Philadelphia drivers face a unique set of circumstances. The colonial style and design of the city is breathtaking, but it also means the streets are smaller. Philadelphia also gets its fair share of weather, especially in the winter when the snowfall can get pretty heavy. Philadelphians need a used car that can be versatile on tight streets, and small parking spots, and also be tough and in control when the elements are less than favorable. We’ve worked hard to compile a list of the best used cars for Philadelphia drivers. Take a look at what we came up with and share your thoughts with us! 


Subaru Impreza 


The Impreza is a great car for the drivers of Philadelphia for a number of reasons. First, the Impreza is an all-wheel drive car. This gives drivers superior control and traction when there is snow or a lot of rain on the ground. Philadelphia is no stranger to condensation, especially in the winter, so having a car that can easily handle the elements is key to safe driving in this city. Furthermore, the Impreza gets over 25 miles to the gallon when driving in the city so it is efficient at moving you, and will ensure that you spend less time at the pump. Finally, the Impreza is a compact four door car so you can take your friends or family with you and still parallel park it with ease. Being able to fit into any parking spot is a big advantage in the city. Who wants to spend their drive circling the block looking for parking?


Ford Fusion 


The Fusion is a mid-size sedan that offers a ton of room for passengers in the front and back. This is another used car that comes with AWD and great gas mileage. The Fusion is rated at 25 miles per gallon for city driving. The sleek design of the car and the spacious interior makes it a great option for used car buyers who live in Philadelphia. The Fusion also has very high reliability ratings from J.D. Power so you know that when you buy a Ford Fusion you are getting a quality used car that won’t quit. There are also a bunch of other premium options that were put in the Ford Fusion like heated seats that you may be able to find when you are looking for used cars. This is a solid, smart choice for any Philadelphia driver. The car is very dependable, gets great mileage, and has AWD to help you drive no matter what the conditions are. 


Suzuki SX4


Suzuki cars never got all that popular in America like other Japanese manufacturers. However, Suzuki makes some incredible cars. The SX4, last released in the states in 2012, is one that we would like to highlight. If you can find a Suzuki SX4, you will probably get a great price on it, due to its lack of major popularity in the United States, but you also get a great car that has standard AWD and more storage space than competitors like Honda Civic. The SX4 also does pretty well in terms of gas mileage too. Depending on the model year, you can expect to get anywhere from 21 to 23 miles per gallon while driving in the city. The SX4 is a great used car for people who want reliability, AWD, and efficiency all at a great low price. If you can find a Suzuki SX4, take a good look at it! 

Honda HR-V


This is a great used car option for city drivers, especially if you can get one with AWD. This compact SUV has a ton of versatile space for passengers or cargo, and thanks to its compact design it is easy to parallel park it anywhere in the city. Another advantage that the Honda HR-V offers city drivers is great gas mileage. On average, the HR-V gets about 27 miles to the gallon in the city. Honda is also very good about loading their models with a ton of awesome safety features. Safety features are always important to have, but the peace of mind safety features can provide is even more valuable on congested city streets. The Honda HR-V does it all. This is a great used car choice for Philadelphia drivers.


Toyota Rav-4


This efficient SUV is perfect for Philadelphia drivers for a number of reasons. First, it is an SUV which makes navigating some of the hazards of the road easier. The Rav-4 gets roughly 30 miles to the gallon in the city making it one of the most efficient models on our list. The Rav-4 also boasts a backup camera which makes parallel parking, even with a bigger SUV than the other models on our list, super easy. Drivers don’t have to strain their necks or ask a friend to help them park anymore thanks to the Rav-4’s backup camera. AWD is an option on the Rav-4 so when shopping for used cars you may come across a Rav-4 that has this feature. 


Jeep Wrangler 


The Jeep Wrangler is a classic model that is extremely tough. Jeep’s offer drivers a number of different drive options including 4x4, AWD, and 2WD to ensure that you have the right drive mode for your current driving conditions. Jeep Wranglers with two doors are also surprisingly compact and very easy to park even in the smallest of parking spots. The Jeep Wrangler does sacrifice fuel-efficiency but you won’t find a car that even comes close to the Wranglers performance or durability. It also makes a great used car because it is one of the few models that depreciates very slowly. Jeep Wranglers hold their value for years, and offer drivers significant control over the road. While the Jeep Wrangler was designed for all-terrain situations, it also makes a great city car too. 


We hope you enjoyed our list of best used cars for Philadelphia! At Eden Autos we are proud to be Philadelphians and serve our community. Please stop by to talk with one of our expert sales team members, and browse our entire selection of used cars!