Whether you’re interested in buying an economical small car or you want to find out more about the small car that you already own, you’re sure to find the answers to your questions amongst the pages below.
They’re renowned for being the cars with the lowest road tax and the best fuel economy, but there are many more benefits to having a small city car. Below, we take a look at some of the reasons why small cars are such a common fixture on British roads.
Good fuel economy
Generally speaking, most small cars offer some of the best fuel economy available, with cars like the Toyota AYGO giving up to 68.9 mpg on average, meaning fewer trips to the garage and less money spent on fuel.
"The real winner in the upgrade has been fuel economy, as the manual Toyota AYGO returns 69mpg – amazing figures for a petrol engine, even on such a small car." – Auto Express
The Yaris Hybrid is even more economical, with an mpg of up to 85.6! This means they’re a great solution for those conscious of cost who need to keep fuel costs to a minimum.
Agile and easy to park
The compact nature of cars like these make them naturally more responsive when it comes to handling, meaning they make the perfect city car. They’re also a lot easier to park than their larger counterparts.
AYGO and Yaris have the option of extra features like a rear parking camera and parking sensors which alert the driver as they get closer to an obstacle.
Lowest road tax
Due to the fact that they’re amongst the most environmentally-friendly vehicles, small cars usually have the lowest road tax.
With combined CO2 emissions from 95g/km on cars like the Toyota AYGO and an even lower 75g/km on the Yaris Hybrid, drivers can minimise the impact they have on the environment and reduce their carbon footprint – so it’s easy on your conscience as well as your bank account.
Low insurance and service costs
Another big pull of the small car is the low cost of insurance and service. The costs of service are often lower in comparison to other cars and you can find out more by visiting our servicing page.
Small cars with low service costs also benefit from lower insurance costs, as insurers often take engine size into account when costing their quotes. Toyota offers its own car insurance with a defaqto 5-star rating and an extensive list of benefits included.