What small car is best for town driving and long journeys?

Hyundai i20 cornering, red, front

I would like a small car that is best for short journeys around town but is also OK on the motorway for the occasional weekend away to see friends. What car would offer the best value? LK, Dorking

New Car Advice says: Small cars have come a long way in recent years, and most will now offer what you’re asking for in terms of being good around town but also able to tackle motorway journeys in comfort. With value being a big consideration we’d recommend looking at the Hyundai i20, which is keenly priced, economical and comes with a five-year warranty, and don’t rule out the Ford Fiesta either. With a new model about to go on sale there are some big discounts available on the current version. Whatever car you choose, given you’ll be doing predominantly short journeys we’d recommend opting for a petrol engine rather than diesel.