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Best City Cars
2016 is almost over and has been a great year for car enthusiasts, as we have seen some amazing vehicles making their debut and hitting the dealerships. If you are ready to welcome the new-year by purchasing a brand-new set of wheels, check out our list of the best city cars for 2017 to choose an ideal car.
1. 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback
Boasting a sporty and compact hatchback design, the 2017 Ford Focus is a remarkable city car thanks to its impressive interior amenities and fuel efficient powertrain. It is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 160 horsepower and has an estimated EPA rating of 25/34 mpg city/Hwy. The 2017 Ford Focus packs some advanced features such as SYNC3 voice-activated infotainment system, rear view camera, Mykey and more. The starts at $16,775.
2. 2017 Nissan Leaf
Equipped with an 80 kW electric motor along with a 30 kWh lithium-ion battery, the 2017 Nissan Leaf is an excellent choice for those looking for a fuel efficient city car. The engine generates 107 horsepower and has a range of up to 107 miles. It also features advanced technologies including Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System. The base model starts at $30,680.
3. 2017 Fiat 500L
The 2017 Fiat 500L is popular for its practicality and the attractive exterior styling. With rear-seats folded, the cargo space can be extended to 22.4 cubic feet, which can be further increased to 68 cubic feet if the seats are pushed down. On the inside, it features UConnect 5.0 inch infotainment system with BEATS Audio sound system. The 2017 Fiat 500L carries a 1.4L engine with 160 horsepower and has an estimated EPA rating of 22/30 city/Hwy mpg.
4. 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Starting at a price of $24,725, the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is both stylish and powerful. It boasts a power-folding soft top, which can be controlled easily with a push of a button. Under the hood, the 2017 Beetle carries a turbo-charged 1.8L engine churning out170 horsepower and has an estimated fuel economy rating of 24/33 mpg city/Hwy.
5. 2017 Hyundai i10
The 2017 Hyundai i10 carries a 1.0L gasoline engine spawning 66 horsepower and delivering an amazing fuel economy of 45 mpg combined. It is loaded with latest technological facilities such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as automatic air-conditioning system, heated steering wheel and heated front seats (available as an option). The 2017 Hyundai i10 costs $15,600.
6. 2017 Smart Fortwo
Built by the “smart” division of Daimler AG, the 2017 Smart Fortwo is a two seater electric car equipped with a three-phase synchronous AC motor supplying 80 horsepower and has a range of up to 100 miles. The best part is that it can be easily charged through the 120V household power outlet. The 2017 Smart Fortwo wears a price tag of $18,900.
7. 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage excels in terms of fuel economy, thanks to its 1.2L MIVEC DOHC engine delivering 78 horsepower and an average fuel rating of 37/43 mpg city/Hwy. It also includes tons of impressive interior features including a 6.5-inch infotainment display with smartphone integration as well as high-end safety facilities such as hill start assist, key-less entry and electric power steering assist. The price of the 2017 Mirage starts from $12,995.
8. 2017 Chevrolet Spark
Awarded with the “Highest Ranked City Car in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power, the 2017 Chevrolet Spark is an ideal city car due to its powerful 1.4L engine with 98 horsepower. The fuel economy stands at 38 mpg Hwy. It features built-in WiFi capability and advanced safety facilities including rear vision camera, rear park assist, forward collision alert and lane departure warning. The price starts from $13,000.