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9 of the best new city cars for under £150 per month

Our pick of the best small cars available for less than £150 per month.

These models are perfect for buyers shopping for a nippy city car on a budget.

These models are perfect for buyers shopping for a nippy city car on a budget.

Looking for a new car on a budget? These fantastic city cars are now available on finance packages for less than £150 per month.

Toyota AYGO X-Play

The Toyota AYGO X-Play is a characterful small car that’s perfect for city driving. Interesting design features such as the striking ‘X’ nose make sure you always stand out from the crowd. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is ideal for getting you from A to B. This mid-range trim benefits from premium features including air conditioning, electrically adjusting door mirrors, Bluetooth system, LED daytime running lights and a height adjustable driver’s seat.

Hyundai i10 S

Thanks to its five doors, economical 1.0-litre petrol engine, solid suspension and quiet driving experience, the Hyundai i10 S is an instantly accessible city car. The S model features electric front windows, remote central locking, USB and Bluetooth connection, and trip computer. ISOFIX child seat connectors will please family buyers and Hyundai’s 5-year Triple Care Package gives all drivers peace of mind.

Volkswagen up! Move Up

The Volkswagen up! Move Up is a comfortable and stylish supermini that’s great fun to drive. This mid-level trim offers DAB digital radio, 15-inch alloys, hill hold control, six speakers and media system with MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity. Its light chassis means that even the 60bhp 1.0-litre engine can feel nimble and responsive, and it keeps running costs low with a combined mpg of 64.2.

Ford Fiesta Zetec

If you want a car that can give a punchy performance but won’t leave your finances reeling, the Ford Fiesta Zetec is a champion. Its 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine and six-speed automatic transmission combine to make it a powerhouse that’s really economical to run, with C02 emissions of just 101g/km. Extras such as a heated windscreen, DAB radio, 6.5-inch touchscreen and Ford’s SYC3 software are sure to sweeten the deal. With sharp, well-balanced steering, a smooth ride and lots of zip from that three-cylinder engine, the Zetec puts the ‘super’ in supermini.

Renault Clio Dynamique Nav

With sophisticated good looks and cheap running costs, the ever-popular Renault Clio is among the finest in the supermini segment. There’s loads of great kit with the Dynamique Nav trim, including Renault Media Nav with 7-inch touchscreen, LED daytime running lights, Bluetooth connectivity and DAB radio. You can even customise your car with loads of great personalisation options including bodywork decals and matching colour schemes for the interior.

Volkswagen Polo Match Edition

The Volkswagen Polo Match Edition is an excellent car for this monthly price. Its stylish looks are bolstered by 16-inch alloys, sports seats, tinted rear windows and upmarket upholstery. With the Match Edition trim, you can enjoy Volkswagen’s CarNet App-Connect system, which usually costs an extra £130. This means you can connect to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and any of your sat-nav apps with ease.

Fiat Panda 1.2 Easy

The Fiat Panda is a small car with big ideas. It’s got personality and style in spades, and it’s practical too. There are lots of storage spaces inside and a sizeable boot that can be increased by folding down the rear seats. The 1.2-litre engine is the best in the range, with 69bhp and 55.4 combined mpg. This model also benefits from air conditioning, remote locking, roof rails and an upgraded stereo.

SEAT Mii Design

The SEAT Mii is fun to drive, and most importantly, it’s fantastic value for money. Its low emission, 1.0-litre engine ensures your running costs are kept to a minimum. Undoubtedly aimed at the urban driver, there’s no parking space this nippy thing can’t fit into. But don’t judge a book by its cover, the Mii might be small, but it’s surprisingly practical too. There’s reasonable room for adults in the back and the boot size is deceptively large. The Design trim adds LED daytime running lights, bigger wheels and glossy interior finishes, making the Mii a thoroughly modern and impressive city car.

Citroën C1 Touch

The Citroën C1 Touch is a compact and agile city car with some quirky exterior styling features, such as the LED daytime running lights, contrasting coloured boot and rear spoiler. The entry-level Touch trim offers ISOFIX child seat anchors, hill start assist, audio system with USB connectivity and front electric windows. Its light chassis means that the 1.0-litre engine has no trouble on the road, and is very cost effective, averaging 75mpg with less than 90g/km CO2 emissions.

Offers correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change. Calls may be recorded for quality or training purposes. Models shown for illustrative purposes. Cars advertised are available at branches listed or from group stock and are subject to availability. Arnold Clark Automobiles Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and acts as a credit broker sourcing credit to assist with your purchase from a carefully selected panel of lenders (listed on our website). Lenders may pay us a fee for these introductions. A guarantor may be required. Applicants must be 18 years or over. All offers and credit subject to status, terms and conditions.

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