£1287 deposit, £215 per month, 48 months, 8000 miles per year
The Cooper’s 134bhp engine pulls strongly from low revs and also at higher speeds. Sport trim brings 17in alloys, sports seats and styling upgrades, making it good value and the sweet spot in the model range.
£1264 deposit, £211 per month, 48 months, 8000 miles per year
Despite its lowly power output, the Up gets away like a hare at the dog track. Away from the straights, it clings on in corners and changes direction sweetly. The price is a ride that can be uncomfortably firm around town.
£1133 deposit, £189 per month, 36 months, 8000 miles per year
Like the Up GTI, the Ibiza 1.0 TSI FR Sport also makes 113bhp. Again, it’s an eager affair, but the car’s bigger size has allowed the engineers to dial in a little extra ride comfort, despite the model’s 18in alloys.