As gas prices rise and people are getting back to commuting to an office, car buyers are researching the best vehicle for city driving. You rarely see a big Toyota pickup truck cruising around a downtown city core. In the heart of any metropolis, people are either driving a compact car, a subcompact SUV, a crossover, or a luxury sedan. All makes and models of the popular brands we know, such as Hyundai, BMW, Nissan, and over the last decade, more and more Kias can be seen in the city.

Kia has never wavered from its goal to be one of the top picks for car buyers. They have been growing in popularity every year and landing on some pretty reputable lists, including US News, where the Kia Forte and the Kia Soul were voted in the top for city driving. With access to various new Kias, consumers are flocking to dealerships near them to pick one up. With new inventory at an all-time low, consider a pre-owned Kia to get the best bang for your buck when buying your next new car.

Best Kia for the City

It could be argued that any Kia is perfect for city driving with the excellent fuel economy they offer and deceivingly spacious interiors. Many people prefer a traditional trunk over a hatchback simply because they can put their belongings out of plain sight. When it comes to naming the best cars for the city, Kia models are topping the list.

The Kia Forte is Kias’ number one selling vehicle for good reason. Its sleek design and loaded features give it the luxury feel people are looking for. Considered a compact size car, it boasts a roomy interior and has the largest trunk in its class size. According to US News, it was voted the best compact car for the money award in 2020.

The compact SUV Kia Soul is next for a top city driving pick with a retro surfer vibe. Since coming out with the Kia Soul EV, this model has grown even more popular. The Soul electric vehicle gets up to 210km on a single charge, and although it can take six hours to charge fully, 80% of the battery can be charged in 30 minutes with a high-powered charger. There is no arguing that it is fuel-efficient as an electric option.

The Kia Optima PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) makes the list of top city cars. There’s not much more to say about this ride; coming fully loaded with an engine that runs on gas and electricity, it’s the perfect option for those commutes. Like any new Kia, the Optima comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, all through a touchscreen display.

Find the Best Car for You

When considering getting a new Kia, you need to determine the best car for your lifestyle. Some people need an all-wheel-drive (AWD), or the safety features and warranty package are the most important. Whatever the reason, there are loads of Kia cars to suit your needs. In addition to the Kia Forte, Optima, and Soul, test drive a Kia Niro, Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage, or Kia Rio to see which one is perfect for you. Stop in at Kia Saskatoon to learn more about the different Kia vehicles and the tech features, legroom, and infotainment system they offer. Plus, you can pre-order your Kia today, so you don’t have to worry about searching various dealerships. We’re ready to set you up for city driving or your next road trip.