When shopping for a vehicle there's always a few things to consider. And while your budget and monthly payment are usually at the top of the list, the local area where you live, and work can also play a part when deciding what type of vehicle is best for you. If you live in a more rural area, you probably don’t find yourself often dealing with narrow streets or tight parking spots, however for urban commuters, it can be a part of daily life.

Compact to mid-size vehicles are well-suited for more urban areas due to their smaller footprint, which helps with navigating tight parking city streets. Smaller vehicles come with the added benefit of fuel efficiency so you’re likely to enjoy higher MPGs resulting in fewer trips to the pump. You may be thinking going smaller limits your options. However, even if you decide to narrow your choices down to compact vehicles, you're still left with plenty of options in sedans, hatchbacks, and even crossovers, with some of the most popular models available in the segment.

What Are the Best Cars for City Driving?

Some of the best cars for city driving include the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. Both are compact and efficient with sleek modern styling, and both have a great reputation for long-term reliability. Or if you're in need of a bit more cargo space, crossovers such as the Jeep Compass, Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 are great options that can also be helpful with winter driving conditions when equipped with all-wheel drive.

While these are some of our top picks for compact cars and crossovers, there are many more excellent options to choose from. Check out the used cars at your local Hertz Car Sales location. We feature a big selection of popular compact vehicles that are affordable, high quality, and well-suited for every lifestyle. We offer a 12-month/12,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 7-day Hertz Buy Back Guarantee.

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