Looking for the perfect car for urban driving? We’ve put together our top five city cars that make driving in busy areas a joy.
Driving in the city can be a bit of a chore. Narrow streets, busy roads. The never-ending battle to find a decent parking space. If the city is your home, then you’ll need a car suited to the environment. So what do you need from a city car?
Good fuel economy is a must, especially as you will be stuck in congestion more often than not. Great handling is another must have, for navigating in and out of tight streets. It must also be easy to park as, with space at a premium, you will need to be able to park in whatever space you can.
Here is Creditplus’ selection of the best city cars for 2018.
It’s little surprise that some of the best city cars come from the far east. With their large urban sprawls, Japanese and Korean car companies have the perfect proving ground for their city cars.
The Hyundai i10 is one of the best on the market. It makes the most of the space available, with a compact size made up for with a bit extra height. Handling is designed for sharp turns in city centres, with the steering quick to realign itself.
Another key selling point is how light it feels. This is especially useful when it comes to parking, as you won’t be wrestling it into tight spaces. The i10 comes with two engine options, 1.0 litre and a 1.2. Overall, it’s a great city car. But if you head out into the country often, it might not be the one for you.
If you live in the city, then there’s no excuse not to go for an electric car. With plenty of charging points and driving distances being shorter, choosing an electric car will help make the air cleaner for you and your neighbours too.
One of the best on the market with the perfect size for the urban sprawl is the Renault Zoe. It has plenty of upgrades available, including climate control and in-car entertainment. It’s also fun and easy to drive.
And if you do decide to venture further afield, the Renault Zoe has one of the best ranges of any electric car – 250 miles.
One of the most stylish and quirky cars on the market, the Fiat 500 has been designed for tight Italian streets. Handling is great around tight corners, and the high seating position will make squeezing through or into tight spaces a cinch.
But you don’t buy a Fiat 500 just for its driving. It’s the stylish exterior and interior that makes it a great choice for the urban-dwelling fashionista. It doesn’t have a big boot, but it will make a big impression wherever you go.
German cars are known for two things – precision engineering and driveability. The Volkswagen Up combines both in a small package ideal for city living. Despite being smaller than other VWs, it still has the same sharp handling and responsive acceleration.
There’s also a wide range of equipment available, and you’ll be able to quickly connect your phone to the car’s entertainment system, should you choose that option.
But the biggest selling point is the amount of space in the front for the driver and passenger. So if it’s normally just the two of you, then the Volkswagen Up is a great, comfortable choice.
One of the most practical small cars on the market, the Kia Picanto’s five doors make it a great option for a small family car. There’s a lot of boot space for your shopping or a buggy, and that space is felt when you sit four people inside. A little bit of extra comfort.
Another key feature that makes it a great city family car is its soft suspension, making the ride nice and comfortable.
There’s also a range of connective technology available, meaning you can connect your Apple or Android phone to the car with ease. Plug in and play your favourite tunes with ease.
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