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100 Compact Cars for City Living

From Compact Commuter Cars to Supercharged Italian City Cars

— August 21, 2013 — Autos
When it comes to living in the downtown core, making sure to have a practical source of transportation is key, and these compact cars for city living are here to make navigating those busy streets much easier.

While some car enthusiasts prefer spacious automobiles with room for multiple passengers, living in the city often requires small and compact vehicles that will be able to get in and out of areas and parking spots more easily. That's why if you happen to be working or living in a busy city center, opting for a vehicle that is small, practical or even eco-friendly serves to make getting around town a lot more convenient. From autonomous sidewalk vehicles to dapper Italian city cars, these chic cars for city living will provide you with everything you need to get around town.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Tuned City Car Concepts
Tuned City Car Concepts
The John Cooper Works Paceman Debuts Ahead of the 2013 NAIAS
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97
Insect-Inspired Autos
Insect-Inspired Autos
Aman Sadana's Bee Mobile Aims to Pollinate Roadways
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96
Wind-Powered Electric Cars
Wind-Powered Electric Cars
This Electric Powered Car by Evonik Can Be Pulled Along by a Kite
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95
Sleek Compact Cars
Sleek Compact Cars
The Audi A1 Quattro is a Limited Edition High Performance S1
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94
Dapper Italian City Cars
Dapper Italian City Cars
The Fiat 500 GQ is Perfect for Fashion-forward Gearheads
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93
Childlike Concept Cars
Childlike Concept Cars
The Toyota Camatte is Designed for Underage Drivers
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92
Extendable Luxury Autos
Extendable Luxury Autos
The BMW Venture Seamlessly Goes from City Car to Rat Rod
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91
Electrified Italian City Cars
Electrified Italian City Cars
The Fiat 500e Makes It Fashionable to Plug-in
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90
Charitably Fashionable City Cars
Charitably Fashionable City Cars
The Citroen DS3 Cabrio L'Uomo Vogue Benefits Women's Charities
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89
Electric Three-Wheeler Rides
Electric Three-Wheeler Rides
The New Toyota iRoad is The Car of The Future
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88
Collapsible Electric Vehicles
Collapsible Electric Vehicles
The Hiriko Fold Can Crumple into a Compact Shape for Parking
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87
Enhanced Load Hoisters
Enhanced Load Hoisters
The Brachion Forklift Has Been Elevated in Efficiency with Improvements
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86
Family-Friendly Italian Micro Cars
Family-Friendly Italian Micro Cars
The Fiat 500L Comfortably Seats Five in Style
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85
Compact Patrol Cars
Compact Patrol Cars
The Smart Police Car Fights Pint-Sized Crime
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84
Classy Compact Cars
Classy Compact Cars
The A45 Amg Mercedes-Benz Packs Luxury into a Small Package
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83
Wall-Breaking Pod Cars
Wall-Breaking Pod Cars
The MiniNORRIS EV is as Strong as Walker Texas Ranger
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82
Autonomous Sidewalk Vehicles
Autonomous Sidewalk Vehicles
This Compact Vechicle by Hitachi is a Great Alternative to Walking
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81
Gilded Anti-AIDS City Cars
Gilded Anti-AIDS City Cars
The Roberto Cavalli Mini Paceman Was Created for the 2013 Life Ball
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80
Miniature Electric Trucks
Miniature Electric Trucks
The Smart For-Us EV Debuts at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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79
Naughty Italian City Cars
Naughty Italian City Cars
The Fiat 500 Cattiva Proves That Automotive Beauty Truly is Skin Deep
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78
Sporty Patriotic Compacts
Sporty Patriotic Compacts
MINI Cooper London Olympics Edition Celebrates the Games Across the Pond
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77
Supercharged Italian City Cars
Supercharged Italian City Cars
The Fiat 500 Murcielago Packs Over 500 Horsepower
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76
Pint-Sized Power Cars
Pint-Sized Power Cars
The Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street Has a Speedy Debut
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75
Fantastic Folding Eco-Mobiles
Fantastic Folding Eco-Mobiles
The Hiriko City Car is Both Bendable and Environmentally Friendly
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74
Stylish City Car Makeovers
Stylish City Car Makeovers
The Momo Twizzy Makes Renault’s EV Easy on the Eyes and the Envir
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73
Emergency Emailing Eco Cars
Emergency Emailing Eco Cars
The Mitsubishi CA-iMiEV Will Email You in the Event of Theft
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72
Youth-Oriented Pod Cars
Youth-Oriented Pod Cars
The Vauxhall/Opel Concept EV Lets Young Adults on a Budget Drive Green
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71
Wicked Eco-Friendly Whips
Wicked Eco-Friendly Whips
The Smart ForTwo Pearl Gray Limited Edition Is Speedy & Sleek
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70
Compact Crossover SUVs
Compact Crossover SUVs
