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Which small car tops list of best city wheels?

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Life in the big city may require small wheels.

Website Cars.com has compiled a list of the 10 best cars for urban dwellers and its top pick was the 2014 Kia Soul, a compact hatchback crossover that offers utility and spare dimensions.

In presenting the list, the website noted that city-dwellers need vehicles small enough to squeeze into tight spots, manoeuvre and turn around on narrow urban streets and also carry stuff.

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The Soul – which starts at $A15,580 – earned praise for its ride and handling, convenience features such as heated front and rear seats, and its Android-based multimedia system.

“Affordable and city-friendly need not mean Spartan, and the 2014 Soul proves it,” Cars.com said.

Notably absent from the list was the Smart Fortwo, a tiny two-seat car designed primarily for urban driving.

However, Cars.com cited the vehicle’s “many” shortcomings in deciding to exclude it from the list – including worse-than-expected fuel economy (5.7/100km), an “SUV-like” rollover rating and a poor transmission.

IN DESCENDING ORDER, THE REST OF THE VEHICLES ON CARS.COM’S LIST:

2015 Honda Fit

2014 Toyota Prius C

2014 BMW i3

2014 Lexus CT200h

2015 Nissan Leaf

2014 Jeep Wrangler two-door

2014 Scion xB

2014 Buick Encore

2014 Scion iQ

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