What's the best car to replace my ageing Renault Clio?

I am replacing my 12-year-old Renault Clio. I want something similar, possibly more estate like, with five doors and a petrol engine. A large boot with a wide opening is a key requirement. What do you recommend I buy?

Asked on 10 September 2021 by Paul

Answered by Dan Powell
I would recommend the Ford Puma and SEAT Arona. Both are based on small hatchbacks (Fiesta and Ibiza) and will be similar in size to your Clio. The Puma and Arona are available with excellent 1.0-litre petrol engines, but being crossover-styled cars they have a higher driving position and a larger boot.

The Puma has the biggest boot of the two with 456 litres, which is around 50 more than the Arona. The Puma also had a useful storage box in the boot called a 'megabox' which lets you store things like boots or golf clubs. It also has a drainage plug, which means you can hose it out.
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