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The Top Rated 10 Urban Cars

The year 2009, based on a United States census data, it is believed that one out of every six Americans lives in the best rated fifty incorporated cities- be that from Honolulu to New York. In case you are one of these people, then there is a chance that you are well aware about what it feels like to be shoehorned into one parallel, tight parking spot, to squeeze in between delivery trucks & dumpsters, or to witness the bumpers on your car accrue patchwork of several dimples!

Certain cars ease one’s urban burdens better than the others. This article focuses on the 10 top rated urban cars & the rating is based on surveys that focused on vehicle’s length, the turning circles, the driving visibility as well as parking aids. Also, personal driving impression has been looked into, so has EPA estimated fuel economy values in terms of city/highway/combined mileage ratings. We have also called out any car that did not have the folding side mirror.

Mini Cooper 2011

This car refuses to let go of its spot on the Ultimate Urban Car’s title! The car is short, barely more than 12 feet in length & it turns fairly tight circles & also offers the rear parking sensor. Ultimate urban cars aren’t merely about parking & this mini cooper has a wee size & nimble handling that makes it easy to scoot around slowpokes or delivery vehicles, especially in case you’re opting for S trim turbocharged level. Every Cooper has excellent brakes, so you are well-protected from the indiscretion of others, like a cell phone-obsessed pedestrian who does not know the street from the sidewalk. If you are living in a warmer climate, consider convertible, but in case you live in some wintry city, you should think twice before buying an S trim edition that rides a bit too firm for a pothole-ridden street.

  • The Length of this car is 146.8 inches
  • The Turning circle is 35.1 feet
  • Number of Seats is 4
  • The City MPG is 28 to 29 (on premium gas)

Chevrolet Cruze 2011

Chevrolet Cruze isn’t a flashy car, but it satisfies all basic needs of transportation of a driver amazingly well. The Chevy furthermore delivers very high-quality interiors coupled with a very good EPA estimated fuel economy….most importantly within a city & has a suspension which seems to eat up all potholes. This car is different from the other small-sized cars, it has a great backseat that can hold a number of friends for a dinner, the trunk of the car is quite big & the same space as some midsized sedans.

  • The Length of this car is 181.0 inches
  • The Turning circle is 35.8 to 36.4 feet
  • Number of Seats is 5
  • The City MPG is 22 to 28

Ford Fiesta 2011

This car has a cosmopolitan-look & happens to be the rage in all city-flocked areas in Europe, plus it suits urban America just as well. Manual transmission in this car has a light clutch & is smooth which goes better with the city rather than optional automatic mode, where the setup of twin-clutch has the car lurching around quite a bit when at a low speed. Either way, this car’s got a 30 mpg in the city as mileage & should therefore minimize your trips for refills at a pump. Suspension will tick off the alley ruts & manhole covers without lingering any aftershocks. The nimble steering on this car will have the driver maneuvering around the parked taxicabs & they won’t even break a sweat. The Sync system available on Ford will appeal to all tech enthusiasts, along with the app integrations for some Smart phones.

  • The Length of this car is 160.1 inches
  • The Turning circle is 34.4 feet
  • Number of Seats is 5
  • The City MPG is 28 to 29

Honda Fit 2011

This car is similar to a so called efficiency apartment, it’s a packaging miracle that can easily hold lots more than the minute exterior size of the car suggests. It has a roofline that is tall & a lower load floor that helps this hatchback in achieving a spacious 57.3 cubic ft of cargo space once you have the car’s backseat down. You can flip up the backseat & that will give it versatility which you cannot see normally in cars in this class. Talking of gas mileage, it goes high till 28 in the city & 35 mpg on the highway (automatic transmission).

