City Cars

Though these cars might typically be considered on the lower end of the market, they bring a sense of luxury to the city driving experience. Nothing compares to being able to slip easily between traffic and park in tight spots.
With that said, there is still substantial variation in the quality of different small cars designed for the city. Here we collect the best of the best.
Skoda Citigo
As the name might imply, this car is designed for an urban landscape. The Citigo is an impressive car from Skoda. The carmaker has certainly shed its Soviet roots and has come a long way. The Citigo regularly tops lists of the best city car.

The car comes in a range of trims and specs. In the top of the range model you get alloy wheels, tinted glass windows and bluetooth connectivity.
There are two engine sizes to choose from. There’s the 59 bhp version as well as the 74bhp version. Both have a 1.0-liter engine.
Speed is not fantastic, but efficiency is excellent. Skoda claims that the car will do 62.8 mpg.
Toyota Aygo
It seems as if Toyota have gotten a little tired of making the same car over and over again. With the new Aygo, they’ve taken as different design language. The unusual front end of the car is allegedly based on manga comic books. It has a strange cross pattern that runs from the hood down to the wheel arches.
What makes the car great isn’t the new looks. It’s the impressive architecture under the all the body work. The car now feels a lot more supple than the older versions. And it makes a good amount of noise in the corners. The steering isn’t bad either and is by most accounts light and airy. That certainly helps when it comes to parking. You should be able to pick up a new Aygo from a reputable Toyota dealer.

Hyundai i10
Hyundai set out to prove that you could have a genuinely enjoyable driving experience in a city car. And they weren’t mistaken. They took what was otherwise an unpleasant buzz box and transformed it into a car with all the life and quality of a top of the range supermini.
Hyundai’s design philosophy for this car is practicality. Unlike the Skoda, it only comes in a 5-door version. And the build quality is very high. It’s more akin to what you would expect from a new Golf than a new Hyundai.
Of course, Hyundai is a relatively small player in a vast market. So they’ve got a lot to prove.

Vauxhall Viva
The Vauxhall has a lot to commend it, not least the extraordinarily low price. The original Viva proved popular in Europe when it was first launched. And the new model builds on this success.
The car is far better equipped than most of its rivals. It has electric windows, cruise control and even electric mirrors as standard. Air conditioning is a slightly pricey add-on. But not significant when you consider the car as a whole package.

If you’re constantly traveling around the city, navigating winding streets and parking in tricky spots, then getting a city car would be a fantastic investment. City cars are cool because they’re cheap to run, offer quality driving, and are a practical UK car leasing option.

Below, we’ve had a look at some of the best city cars on offer. Ranging from the cheap and cheerful, to the stylish and highly practical. Take a look and see which city car would suit you best!

Fiat 500

This car is all about style, and the 500’s funky retro design makes it great fun to cruise around the city. This quirky car has some pretty flexible engines too, and is one of the safest superminis you can opt to drive. There’s a bit more interior and boot space than the Chevrolet Spark, but not by much. Remember, you’ll also have to pay extra for specs such as air conditioning.

Chevrolet Spark

The Spark is nifty little city car which is quite cheap too. It’s reasonably practical, and the higher spec versions get a decent amount of kit. Although it’s fun and easy to drive in an urban environment, the engine can get a little bit noisy at times, and there’s not a great amount of space inside. It makes for a great vehicle leasing choice, as there are only second-hand models available now.

Volkswagen Up!

We love VW and the VW Up! is possibly one of the best choices on this list if we were to buy a car to drive around a city in. Not only does this car have a classic chic style, but it offers wonderful performance too. There’s a decent amount of space inside, the engine is economical, and it’s plenty of fun to drive. The only downside is that the Up! can be a little bit pricey when compared to other superminis in the same category.

Skoda Citigo

The Citigo definitely ranks as one of the best city cars around, and although it may not be as stylish at the Fiat 500 or Up! it has some fantastic performance and engines to offer. It is economical and well built, but also gives drivers some good value for money. Although it does struggle at higher speeds, it’s super cheap to buy and run.

Citroen C1

The C1 out of all the city cars we think looks the coolest. It’s a great modern choice for people who live in the city, and want something nippy and practical, but with style. Most versions of the C1 come well equipped, and the light and easy steering makes parking a breeze. The ride can be a little bumpy at times, and the rear space is on the small side too.