Choosing the right city car for you
Navigating traffic can be a pain when driving as we're sure you'll agree. That's why we'd recommend a car that is agile, comfortable and easy to manoeuvre.
Based on the above, we have listed our top recommendations below and divided them into three separate categories:
- Small city cars
- Electric city cars
- Practical city cars
Small city cars are worth considering if you do the majority of your driving in the city, since they're easy to park and efficient.
Electric models typically cost more, but produce zero emissions and will reduce running costs on an annual basis. We've also included some practical options for you to consider since city cars aren't renowned for having big boots or large cabins.
Best small city cars
The C1 has plenty of character, plus a peppy choice of petrol engines, making it a great fit for the city.
If you're a fan of retro styling, then the 500 is easy to recommend. Plus, they're affordable to run and fun to drive.
We're big fans of the AYGO, which has a stylish appearance and an efficient petrol engine. It's hard to ignore Toyota reliability, too.
The up! will be cheap to run, yet will offer refinement levels that put some cars in the class above to shame.
Best electric city cars
The i3 has a futuristic interior design that places emphasis on being eco-friendly, making it a compelling choice if you want something upmarket.
MINI are renowned for their retro styling and "go-kart like" handling, the only difference with this one is that it's all-electric.
A punchy electric motor and quirky interior make the Zoe a fun electric car to own and drive on a daily basis.
The Mii made the transition to all-electric power a little while ago, making it one of the cheapest city cars to run.
Most practical city cars
It may not be the most popular car in the world, but the i10 is well made and comes with plenty of safety equipment as standard.
The Picanto is a dependable city car that's affordable to run. Plus, some used models still benefit from Kia's 7-year warranty.
The latest Micra is bigger than its predecessors, but its agility and spritely engines mean it's still a great choice for urban driving.
Something of a left-field choice, the Ignis is a quirky city car that has a decent boot and plenty of headroom inside for taller adults.
Our Personal Advisors are here to help you
Choosing the right car for your needs can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be.
If you haven't found the right car for you on our website, then please feel free to visit one of our CarStore Centres. A Personal Advisor will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and then make a recommendation that they think is right for you.
Alternatively, you can browse our used cars to see if there are any cars that you like the look of.