  • The Length of this car is 161.6 inches
  • The Turning circle is 34.4 feet
  • Number of Seats is 5
  • The City MPG is 27 to 28

Hyundai Elantra 2011

The new cars coming in from Hyundai have been quite impressive, like Sonata’s family sedan & the Elantra compact cars that have been redesigned to impress. This model’s new 2011 design brings forward heavy doses of style to this small-car section, but Hyundai delivers on a practical front as well because every version of Elantra gives an EPA-estimation fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city & 40 mpg on the highway. The car’s design lays emphasis on the cabin too, which happens to be distinctive as well as functional. Elantra, generally speaking drives, looks & feels like one of the more expensive cars.

  • The Length of this car is 178.3 inches
  • The Turning circle is 34.8 feet
  • Number of Seats is 5
  • The City MPG is 29

Kia Forte 2011

Forte’s Kia debuted as this compact sedan that had 4-doored hatchback & a coupe following in a quick succession. The 2-doored version is fun & the 4-doored edition seems sensible, while the hatchback might be the most sensible option for a city dweller. You’ll obtain the same interiors that are well-designed & capable engine with several standard features & low pricing of a sedan. Don’t forget at this point the extra room for cargo. It might not drive very sportingly, like Mazda3 or Toyota Matrix; however Forte Kia costs a lot lesser & delivers much better mileage (gas).

  • The Length of this car is 170.9 inches
  • The Turning circle is 33.8 feet
  • Number of Seats is 5
  • The City MPG is 22 to 25

Kia Soul 2011

Boxy lines on Kia Soul relate to a Mini-Me edition of a delivery truck crawling on a city street. For all you know, if you get one of these in a shade of brown, the UPS drivers will be flashing you friendly honks. Soul’s 4-cylinder engine, where most trims hold 2.0-liters get your jobs done, maybe unremarkably, but the exceedingly assisted steering will come handy when driving @ urban speeds. This car flaunts trendy interiors that will appeal certain types of city dwellers, with all available features including speakers which illuminate in tune with the music you are playing.

  • The Length of this car is 161.6 inches
  • The Turning circle is 34.4 feet
  • Number of Seats is 5
  • The City MPG is 24 to 26

Nissan Leaf 2011

This is the perfect car for city dwellers. It has a range of 100 miles (pretty high!) & the car’s battery-electric Leaf’s great for average commuting. It is more efficient when you drive at a moderate speed than when on a highway, so a trip around a downtown area is where this car will be most capable. Contrasting a gas-powered car that will waste gas in a traffic jam, the battery of Leaf isn’t depleted while it crawls around, barring excessive utilization of heat or the air conditioner. The backup camera (optional) is an accomplishment for all parking purposes.

  • The Length of this car is 175.0 inches
  • The Turning circle is 34.2 feet
  • Number of Seats is 5
  • The City MPG is 106

Volkswagen Golf TDI 2011

Golf TDI is diesel powered where fuel economy & driving fun can happily coexist. VW Golf TDI’s been rated @ 30 mpg in the city & 42 mpg on the highway in all forms… diesel 4-cylinder has a robust torque  which is combined with nimble chassis & will have one slicing through the urban traffics in less time. Inside this Golf TDI, there are features which are superior & easily out-do any competitors cars. Two door & 4-door models of hatchback have versatile cabins that are capable of easily swallowing lot of cargo. This car will turn a diesel scepter into a firm believer!!!

  • The Length of this car is 165.4 inches
  • The Turning circle is 35.8 feet
  • Number of Seats is 5
  • The City MPG is 30 (diesel)

Toyota Yaris 2011

Toyota’s Yaris is one car that is capable of turning a complete circle in less than 31 feet. This feat is extraordinary & the car is handy in all tight corners & parallel parking spaces. This car’s fundamental exteriors leave no fog light or chrome trims at the risk of curb encounters, plus in a hatchback form, the stubby dimensions make it simple to wedge in tight spaces. Within the cabin’s 3 glove compartments, there is ample space for stashing valuables in such a way that they are away from the prying eyes of people. This car has a 4-cylinder which is peppy with 106 hp.

  • The Length of this car is 150.6 inches
  • The Turning circle is 30.8 feet
  • Number of Seats is 5
  • The City MPG is 29


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