If you spend a lot of your time driving in the city, you know how important it is to have a reliable car. That’s where city cars come in, they’re small for easy parking, boast high mpg to compensate for urban driving and come equipped with comfortable interiors for a great drive. On top of this, they’re great for cheap insurance too!
Find out what the best city cars are this year in the list below.
The Volkswagen Up has gathered a number of excellent reviews thanks to its excellent 64.2 – 68.9 mpg, modern cabin and fantastic infotainment system. This model has a range of petrol engines to choose from, as well as an electric, zero-emissions option.
The Up’s flat back makes it perfect for parking in tight city spots and the 5-door option adds extra convenience for those who often have passengers.
The Hyundai i10 is a “city car with a big car feel”. The fastest option from the range of i10s achieves 0-62mph in 12.1 seconds and has fantastic 57.6 mpg.
Inside, the cabin is refined for a comfortable drive – suppressing wind, tyre and engine noise. That means this city car doesn’t have to stay in the city; promising a more than comfortable drive when travelling on the motorway.
The Toyota Aygo has a standout style, with an instantly recognisable X crossing over the front of the car. Delivering an impressive 69 mpg, the Aygo has an awesomely economic engine that will see people saving money on fuel even during rush hour traffic.
The quality and features of the interior depends on which trim you choose. There are seven different options, ranging from ‘x’ to ‘x-claim’. Of course, the top ranges will include the best features.
The Peugeot 108 is a big step up from the 107, with a decent engine and 69 mpg. It has improved its interior and the cabin blocks out much more road noise than the 107 ever managed to.
Like the Aygo, there are a variety of trims to choose from. Any trim higher than ‘Access’ comes with an easy-to-use touchscreen for a modernised city car feel. This certainly helps when trying to navigate the complicated side streets of the city!
The Ford Ka+ is an ideal option for those seeking space, practicality and affordability without as much focus on aesthetics. Achieving a decent 56.5 mpg, the Ka+ will see you through the city for an admirable amount of time before you have to think about filling up again.
If you don’t mind a basic interior design, the driveability of the Ka+ is great. It’s smooth with a little bit of extra torque to help pull it forward without too much effort: perfect for those driving in a city with hills.
The Fiat 500 is still one of the most iconic small hatchbacks, holding close to the Mini Cooper and VW Beetle. In urban areas, the 500 achieves around 49.6 mpg which makes it a superb option for those who want a bit of style.
The newest model of the 500 has functional similarities to the Fiat Panda, which bodes well for reliability and longevity.
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