Our Favourite City Cars
Here at Leasing Options we love all our vehicles, and also know that often great things can come in small packages! This month we're celebrating city cars, these are our favourite little rippers...
Although late onto the city car scene, the Vauxhall Adam has certainly made an impact with its modern and striking looks. The front seats offer a large amount of leg and head room, with many options on both the passenger and driver seat for adjustments. In addition to the vast array of standard kit, the tech pack includes rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring and the Intelilink infotainment system which will connect up to your smartphone allowing the car to access Sat-Nav.
The Fiat 500 boasting iconic Italian styling and offers light steering and ideal suspension for a city car. Inside, the car feels well built, with a generous amount of equipment fitted with the Lounge trim. Offering 60mpg and 0-60 in 12.9 seconds, the Fiat is both economical and fun to drive. Inside, the materials are of good quality, stylish bold colours and substantial buttons make the dash easy to navigate
The Polo has been around for over 40 years and plays a huge role setting the benchmark for other superminis. It is marginally faster than the Fiat, reaching 0-62 in 10.8 seconds. The Beats pack sets it apart from other styling packs with the addition of sports seats, tinted rear windows, gloss black radiator grille, 16-inch alloy wheels and an eight-channel amplifier.
Measuring almost 500mm less in length than the Polo, the ForFour has clearly been designed with city driving in mind, it also offers a tight turning circle of 8.65m, which can only be beaten by the London black cabs. The engine is placed at the rear meaning the front seats offer a more comfortable amount of legroom. The car’s small engine means running costs and duty are minimal.
Kia’s answer to a small car that is cheap to run and doesn’t compromise on space or driving experience is the Picanto. It is one of the sector's most competitive in terms of build quality and it comes with a range of equipment too, being awarded the ‘Most Dependable City Car’ in 2016 by JD Power. The vehicel performs at its best on shorter city journeys as the engine needs to be revved quite hard to make progress. Light steering, clear controls and a comfortable upright driving position make the Picanto an ideal small car.
The C3 has an incredibly cost effective way of dealing with any possible damage. Borrowing its style from the C4 Cactus, the Air Bump side inserts mean minor dents and bangs are absorbed by the plastic panels which can be easily replaced. Furthermore, your no claims bonus in more serious scrapes are protected by the dashcam which comes as standard. Distinctive style, an abundance of technology and the C3's comfortable ride all combine to make this a difficult car to ignore.
Since 2009, the Fiesta has been Britain’s most popular car. With a spacious interior, impressive fuel economy, and a lengthy list of kit, it’s no wonder the Ford Fiesta has been such a hit over the years. The ST includes a number of options giving the car a sportier look, including sport seats, a roof spoiler, a honey-combe style grille and dark surround for the fog lights, plus sports suspension and 17 inch alloys.