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is Revealed at LA Autoshow
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69
Clog-Shaped Cycles
Clog-Shaped Cycles
The Blue Velo Hornet Gives a Power Boost to Traditional Velomobiles
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68
Union Jack Concept Cars (UPDATE)
Union Jack Concept Cars (UPDATE)
The MINI Rocketman Debuts in Time for the 2012 London Olympics
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67
Stubby Entrepreneur Cars
Stubby Entrepreneur Cars
The 'Nissan Townpod' is a Futuristic Business Vehicle
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66
Freight-Hauling City Cars
Freight-Hauling City Cars
The Renault Twizy Cargo is Designed for Urban Deliveries
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65
Single Person Pod Autos
Single Person Pod Autos
Sanu K R Has Designed Transportation for the Future
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64
Teensy Ballin' Bimmers
Teensy Ballin' Bimmers
The 2012 Mini Coupé is a Compact Yet Powerful
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63
Beach-Cruising City Cars
Beach-Cruising City Cars
The Volkswagen Buggy Up! Could Potentially be Headed Stateside
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62
Contractual Pod Cars
Contractual Pod Cars
Ajinkya Yadav's MOBI Concept Car is the Future of Car Sharing
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61
Hipster-Inspired Hatchbacks
Hipster-Inspired Hatchbacks
The Honda Gear is for Those Done with Conventional Eco-Cars
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60
Small Spheroid Speeders
Small Spheroid Speeders
The Peel Electric Mini-Car is as Cute as it Gets
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59
Big and Boxy Automobiles
Big and Boxy Automobiles
The Mazda Flairwagon Provides Plenty of Headroom for Tall Passengers
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58
Flatbed City Cars
Flatbed City Cars
The Skoda Yeti ETAPE is Designed for Extreme Urbanites
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57
Newsworthy Micro-Cars
Newsworthy Micro-Cars
The Smart 341 Parkour will Help Journalists of the Future Get the Scoop
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56
Insectile Computer-Driven Cabs
Insectile Computer-Driven Cabs
The E-Vul Concept Car is Eco-Friendly and Programmable
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55
Wheel-Like Future Carriages
Wheel-Like Future Carriages
The eLink by Jorge Biosca Marti is Reduced in Unnecessary Components
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54
Cyclist City Cars
Cyclist City Cars
The Cygo Electric Car Features Built-in Bicycle Storage
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53
Cockpit-Equipped EVs
Cockpit-Equipped EVs
The CRK Comet is Inspired by Jet Fighters
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52
Sleek Futuristic Golf Carts
Sleek Futuristic Golf Carts
The Mercedes-Benz Golf Carts are Luxuriously High-Tech
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51
Convertible Autonomous Cabs
Convertible Autonomous Cabs
Taxi BP is Designed for Budapest in the Year 2046
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50
Bird-Laid Automobiles
Bird-Laid Automobiles
The CityEgg Concept Car is Inspired and Motivated by Nature
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49
Sci-Fi Compact Cars
Sci-Fi Compact Cars
The Honda Micro-Commuter City Car is Future and Technology-Friendly
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48
Compact Sports Cars (UPDATE)
Compact Sports Cars (UPDATE)
The MINI Cooper Coupe Should Be Hitting Europe Soon
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47
Tiny Tourist Autos
Tiny Tourist Autos
The AA ewind is Intended to Take Out-of-Towners Around the City
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46
iPod-Inspired Eco-Transport
iPod-Inspired Eco-Transport
Hybrid Audi O Concept Car by Ondrej Jirec Fuses Sound and Style
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45
Pollen-Inspired Pod Cars
Pollen-Inspired Pod Cars
The Kalisto Concept Car Makes an Automotive Fashion Statement
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44
Eco Single Subcompacts
Eco Single Subcompacts
The Uno Personal EV is Ideal for Commuters Who Hate to Carpool
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43
Crawling Spherical Subcompacts
Crawling Spherical Subcompacts
Crab Concept Car Has the Agility for Urban and Off-Road Journeys
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42
Combinable Concept Cars
Combinable Concept Cars
The Gemini Concept Car Instantly Goes from Coupe to Sedan
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41
Adorable Electric Mini Autos
Adorable Electric Mini Autos
The Debut of the Ample Auto EO e-Quadricycle is Exciting
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40
Futuristic Pod Cars
Futuristic Pod Cars
The Volkswagen NILS Combines Style and Safety into One Compact Package
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39
Single-Seat Sail Cars
Single-Seat Sail Cars
The Solo Concept Car Gets 100 mpg and Can be Assembled On-Site
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38
Egg-Like Autos
Egg-Like Autos
The Nissan Pivo Three Concept Car is Sleek
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37
Egg-Shaped Automobiles
Egg-Shaped Automobiles
The uCar by Garcia-Verdugo Makes the One Man Commute More Eco-Friendly
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36
Pump-Crushing City Cars
Pump-Crushing City Cars
The Elio from Elios Motors Can Hit 100 and Gets 84 MPG
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35
Helmet-Inspired Autos
Helmet-Inspired Autos
Delta Concept Car Embraces the Efficiency of Form and Fuel
