish as a serious hot hatch.

Citroën C1

The Citroën C1 has received generally positive media reviews, mainly for its low running costs, but is now dated and off the pace of newer city car rivals.

Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 has received very positive media reviews, with particular praise for its interior quality, equipment levels and driving experience.

Fiat 500 Hybrid test drive

The Fiat 500 Hybrid (actually a mild hybrid) is smooth and efficient, but it offers limited performance and is little better than the regular petrol model.

Kia Picanto

The Kia Picanto has received an unusually broad variation of media review scores, ranging from "Best City Car" awards to "Don't Buy" recommendations.

Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 has received mixed reviews from the UK media, with scores dropping as the car gets older and starts to fall well behind the class leaders.

Smart EQ Fortwo

The EQ Fortwo has received mixed reviews from the UK motoring media, with praise for its agility and ease of parking but criticism for its high price and poor range.

Smart EQ ForTwo test drive

For an inner-city driver, the Smart EQ ForTwo makes plenty of sense. However, those looking to travel further afield may find it a little too limited.

Abarth 695C Rivale test drive

The latest Abarth 695C Rivale is one of its most special Fiat 500-based hot hatches yet – a daft pocket rocket with bags of character.

Twin test: Volkswagen Up! vs. Kia Picanto

We’re testing out two key city car competitors, the Volkswagen Up! and the Kia Picanto, to see which one is the best urban runabout.

Ford Ka+ Active review

Ford has updated its smallest car and added an SUV-styled version. Will the Ka+ Active hit the right note?

Vauxhall Viva Rocks review

The Vauxhall Viva Rocks is adequate in performance, quality and looks. Its biggest problem is that rivals like the Suzuki Ignis leave it behind in all areas.

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