New small car deals free insurance
- City cars
- Family hatchbacks
- Save money on your next car
- Peugeot – insurance included in PCP deal
- Citroen – insurance included in PCP deal
- SEAT Ibiza FR – first year’s free insurance
- Suzuki Ignis – first year’s free insurance
- Save money on your next new car
- Best cars for under £100 a month
- Other finance deals
Sometimes the best things come in small packages. We’ve picked the best small cars from five compact categories to help you choose the best one, whatever your needs.
Check out the amazing savings carwow can offer using our car deals page. For a raised driving position, view our list of the best small SUVs and crossovers. If you cover high mileages, have a look at the best small diesel cars. Alternatively, view our list of the best small automatic cars and cars for less than £100 per month.
The VW Up is a stylish and surprisingly spacious city car that offers buyers a slice of luxury for not much money. There’s enough room for four adults, and the 251-litre boot is much larger than you’d expect for a car this size. You also get the kind of high quality finish that you’ll find in larger VW models. The Up is priced from £8,995, although it’s possible to end up spending a lot more on flashier versions.
A recent facelift has added a few improvements to the way that the Up looks while, inside, you’ll now find a docking station for your smartphone on most models. You can now also get the Up with a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine for truly sprightly performance while still being able to return 60mpg.
Check out our VW Up deals page to find the latest savings. Read the VW Up review before you buy one.
Hyundai’s i10 is one of our favourite city cars thanks to its excellent comfort and ride quality. It looks pretty smart – especially with the LED running lights of posher trim levels – but it’s inside where the i10 really shines. Unlike many city cars, you can actually fit five people in the i10, and the 252-litre boot just edges out the Up’s already impressive load bay.
Hyundai has also been very generous when it comes to standard equipment – Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port are standard while upgrading to top-spec trim adds climate control and heated seats. An upcoming facelift will bring the likes of Apple CarPlay and automatic city braking and you’ll also benefit from Hyundai’s excellent five-year warranty.
Our Hyundai i10 deals page has all the latest offers. Head over to the Hyundai i10 review before you buy.
The Skoda Fabia is a great all-round supermini with loads of space and a well built cabin. It may not have the flashy badge or sleek styling of some rivals, but the Fabia beats them all in terms of value for money. It’s easily one of the biggest superminis inside and, in terms of quality and layout, there’s not much to separate it from the more expensive VW Polo.
Running costs should be modest, aided by a range of economical diesel and petrol engines – the thriftiest can manage nearly 80mpg. Factor in strong resale values and generous standard equipment, and you have a supermini with bags of appeal.
Save money using our Skoda Fabia deals page or get all the info in our Skoda Fabia review.
The Mazda 2 is one of the most appealing superminis on sale with an excellent driving experience and stylish cabin. Bold styling means it stands out more than most rivals with a look that mirrors the larger 3 family hatchback – this isn’t a car that will get lost in the sea of cars outside your local supermarket.
Its handsome cabin takes inspiration from premium manufacturers and, while quality isn’t as high, the cheap plastics are reserved for places you won’t ever really touch. The Mazda may look a little expensive compared to some rivals, but it’s generously equipped and cheap to run so, in the long term, represents good value for money.
Check out our Mazda 2 deals page to find out the latest savings. Read the Mazda 2 review for all the facts.
Based on the top selling Ford Fiesta, the B-Max shares many of its smaller brother’s strengths in a package that’s a lot more practical. The main attraction for most buyers will be the unique pillar-less design and sliding rear doors making it incredibly easy to access the rear seats. Putting a child in a car seat is a lot more convenient than in a crossover or 4×4, especially in tight parking spaces.
Elsewhere, the 318-litre boot falls a little shy of rivals such as the Vauxhall Meriva and Hyundai ix20 but, instead, you’ll find that the Ford counters with a fun driving experience taken straight from the Fiesta. Engines are also generally cheap to run, but you’ll need to avoid basic trim levels to even moderate levels of equipment.
Our Ford B-Max deals page has all the latest offers or read the Ford B-Max review.
The Honda Jazz blurs the line between supermini and mini-MPV and arguably offers the best of both worlds. It’s hardly a stunner but it looks a lot more attractive than many dumpy mini-MPVs by avoiding a top-heavy appearance. The Jazz is also very easy to drive, meaning it’ll squeeze neatly into parking spaces and narrow gaps in traffic – all this while still offering a huge amount of interior space.
