11 January 2019 · Buyer Tips & Advice

The Best Kia Models for Driving in Sydney | Phil Gilbert Kia

One of the best things about Kia cars is that they come in a variety of different models, which means Kia motors have something to offer for everyone regardless of their preferences. As a Sydney local, you are probably familiar with the city’s heavy traffic, lack of parking and long commutes. Here’s some advice on what features to look for when choosing a city car, and a roundup of the Kia models that are best suited to driving in Sydney.

What Features to Look For

There are a few features you should look out for when buying a car that’s suited to city driving.

Fuel Efficiency

Since Sydney is known for its long commutes and heavy traffic, consider a car that is fuel efficient and can go the distance. Idling in traffic and the constant start-stop of city driving can also use up a lot of fuel, so your Kia car should have low emission rates.

Value for Money

Cars that offer good value for money – low prices but high quality – are best for city driving. The great news is Kia motors are known for manufacturing cars that are high quality, but still affordable.


In most cities, and especially in Sydney, there is a severe lack of parking. To remedy this, consider a Kia model that is compact and can fit just about anywhere.

Handling & Reliability

Choose a Kia car that has easy handling and high reliability for your city driving. That way, you can adapt to the start-stop of city driving and will be able to navigate narrow, crowded city streets more easily.

Kia Models for City Driving

As a professional Kia car dealer, we can offer a few useful recommendations on Kia models that are best for city driving.

Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto

The Kia Picanto has been repeatedly lauded as one of the best cars for city driving. This Kia car is known for its compact and slick design, high fuel efficiency and easy navigation. The Picanto is perfect for navigating crowded city streets and tight parking spots while still being comfortable and environmentally friendly.

Kia Soul

Kia Soul

If you’re looking for something a little bigger than the Picanto, you might want to consider the Kia Soul. Although classified as an SUV, this car is a lot more affordable and fuel efficient than your classic SUVs. With its stylish, compact design and technologies such as lane-departure warning, this car is perfect for city driving.

Whether you’re interested in buying a new Kia or a used Kia car, drop by the Phil Gilbert Kia showroom in Croydon today! With our wide selection of Kia cars, you are sure to find something that is best suited to your city driving needs. We offer a 7-year warranty with all our cars, and are always happy to provide you with useful advice on choosing the car that is right for you.

Contact us and call (02) 9735 8400 for more information or to find out where our showroom is located.