City driving is something that most of us have to contend with. Whether it is the daily commute, the school run or simply heading out to the shops, we often find ourselves navigating busy traffic and tight spaces. However, with the right car, city driving can be much easier and you might even find it enjoyable. We’ve made a list of the best cars for driving around the city.
The Renault Twingo is the perfect car for urban driving. It is modern, compact and offers a fun but agile drive. If you’re interested in trying one for yourself, there are a number of Renault dealers in Essex, where you can view and trial some of the latest models. The Twingo supports an innovatively positioned engine in the rear of the car, which helps to give the front wheels more room to manoeuvre. This makes the car perfect for navigating through busy streets and tight corners on a daily basis. As well as a stylish exterior, the Twingo has plenty of options for customisation inside. The interior is modern and the car is equipped with all the latest technology to help make life easier, including hill-start assist.
Hyundai i10 Hatchback
The Hyundai i10 is the perfect city car for your family. It is comfortable and spacious while still being compact enough to manage city driving and parking on a daily basis. The Hyundai i10 has the standard engine choice of a 1.0 or 1.2-litre petrol engine. A 1.2-litre will give you a little more power which can be helpful if you want to drive the car outside of the city as well. The Hyundai i10 Hatchback has low-running costs thanks to the small engine, making it ideal for young families or commuters. The car is highly practical, with a spacious but basic interior and a sizeable boot.
The Skoda Citigo is the first budget-price city car brought out by Skoda. The Citigo is available as a three door car as well as a five-door, unlike the Hyundai i10 and Renault Twingo, which widens the appeal. The Citigo has everything you could want and need from a city car; it is able to deliver on speed and performance as well as being agile. The car is lightweight which helps the small 1.0-litre petrol engine deliver, although it might need a bit of extra work in order to do so. Inside there is enough space to allow four to be seated comfortably and the boot space is reasonable.
Modern and stylish, the Toyota Aygo is a city car which delivers on both looks and driving experience. Again, the car has a 1.0-litre petrol engine, which is suitable for driving around the city but may need to be worked harder when driving out of town to maintain speed. The car handles well, the light steering makes it easy make sharp turns and park in tight spaces. The interior is highly customisable although the standard version is modern and stylish. The car also comes with a range of technology, such as the touch screen in the middle of the dashboard which provides a range of information and a rear view camera.