The Suzuki Swift takes top honours on our list as the best value small car under $20k. The GL Navi with the Safety Pack comes in at $19,690 and has the most expansive safety offering on this list. Included is freeway-speed auto emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lane keep assist.
The Swift also has a great multimedia offering with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and built-in navigation.
Bonus points are awarded for standard alloy wheels and its good looks.
On the downside, the Swift has an average 66kW/120Nm 1.2-litre engine and the smallest boot out of all the cars on this list. The five-year warranty is also conditional on you servicing it every six months (too often) at a Suzuki dealer.