There’s ample space for five adults to travel in comfort and rear legroom rivals that in some larger saloon cars. Open up the boot and there’s 354 litres of space, with 1,314 litres freed up when you fold the rear seats flat – they also flip up for taller loads. Equipment levels are impressive and you’ll benefit from Honda’s outstanding reliability record, giving you peace of mind.
Save money on your new Honda Jazz using our deals page or find everything you need to know in our Honda Jazz review.
The Audi Q2 latest 4×4 has all the desirability of its larger models, but in a package that’s no bigger than most hatchbacks. It offers chunky styling, a premium badge and mild off-roading abilities if you choose one of the quattro all-wheel drive models. Go for one in top S-Line trim and it’s among the most distinctive small SUVs on sale.
Inside, there’s a typically high-quality interior, similar to the one you’ll find in the latest A3 hatchback. Spend enough money and you’ll get loads of fancy equipment such as Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital dials. The Q2 is priced from just more than £20,000 and, unless you need all-wheel drive or cover very high mileages, we’d recommend one of the nifty turbocharged petrol versions.
Check out our Audi Q2 deals page to find out the latest savings or read the Audi Q2 review.
Fiat Panda 4×4
If you’re after a more serious small off-roader, you should check out the Fiat Panda 4×4. Despite being based on the standard Panda, it offers impressive off-roading abilities in a small package at a low price. The four-wheel-drive system offers superb grip in tricky weather conditions along with much lower running costs than larger rivals with similar abilities – both engine options should return around 60mpg.
Five people should just about be able to squeeze into the Panda, and there’s a 225-litre boot in the back – enough for the weekly shop. You also get a good amount of equipment as standard, and a funky cabin design to match the Fiat’s squared-off interior. It’s not the cheapest small 4×4 out there, but it’s definitely one of the most capable and is always able to put a smile on your face.
Our Fiat Panda 4×4 deals page has all the latest offers. Check out the Fiat Panda 4×4 review for all the facts.
The Dacia Sandero is the cheapest new car on sale in the UK and is a great value choice for families on a budget. Costing from just £5,995, it’s cheaper than most city cars, yet offers space for five people and 320 litres of luggage space. You don’t get much equipment in the basic model but, if you spend a little more, you’ll get the basics such as Bluetooth connectivity and a touchscreen infotainment system.
The Dacia is cheap to run too, with even petrol models achieving around 50mpg. The basic 1.2-litre petrol can be a little slow, but the more economical 0.9-litre turbo has more than enough power for overtaking. Drivers who cover longer distances might want to check out diesel-engined models with fuel economy rated at nearly 75mpg.
Save money on your new Dacia Sandero using our deals page. Get all the facts in our Dacia Sandero review.
The Suzuki Baleno is another impressively spacious small car, offering low running costs and plenty of kit for not much money. It’s not the most stylish family car but, in the right colour with some alloy wheels, it actually looks rather smart. Of course you won’t care about what it looks like once you’re inside, and there’s loads of space for occupants – the 355-litre boot is bigger than you’ll find in some larger and more expensive rivals.
Suzuki has also given the Baleno lots of tech and safety kit to give it some extra appeal – even basic models get a seven-inch touchscreen with sat-nav, a reversing camera and a DAB digital radio, but stepping up to the higher of the two trim levels means you also get climate control and automatic city braking. It’s very cheap to run – the standard 1.0-litre petrol engine is nippy and returns 63mpg while the 1.2-litre returns 71mpg thanks to its mild hybrid system.
Check out our Suzuki Baleno deals page to find out the latest savings.
Save money on your next car
Check out carwow’s great savings using our car deals page. Head over to our car chooser tool for help picking your next car or put it in our PCP calculator to get an idea of how much it could cost per month.
Car insurance can often add a sizeable sum to your motoring outgoings. Fortunately, many car manufacturers offer to chip in with insurance contributions and free policies to help get you up and running. Here’s a full list of cars with free insurance.
A number of these offers require you to buy a car through a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) finance agreement. These deals involve an initial deposit and a series of monthly payments over an agreed period. As with any form of personal finance, you should carefully consider the terms of a contract before signing. Our dedicated personal contract purchase guide will give you more information while our PCP calculator can give you a better idea how much your new car will cost.
Peugeot – insurance included in PCP deal
Peugeot’s popular Just Add Fuel deal could offer a simple way into new car ownership. This three-year PCP deal combines insurance, road tax, servicing and warranty costs into a single monthly payment. These details have been obtained from the Peugeot finance website.
