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What Are The Best City Cars On The Market?

Published: 18th October 2019

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Small cars are the perfect way of getting around a busy city or suburban area, allowing drivers flexibility while commuting on busy streets. They also generally come with better fuel economy than larger cars. With a fuel-efficient city car, you will notice a significant difference in your wallet, with the same amount of fuel taking you further. So, if you spend a lot of time driving in a city, and thinking about getting a more convenient and fuel-efficient car then keep on reading. There are plenty out there that are perfect for zipping around any city. Here are some of the best.

Vauxhall Corsa 

The Corsa is Vauxhall’s ever-popular supermini and has been consistently placed among the top 5 bestselling cars in the United Kingdom for over 15 years. It is well equipped with the latest technology even at entry-level. But, if you are looking for more; the ‘intellilink’ infotainment system is available in the next trim up. The Vauxhall Corsa is fun to drive, offers excellent grip and body control, and the light steering makes it great for city commuting. 

Renault Clio ICONIC 

The Renault Clio ICONIC has been a consistently designed and economical car since the first version arrived back in 1991. It faces strong competition from the likes of the Ford Fiesta, Skoda Fabia and Kia Rio, but stands out in the market because of its distinctive style both inside, and out. It is a technically accomplished car that is characterful and fun to drive even on busy city roads which has made this model one of Europe’s favourites. 

Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper is a popular version of the Mini Hatchback. Both the petrol and diesel versions come with 1.5L engine. The standard version of the Mini is a great car to drive, but the Cooper version makes it even more suitable to drive around a city or suburban area. The extra power means that the Cooper model is more vigorous, but the performance improvements are not enough to affect insurance premiums too much. 

Hyundai i20

More and more Hyundai i20s are being seen on the road these days, becoming a popular choice for drivers as the ideal city car for daily commutes. It boasts modern functionality and all-round features in addition to its economical fuel consumption, further boosts its popularity stake in the hotly contested city car segment. Overall its a solidly built, well equipped and good value hatchback. 

Peugeot 308 Active

The Peugeot 308 Active is a classy all-rounder that performs well in all situations, especially inner-city commutes. It’s a family hatchback that is aimed at drivers that would typically go for similar models such as a Ford Focus or Vauxhall Astra. This car is a serious contender for best in class. It’s got a spacious boot, an economical engine and ticks all the boxes in terms of driving experience. The Peugeot 308 Active perfectly combines comfort and driveability. The suspension smooths out the majority of bumps on the road but still manages to feel sporty thanks to the sharp steering and perfectly sized steering wheel. 

Mazda 2

Mazda is known for making some of the most reliable and best-handling cars on the market. And, the Mazda 2 is no exception. In fact, it is one of the best city cars out there. It’s chassis is playful and modern, which makes it a fun car to drive at both low-speed and in more spirited conditions. This hasn’t comprised city usability though. The car remains agile and is easy to drive around tighter streets and suburban areas. 

Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is distinguished by its economical engine and overall low running cost, which makes it such an attractive car to those looking for an affordable means of travel. It is a three-door city car that has been around for over 10 years and has been consistently popular among car buyers ever since. That’s in no doubt down to the fact it offers a characterful retro look, low running costs and an equally bright and cheerful interior.

Leasing a City Car With Wheels4Sure 

At Wheels4Sure, we have all of the city cars we have discussed in this blog post available to lease. All of our packages cover the first year’s road tax, servicing, breakdown cover, and full manufacturer’s warranty. We accept our car leasing applicants based on their current affordability, not credit history. In fact, we say yes to 95% of applications. Please contact us today on 0203 823 1010 or apply via our website to get started. 


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