The facts are pretty simple: the majority of Canadians live in a city, cities are getting more crowded, and that means more traffic, fewer parking spaces, and increased fuel costs. So what do you do?
Simple! You purchase one of these amazing inner-city runabouts and take the stress out of your commute! Each of these five vehicles have been carefully selected thanks to their small size (makes parking a breeze), low cost of ownership (won’t break the bank!), available navigation (so you won’t get lost), and stellar fuel economy (more money in your pocket!).
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2016 Nissan Micra
Auto123.com’s 2016 Subcompact Car of the Year, the Nissan Micra, is everything you want from a small car. Its diminutive size lets you squeeze into tight parking spaces or small gaps in traffic, yet clever engineering means the Micra has plenty of space on the inside. A 109 horsepower four-cylinder engine gives you enough poke to easily get up to speed, but returns stellar mileage of just 8.6L/100km in the city and 6.6L/100km on the highway. And a Micra won’t break the bank either with a base price of just $9,988 and Best-In-Class Residual Values from ALG!
2016 Nissan Versa Note
Need a little more space? No problem! Meet the 2016 Nissan Versa Note, a stylish compact hatchback that has more than enough space for you and four of your friends thanks to its best-in-class 3,197 litres. Your friends will also get to stretch out with 972 mm of rear legroom, more than any other car in its class. Of course, the cost of ownership is extremely low thanks to a base price of just $14,498, exemplary mileage of 6.0L/100km on the highway, and Best-In-Class Residual Value according to ALG.
2016 Nissan Juke
Nothing else on the road looks or feels like a Nissan Juke. This turbo-charged compact SUV has been designed to be customized with parts like bodykits, spoilers, wheels, and more paint combinations than an explosion at a paint factory. Yet the Juke is also practical, thanks to an ample 1017 litres of cargo space and available AWD to see you through any weather. You’ll also get there quickly thanks to a 188 horsepower engine that uses as little as 8.5L/100km city and 6.9L/100km. And with a starting price of just $20,698, the Juke is within reach of everyone!
2016 Nissan Rogue
If you’re in the market for a small, practical SUV, then look no further than the 2016 Nissan Rogue. For someone who needs space for up to seven passengers along with all their cargo, the Rogue is a perfect solution. The 170 horsepower engine is enough to slice through gaps in traffic without guzzling fuel, thanks to a smooth CVT transmission which returns 9.1L/100km city and 7.1L/100km highway. Weather-conquering AWD is also available, along with the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing the Rogue received the IIHS’ 2016 Top Safety Pick.
2016 Nissan Leaf
A car unlike any other, the 2016 Nissan Leaf is the perfect efficient inner-city transportation. This all-electric vehicle may have space-age technology underneath, but the shape is that of a practical hatchback. The Leaf seats up to five and has plenty of space inside thanks to its lack of a conventional engine. The electric motor is perfect for stop-and-go, with its zero emission, 172 km range, and instant electric torque makes shooting for gaps in traffic childsplay. Visit Brasso Nissan today to learn more about this amazing vehicle.