City life has a lot to offer but if you’re a car owner, you’ll need to deal with rush-hour traffic and the difficulty of finding parking spaces in constantly congested areas. There’s no denying that some cars are more suited to the city than others. Everyday commuting in traffic and parallel parking can become a nightmare if you’re not driving the right car.
If you’re in the market for a new car and are living in the city, we’ve shared some of our top picks for you. These cars have small exteriors, offer top-notch fuel economy, and have roomy interiors, all the qualities needed to be the perfect city driving car.
2018 Volkswagon GTI – $27,595
The VW GTI managed to outperform every compact car and hatchback in every department. It comes with a high safety score and the longest warranties in its class, making it a practical buy for a city car. It’s agile handling and peppy acceleration make it fun to drive and perfect for the city.
2018 Kia Rio – $13,900
The Kia Rio got a redesign in 2018, which catapulted it to the top of the sub-compact car list. Several features were introduced in this model, such as power windows and locks, along with optional high-tech features, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This hatchback sedan will only set you back $14,000 making it one of the most affordable city cars on our list. The Kia Rio has an exceptional safety rating and near-perfect reliability.
2019 Chevy Sonic – $15,420
You can get the 2019 Chevy Sonic in sedan and hatchback variants with a spacious interior in both variants. It is a subcompact car that is excellent for weaving through busy traffic and has a spacious interior that is perfect for stretching out on long commutes. The interior isn’t the best, but you still get luxury features, such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a touch-screen infotainment system.
2019 Chevy Bolt EV – $36,620
The all-electric Chevrolet Bolt is the perfect city car, but it isn’t cheap. This is the most expensive city car on our list, but it does have its benefits. Despite its small size, you get an extensive range of features and a spacious interior. One of the standout benefits of the Bolt is that it allows you to go over 200 miles on a single charge, and with one of the longest electric ranges in the market, you get an exceptional economy in the city.
2019 Hyundai Kona – $19,990
The 2019 Hyundai Kona is highly rated among subcompact SUVs; it comes with an upscale interior, powerful engines, and engaging handling. It is fast enough to drive around town but compact enough to fit into tight spaces. It provides you with standard safety features, such as driver-attention monitoring, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, and a rearview camera.