Top 5 most reliable small cars

Published on Thursday 23 November 2017 in Car news

Top 5 most reliable small cars

What are the most reliable small cars out there?

Vanarama's Laura Day takes a look at our favourite, most reliable superminis. And here they are…


1. Volkswagen Polo

Offering the perfect storm of price, practicality and performance, the Polo is a sure bet.

It's surprisingly spacious for a supermini, and the boot is a reasonable size with enough space for most occasions.

It's great value for money and cheaper to run than its rivals, plus it has a high-quality feel in the driver's seat.

The real money saver kicks in at resale time, as Volkswagen's premium image combined with the Polo's classy physique, determines its strong residual value time and time again.

It really is an all-round package that's hard to beat.


2. Kia Picanto

The Picanto has a well-built cabin, with its high-quality, stylish interior and modern technology features – a USB socket to charge phones and an auxiliary cord, allowing you to play your own music whenever you please.

It's spacious for a small car and a popular good to drive, well-made vehicle. The Picanto is the perfect city car.


3. Ford KA

Despite being a tad smaller than your usual supermini, the Ford Ka is the perfect little run-around for one.

Cute styling and great practicality. The KA rivals the Fiat 500 with which it was co-developed, as the KA has been known for sharper handling and a more controlled ride, making it a more slightly more refined ride.


4. Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke is one of our bigger, small cars, combining supermini size with a slightly raised ride height, the Juke is one of a kind.

It's high-set shape makes for great visibility out in the road, add the slightly bigger boot and greater emphasis on safety technology, the Juke is perfect for a small family.


5. Volkswagen Up

The Up is a comfortable, steady and enjoyable drive. It remains as practical and refined as ever, with a relatively quiet engine.

Designed as a little run-around, the Up is a perfect, sophisticated size, and fun to drive with its low running costs.

And there you have it, head to our website for more information on our top 5 most reliable small cars here!

Need help deciding how reliable a car is? Here are our 3 top tips:

  • Check reliability records
  • Read online reviews
  • Ask friends and family

If you follow these guidelines, you'll be sure to find your perfect match - as ever, give us a call on 01442 838195 if you have any questions.

Happy hunting!