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The top 10 best city cars of 2019

The category of city car is always a tightly run race and nothing has changed this year. With over 45 years of experience providing used cars, McCarthy Cars has seen a range of makes, models and specifications come and go, so what’s in the lead in 2019? Here’s a summary of the top 10 city cars, many of which are currently available at McCarthy Cars.

Vauxhall Viva

The Vauxhall Viva is a five-door hatch that gives you great value for money and a surprising amount of interior space. It’s not fancy but it’s very comfy to drive and has all the quality hallmarks of the Vauxhall brand.

Suzuki Celerio

As a lesser known city car, the Suzuki Celerio comes up trumps with its modest price tag and comfortable drive. It’s a highly practical small car that is quiet and smooth to drive.

Fiat Panda

The Fiat Panda is a long-standing favourite in the city car category. It’s versatile, adaptive and is surprisingly spacious for back seat passengers.

Toyota Aygo

It’s made a mark for itself and understandably so - the Toyota Aygo has a nifty engine and a very smart cabin with a nice tidy interior and some cool technology.

Kia Picanto

Kia is keeping its trend for great looking cars with the Picanto. It has a great standard of interior on even the most basic model, and the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine is surprisingly nippy to drive.

Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 is a smart looking city car that is roomy inside and surprisingly well equipped. It is high on the list because it’s excellent value for money and is backed by a five-year warranty.

Suzuki Ignis

Suzuki’s other offering of city car is the zesty Ignis. With a generous interior, the 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol model is agile and great around town. Some might argue it’s more like a small SUV but either way, it’s a winner.

SKODA Citigo

The SKODA Citigo is cheap and very cheerful. It has space and charm in abundance, plus great fuel efficiency and comfortable cruising to add to its charm.


SEAT’s city car offering is the Mii. It’s tiny but mighty with impressive value for money, great styling, highly practical space and most importantly, it is fun to drive.

Volkswagen Up!

Volkswagen dominate the top spot with the Up! With a hotter, faster version available in the GTI, Volkswagen has ticked all the boxes offering space, refinement, interior and value in this dominant city car.

We at McCarthy Cars have a number of these models in our used car stock and regularly have new vehicles coming into our showroom. You can browse our vehicles online or call our showroom today book a test drive.