Best city cars

Skoda Citigo Sport front tracking
Credits: Pete Gibson
1 Aug, 2014 7:15pm

We list the 10 best city cars on the market, offering low running costs, nimble handling and practical interiors

Buyers in the market for a city car are spoilt for choice. Once something of a niche market below traditional superminis, the city car class is now bursting at the seams with quality offerings from a range of manufacturers - with newcomers like the Skoda Citigo and Hyundai i10 being truly impressive cars.

There's something for everyone, too, whether you're looking for an efficient runaround that's cheap to insure, something practical or something with more of a sporting edge, buyers are well catered for.

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You shouldn't have to make compromises in this class, either. Most models come with five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings and the kind of hi-tech gadgets only premium cars featured just a few years ago, such as automatic braking. For many, a small city car will be a perfect choice of car: it offers all the comforts of a larger car without the higher running costs and with the added benefit of being great to drive in town.

With space being at such a premium in the city car class, manufacturers have endeavoured to make these cars more practical than ever. Some offer almost 1,000 litres of load space with the rear seats folded down and enough interior space to accommodate four adults. Also, thanks to such a competitive market, prices are extremely reasonable, meaning you can drive home in some of the best models in the class of less than £8,000.

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Here we’ve selected the 10 best city cars currently on the market. Click the links on the left to see our top picks, and find out which one suits you.