10 Great Cars For City Driving

Finding the right car for city driving comes down to price, fuel economy, comfort, reliability, and of course personal preference - meet our picks.

Today, there are so many cars to be found in the city. Most of them do not even look like they belong anywhere near the urban roads. They are way too big, make curbside parking much more difficult, and they often cause the most traffic. These cars are mainly full-size sedans, trucks, and SUVs. There are cars out there that have been made to specifically meet the needs of the people who either live in or travel to the city. Here is a list of all the cars that have been made for these people in the urban streets of the world.

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10 Smart Car

The Smart Car was introduced to the world in the late 1990s by one of the hands of Mercedes-Benz. Since then, there have been many different variants and designs. One design that has stayed true has been the size of the Smart Car. The size of one of the most famous models, the Fortwo, is 106.1 inches long, 61.4 inches wide, and 60.7 inches tall. If this doesn't convince someone who lives in the city to buy one, I am not sure what will. It is the most idealistic piece of machinery under a bicycle to get around the city and park.

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9 Volkswagen Beetle

Everyone knows the story of the Volkswagen Beetle. It is a small car that has some long history behind it. It is the "People's Car," designed for all occasions. Great fuel economy, tiny, and modestly options to make it affordable to anyone and everyone.  The newest and last model is 168.8 inches long, 71.9 inches wide, and 58.6 inches in height. It is probably the roomiest car on the list for the driver, although it doesn't have much of a back seat. It is not the smallest car on the list but it is also not a car to not be overlooked.

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8 MINI Cooper

The MINI Cooper. Mini is in the name so of course, it is going to be small in comparison to the rest of the cars in the market. Sitting at a length of 151.1 inches, 68 inches in width and a height of 55.7 inches, the 2019 MINI Cooper lives up to the name when compared to the trucks, SUVs, and sedans that take up the streets of the city. A car that gets good fuel economy, easy to park, and does not take up much room on the road is the kind of car people want for the city in a MINI.

7 FIAT 500

The FIAT 500 has recently been axed for the U.S. but it still left an impression for some. It is a small and cute looking car with a peppy engine with a mean bark. One of the smallest cars on the list, the 500 Pop comes in at a length of almost 140 inches, 64 inches in width, and 60 inches in height. The good thing, the 500 is one of the most affordable cars on the list. This means if people really want to, they can flood the city streets with this little Italian hatchback. There's a reason why the FIAT 500 works so well in the streets of Italy.

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6 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The new hatchback offered by Toyota is quite small when compared to the rest of the world's sedans and SUVs. With a designed length at 172 inches, a width of 70.5 inches, and a height of 57.1 inches, the Corolla Hatchback is one of the best-selected vehicles to drive in the city. Not to mention the reliability behind the brand. It is the longest one on the list but compared to a mid-sized sedan, the Corolla Hatchback is still smaller and maneuverable when placed next to a Camry. The little Toyota should not be overlooked by anyone if they live or drive in a city.

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5 VW Golf

The Volkswagen Golf measures up to 167.6 inches in length, 70.8 inches in width, and 58.2 inches in height. That's slightly smaller when compared to the Beetle and also a few inches off from the Corolla Hatchback. Less is best when it comes to city driving. The Volkswagen Golf should still be an easy car to drive, park, and get around in the city for city-goers and for those that live in an urban area. With a comfortable ride, impressive fuel economy, and maneuverability, the Volkswagen Golf should not be overlooked by anyone who lives and drives in the city.

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4 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

The Ford Fiesta Hatchback is the smallest of the vehicles on this list to be named. When measuring the Fiesta, it comes to 159.7 inches long, 58.1 inches high, and 71.6 inches wide with the mirrors folded in. The Fiesta is easy to get around in. It is easy to park. And it doesn't take up as much space as the sedans and SUVs that people drive today. Traffic should not be as bad if the cities had cars like the Fiesta Hatchback on the majority of the streets. So, don't overlook this car either. It deserves a second glance to be in everyone's thoughts when buying a car for the city.

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3 Honda Fit

The Honda Fit measures at a mere 161.4 inches in length, 67 inches in width, and 60 inches in height. This makes the Honda Fit a great candidate for parking and city driving due to it not being so large to take up much space. It is slightly larger than the Fiesta on this list but it is still on the small side. Put it next to a mid-size sedan and the difference will easily be seen. There is no hiding that the Honda Fit can make its way around a city without much difficulty.

2 Hyundai Veloster

The Hyundai Veloster is a 3-door hatchback that most might think is big, but it really isn't. The Hyundai Veloster measures at a length of 166.9 inches, 70.9 inches wide, and 55.1 inches high. Sure, it isn't the smallest on the list but it definitely isn't longest. For the people that live in the city or drive through it, the Veloster should be on the list of cars to look at while searching for cars to buy. Parking will be easy, to say the least, while maneuverability, ride comfort, and fuel economy are pretty well situated. Don't overlook the Hyundai Veloster and give it a second glance.

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1 Chevrolet Spark

The Chevrolet Spark is one of the smallest cars on the list. To properly place it, the Spark is just slightly longer than the FIAT 500 and the Smart Fortwo. At a length of 143.1 inches, a width of 62.8 inches, and a height of 58.4 inches, the Spark is the third-best candidate of the ten cars featured. Parking, city driving, almost anything that has to deal with the displeasures of city driving can be alleviated for the city drivers by purchasing a Chevrolet Spark instead of SUVs and sedans. Maybe one day in the near future it will happen. Or, maybe it won't.

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