The offer is available on a wide range of new Peugeot models. The 108, 208, 2008, 308 hatchback and 308 SW Estate all qualify – even the French brand’s diminutive 208 GTi hot hatch is included. Drivers aged between 18 and 21 must have a telematics black box fitted to their new car, however, to benefit from this deal.
Check out the latest Peugeot deals available through carwow.
Citroen – insurance included in PCP deal
Citroen’s Simply Drive – like Peugeot’s Just Add Fuel – allows customers to get behind the wheel of almost all of the French brand’s new cars without the worry of additional insurance, road tax or servicing costs. Citroen doesn’t currently offer telematics insurance catered specifically for very young drivers, however.
This PCP deal will cover the cost of your motoring related outgoings – except for fuel costs – for a three-year period, after which you’ll be given the option to upgrade to a new car, or pay a final balloon payment to keep your existing vehicle. Full terms and conditions are available on the Citroen Finance website.
See the great Citroen deals on offer when you buy through carwow.
SEAT Ibiza FR – first year’s free insurance
Buyers of a new SEAT Ibiza can currently take advantage of 12 months free insurance courtesy of the Spanish manufacturer. Drivers under the age of 25 must have a telematics box fitted to their new car to qualify for this deal and must pay a £200 insurance contribution. If you’re aged between 18 and 20, however, this figure increases to £300.
This offer is available on all Ibiza FR models including SC, five-door and ST estate versions, bought through retail purchase and personal contract hire leases. Choose the latter, however, and you’ll be limited to just the 1.2-litre petrol model with 89hp. This offer is valid until 2 April 2017 – full terms and conditions ca be viewed on the SEAT Finance website.
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Suzuki Ignis – first year’s free insurance
Suzuki’s latest supermini, the Ignis, is now available with a year’s free insurance if you’re aged between 21 and 79. Unlike many deals listed here, you’ll not need to have a telematics black box fitted to your car. This deal is open to all drivers aged over 21 providing you’ve had no fault or theft claims within the last three years and have held a driving license for at least two years.
This offer is available on all 1.2-litre Ignis models bought through personal contract purchase agreements before 30 April 2017. Full terms and conditions can be read on the Suzuki Finance website.
Save money on your next new car
For more information, take a look at our independent guide to car insurance. Our new car deals page will highlight the best current offers and show you how much you could save. Still not sure what you’d like? Use our car chooser to narrow down your search or use our PCP calculator to get a better idea exactly how much your new car could cost.
It was a record year for new car sales in 2016, and this was partly down to the fact that there are so many excellent new car deals available on the market. Owning a new car is now more affordable than ever, with a variety of models available for low monthly payments of less than £100 per month.
Despite the low costs, it's still not always easy to know if you're being offered the best deal when you buy a new car though, or if there are other models that are cheaper or better suited to your needs. To help, we've put together a list of the best new cars for under £100 per month to help you decide which is the best deal for you.
In the past, buying a cheap car often resulted in sacrificing a lot, but that's not the case any more as you can now buy a great motor for a bargain price. Perhaps that's why so many new cars are bought on finance.
• Best new car deals 2017
Some buyers are even seeing these deals as an alternative to the used cars they might have otherwise considered. The Dacia Sandero is a good example, as with its low list price of under £7,000 it's the cheapest way to get into a new car in the UK. It's a compelling alternative to a £7k used hatchback. Check out the latest deals on the car using the navigation bars on the left or via the links below.
Most of the cars in this list are city cars, like the Skoda Citigo and Volkswagen up!. They do come with the compromises associated from a small body and engine, but many are surprisingly spacious and you won't feel too short-changed downsizing from something larger.
Most city cars are refined, comfortable and good to drive, too - and may even save you money in the long run with superior fuel economy and insurance costs.
• Most economical cars
All the cars listed here use finance deals known as Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) schemes – so you pay a deposit at the start, followed by monthly payments. Deposits are normally flexible and can be as little as a single monthly payment. At the end of the payment term, there are three options - you can trade the car in for a deposit against a new model, or pay a final payment to buy the car outright. You can also simply hand the keys back and part ways.
We’ve also included aim-to-pay cash prices with the help of sister site Buyacar.co.uk, which will give you a realistic target if planning on haggling with the dealer. We try our best to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, but prices are constantly changing so do check with the dealer to find whether the offer is still available.
Best cars for under £100 a month
- • Suzuki Celerio - £79 per month
- • Dacia Sandero - £89 per month
- • Nissan Micra - £89 per month
- • Skoda Citigo - £95 per month
- • Volkswagen up! - £99 per month
- • Smart ForFour - £99 per month
Other finance deals
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