If you live in a city around the size of Denver, it’s likely you’re either commuting to and from work or playing weekend warrior running errands and meeting up with friends. Being from Denver, it’s a manageable city in terms of directions and distance, but traffic can be heavy and frustrating, especially during rush hour or if you’re heading up to the high country for a ski day.
Here are some picks for mid-size vehicles that are ideal for the average city dweller.
2014 Acura TSX
Acura mid-size cars, especially the TSX model, are perfect picks for city dwellers, offering sleek finishes, standard features you’d expect in a luxury vehicle and a high MPG rating. If you purchase new, you can add on additional options like a rearview camera (ideal for parallel parking!), AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and a 3.5-liter V-6 engine.
2014 Hyundai Sonata
This pick makes the list because its standard horsepower nudges out its closest competition’s, namely the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. It’s spacious interior feels more like a larger sedan, but the car still averages about 28 MPG for city and highway driving. Front wheel drive and Shifttronic technology come standard.
2014 Honda Accord
This is a default, popular pick among many consumers, but for city dwellers, it’s ideal because of its reliability, fuel economy and safety features. Available safety equipment options are adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and a blind spot camera technology.
2014 Toyota Camry
Another popular choice among consumers, this year’s Toyota Camry is as sleek as they’ve ever made it. The interior is roomy and comfortable for passengers. This is a perfect pick for longer commutes, as it’s estimated highway MPG is 35. Toyota’s Star Safety system comes standard on all models.
2014 Toyota Prius
This is an extremely practical hybrid pick for city folks. Its interior is comfortable and spacious with plenty of cargo room. It’s rated at the top for MPG, averaging about 50 miles between city and highway driving. It’s surprisingly high-tech for a hybrid, with a six-speaker CD audio system with a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, a USB port, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, Safety Connect telematics system, which includes automatic collision notification, a stolen vehicle locator, an emergency SOS button and roadside assistance.