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Best city carsBack


120613 Volkswagen UpThe demand for city cars remains high as many motorists are becoming more sensible with their choices, opting for models that are kinder on the environment as well as the purse strings.

This year has seen the facelift of a number of new models, to include the new Kia Picanto, one of our picks below, and we can expect plenty more to come.

Check out Trusted Dealer’s short-list of the best city cars to hit the UK roads, offering the very best in style, versatility and economy.:

Kia Picanto: Prices from £2994.00 used

The new generation Kia Picanto is designed with style in mind, not only is it a small, highly affordable car, it looks fabulous on the road too. To drive, it offers the refinement you’d expect from a larger car as well as responsive handling. It’s cheap to buy and cheap to run and one of its biggest selling points is its unique 7 year warranty which is offered exclusively by Kia and currently unrivaled by any other manufacturer.

Fiat 500: Prices from £5441.00 used

The Fiat 500 offers a quirky alternative to a MINI minus the larger price tag. It’s an affordable car which puts fun back into driving – it’s cute too, and offers a well laid out cabin offering plenty of space for four adults. In fact, the Fiat 500 is surprisingly practical, packed with airbags and a chassis that is shared with the Ford Ka. Climb behind the wheel and you’re in for a fun ride from its ultra-eco two cylinder petrol engine known as Twinair. There is plenty of options with which to personalise the Fiat 500 as well as a large amount of safety kit included as standard.

Volkswagen Up! Prices from £6990.00 used

Winner of the What Car? City Car of the Year 2013, the Volkswagen Up! takes some beating when it comes to running costs and the fact that it is yet another exceptional car offered by the team at Volkswagen, whose badge alone is often enough to entice the punters. The VW Up! offers an impressive amount of space inside for its size coupled with an economical range of petrol engines, plenty of high-tech kit and of course the infamous VW build quality.

Smart Fortwo: Prices from £4995.00 used

This is a unique car which is unrivalled by its peers when it comes to its ability to park almost anywhere. It can attempt spaces that other drivers just wouldn’t consider thanks to its teeny tiny dimensions. Running costs and emissions are very low so it’s a fantastic choice for city driving. Venture out of the city and you might struggle on a motorway as the ride is firm and it does lack some essential kit, but all in all, it’s a good pick of the bunch for a city run around.


Posted by Leana Kell on 12/06/2013