Best Cars For City Driving

10 June 2021 Blog

There are many factors that come to mind that make a car great for city driving – compact, practical... easy to park! In addition to the practicality, you’re also after something that has a bit of style and flair to make heads turn as you cruise the city streets.

We’ve picked some of our favourite cars, whether they offer great fuel economy for stop start traffic, or handy features such as parking sensors and lane assist to help you better navigate the city.

Top Cars For City Driving 

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi VX Line Nav Black 

If you’re looking for stylish design that comes packed with technology, the Vauxhall Corsa is a standout choice. 

A fun drive, the Corsa delivers great fuel economy, delivering up to 58mpg. Its compact size makes it easy to guide down narrow city streets, as well as to squeeze into that last parking spot. 

If you’re driving around hillier cities, you’ll be grateful for the Corsa’s hill start assist that holds the car for a second whilst you swich between the brake and accelerator pedals (so no more fear of the dreaded roll back)!


Skoda Fabia 1.0 SE 

A perfect city car that is both stylish and dynamic, whilst also offering a high level of functionality. We’re loving the following features: 

  • Stop / start: automatically shuts off the engine to reduce the amount of time the engine is idling. This reduces fuel consumption and emissions – particularly advantageous if you’re stuck in a traffic jam or spending a lot of time waiting at traffic lights. 
  • Front collision assist mitigation: uses a radar to assess what is happening at the front of the car. It will administer a warning if it senses you’re too close to another vehicle. If an unavoidable collision is detected, the brakes will be applied to help minimise the consequences of the crash. 
  • Rear parking sensors: parallel parking in the city is nobody’s idea of fun. Rear parking sensors make that job a little bit easier 
  • Fuel economy: the Skoda Fabia delivers up to 65mpg 


Citroen C3 1.2 Origins 

Travel in comfort with the Citroen C3 1.2 Origins. It’s also packed with some great features whether you’re a regular city commuter, or you’re visiting for a mini break. Our top spec to look out for are: 

  • Lane departure warning - alerts you if you are veering out of your lane, this is particularly favourable if you are driving on main roads and motorways a lot 
  • Rear parking sensors – useful for on-street parking or squeezing in and out of tight bays 
  • Coffee break alert - be alerted when you’re due a break from driving with Citroen’s coffee break alert. The car will sound an alert and display ‘cup of coffee’ on the dashboard. 
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto - stuck in a jam or lots of stop start traffic? Make the journey smoother with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, it connects to your car’s infotainment system and control your phone from your car. 

We have thousands of cars in stock, no matter what your next city adventure throws at you. Browse our large choice of vehicles online, or visit your nearest branch where you can book a test drive and drive away with your new car the same day