Top 10 City Cars for Day-to-Day Use


Let’s face it; there are times when your souped-up sports machine isn’t the most appropriate car for the job, and jobs you don’t want it doing. These are the top ten city run around cars for everyday errands.

  1. Kia Picanto

A nice ride in theory with a plush cabin and plenty of equipment, the overall performance lets the Picanto down.

  1. Toyota Aygo

A good car overall, but you shouldn’t believe all of the hype. The interior is a little basic and some of the aesthetic choices—like the X-shaped bumper detailing—is a matter of taste.

  1. Vauxhall Viva

It’s not the most stylish or spacious, but the Viva is one of the safest cars out there, as well as having an overall low cost of maintenance.

  1. Peugeot 108

For such a compact, economical car the 108 boasts a surprising array of infotainment options as standard while still being one of the cheapest and most practical cars on the market.

  1. Fiat Panda

So reliable it’s practically immortal and spacious enough for any chore, the Panda is substance over style but delivers on both. Bonus points for the name.

  1. Volkswagen up!

You’ll never feel uncomfortable in an up! with its lush interior, excellent aesthetics, and smooth ride. The only thing that lets it down is that it’s a little pricier than the similar Mii and Citigo without offering much of substance in return.

  1. Citroën C1

The C1 is easy to drive and has a little more power behind it than alternatives. It accelerates well without sacrificing comfort as well as being fuel efficient, stylish, and reasonably priced with even its swankier configurations coming in just over £8,000 from Robins and Day.

  1. SEAT Mii

Though some configurations aren’t great for motorway driving, the Mii handles like a dream and is a little sleeker than its sibling the VW up!

  1. Skoda Citigo

A roomy vehicle that’s cheap to buy and run but still fun to drive might sound too good to be true but the Citigo makes that dream a reality. Despite being one of the cheapest options, it’s the total package.

  1. Hyundai i10

Winner of What Car?’s best city car award for 2016, the i10 is compact yet spacious, with a quiet, comfortable ride. It’s also great value for money and cheap to run.