Living in the big city offers plenty of perks, but parking and getting through traffic with ease can be a challenge. City dwellers need to choose a vehicle that provides good mileage and has added safety features. Plus, the car needs to be able to handle the occasional adventure outside city limits when it’s time to hit the road to explore the great outdoors. Here are some of the best used cars for city dwellers that fit the bill:
Sporty and easy to handle, this compact SUV is ideal for those who need some extra cargo space but don’t want a super-sized vehicle to maneuver city streets. The vehicle is built with Honda Sensing technology that improves driver safety — a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Lane Keeping Assist System can help you steer clear of accidents.
Another compact SUV that provides the extra space you need and easy handling, the Kia Sportage provides a comfortable ride in and around the city. The car provides 30 MPG so you’ll get lots of mileage out of your daily commute. It’s also designed with driver assist features, including Parking Assist and Blind-Spot Detection.
If you’re looking for a solid hybrid vehicle, the Toyota Prius might be your best bet for navigating city streets. The car offers great fuel economy — approximately 54 MPG in newer models — and boasts a spacious interior for its class. It’s also equipped with active safety features, including pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, and pre-collision warning signals. The car’s designed with a 60/40 rear split seats so you can fold seats down to make some extra room for cargo when needed.
Providing 30 MPG in the city and 41 MPG on the highway, the Ford Focus is another option for cars with good fuel economy. The car has sports car-like handling and a stylish design. Pick up the hatchback version if you need some extra storage space. Newer models have received five-star safety ratings and luxury models include safety features, including lane departure warning systems. If you do a lot of driving in the city during the winter months, you can get a Focus with a Cold Weather package that includes heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and all-weather floor mats.
The Subaru Outback has a longstanding history as a well-rounded and versatile vehicle. Designed with sporty elements and available with a larger engine suitable for towing, this is an all-purpose vehicle for both city and country driving. The Vehicle Dynamics Control system allows for easy handling in the middle of congested streets and the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system helps you stay on the road during inclement weather. Some vehicles are equipped with an All-Weather package that will make winter driving a more comfortable experience.