The 12 Best City Cars in 2020

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These City Cars Are Practical, Parkable, and Even Peppy

When you live in a city, driving extended-cab pickups and three-row SUVs can be a real nightmare. Narrow streets, subterranean parking garages, and tiny parking spaces make smaller cars and SUVs the easier choices to live with. With city-friendly vehicles, you can say goodbye to folding in your side mirrors as you creep along narrow residential streets hoping not to scratch anyone’s paint.

We’ve rounded up a dozen cars that are easy to live with in urban areas. We chose vehicles that have small footprints, agile handling, and roomy interiors. Many of these cars also come with long lists of infotainment and safety features to keep you entertained and mitigate the chance of a fender-bender in traffic. 

Our scores change as new information becomes available, so the scores and rankings mentioned in this slideshow might not exactly match what you find in the full review of each car. 

Read on to learn about the best city cars on the market in 2020.

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