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34
Computer Company Concept Cars
Computer Company Concept Cars
The Apple iSync Automobile is Perfect for Macheads
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33
Compact Enclosed Motorcycles
Compact Enclosed Motorcycles
The Toyota i-Road Electric Personal Mobility Vehicle is Eco-Friendly
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32
Shape-Shifting Concept Cars
Shape-Shifting Concept Cars
The Paraton-e is Designed for a Futuristic Morning Commute
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31
Compact Drop-Tops (UPDATE)
Compact Drop-Tops (UPDATE)
The 2013 MINI Roadster Makes its Debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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30
Circular Profile Subcompacts
Circular Profile Subcompacts
The Suzuki Q Concept Car Rolls Down the Road with Optomized Agility
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29
Open-Air Subcompacts
Open-Air Subcompacts
The Renault Sunny Concept Car Bridges the Gap Between Biking and Driving
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28
Sun-Loving Subcompacts
Sun-Loving Subcompacts
The BASF Smart ForVision Will Make the Most of Renewable Power
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27
Disassembling Electric Vehicles
Disassembling Electric Vehicles
The Remora Concept Car Can be Taken Apart to Charge
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26
Victorian City Cars
Victorian City Cars
The Steampunk MINI Countryman is Covered in Copper and Wood
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25
AI-Inspired Automobiles
AI-Inspired Automobiles
The Autonomous Travel Pod Reduces Traffic and Carbon Emissions
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24
Flat-Nosed Urban Buggies
Flat-Nosed Urban Buggies
The City Slicker EV Values Scale and Energy Efficiency
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23
Teeny Tiny Dump Trucks
Teeny Tiny Dump Trucks
The Compact e-Cargo Box was Designed to Carry Out Small Urban Deliveries
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22
Compact Commuter Cars
Compact Commuter Cars
The Agile Eel Electric Vehicle Can Meander in and Out of Traffic
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21
Motorcycle-Inspired Automobiles
Motorcycle-Inspired Automobiles
The Toyota i-Road Offers the Maneuverability Without the Exposure
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20
Bivouacking Hot Rods
Bivouacking Hot Rods
The Compact Camper Van Will Make You Want to Live Down by the River
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19
Reconfigurable Compact Cars
Reconfigurable Compact Cars
The TET City Car Adapts to Serve a Variety of Very Different Purposes
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18
Eco Subcompact Cabs
Eco Subcompact Cabs
The Micro Taxi was Developed to Cater to One or Two Clients
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17
Urban Pod Cars
Urban Pod Cars
The GM EN-V Goes from Concept to Reality (UPDATE)
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16
F1 Eco Vehicles
F1 Eco Vehicles
The Poursuivreve is a Fast Design with an Environmentally Friendly Flair
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15
Zorb-Like Urban Trikes
Zorb-Like Urban Trikes
The Bemoove Tricycle is an Agile City Vehicle with a 360-Degree View
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14
Wheelchair-Friendly Coupes
Wheelchair-Friendly Coupes
This Car for the Handicapped Accommodates Drivers with Disabilities
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13
Triple-Threat Pod Cars
Triple-Threat Pod Cars
The Prisma EV is Able to Travel Anywhere in the World
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12
Compact Automated Cabs
Compact Automated Cabs
The OPTI Driverless Taxi Makes Urban Transport More Efficient
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11
Air-Filtering Pod Cars
Air-Filtering Pod Cars
The VIERIA Concept Car is a Mobile Air Purifier
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10
Cutting-Edge Transforming Subcompacts
Cutting-Edge Transforming Subcompacts
The MONO EV Evolves Automatically to Meet Street Conditions
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9
Futuristic Amphibious Autos
Futuristic Amphibious Autos
The Urban Pod is Evolved For Modern Metropolitan Transportation
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8
Electricity-Powered Subcompacts
Electricity-Powered Subcompacts
The Future Personal Transportation System Encourages Eco Commuting
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7
Nimble Capsular Concept Cars
Nimble Capsular Concept Cars
Two Gyro Electric Vehicle Can Weave About Urban and Rural Obstacles
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6
Modular Pod Cars
Modular Pod Cars
The Citi Transmitter Uses Special Attachments to Effortlessly Change Its Shape
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5
Power-Sharing Concept Cars
Power-Sharing Concept Cars
The Renault 4Lectric Drives Household Electricity Too
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4
Innovative Reorienting EVs
Innovative Reorienting EVs
The MONO Electric Vehicle Would Improve the State of Urban Traffic
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3
Tricycle E-Power Pods
Tricycle E-Power Pods
The Fabian Magri 'Eco Fuv' is a Three-Wheeler with a Windshield
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2
Futuristic Tricycle Concepts
Futuristic Tricycle Concepts
The Citroen E-3POD Antistatic is an Awesome Compact Vehicle
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1
Winged Concept Cars
Winged Concept Cars
The McLaren JetSet Would Fly Through Traffic with its Streamlined Form
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