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The 10 best cars for city living

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Top 10 cars for the city

One advantage to urban living is that thanks to mass transit and taxis, many city dwellers don't need their own set of wheels to get around.

Those who do want or need a vehicle, however, have specific requirements. Among them: The car needs to be small enough to squeeze into tight spots and turn around in small spaces yet be able to carry a heavy load of stuff. has compiled a list of what it considers the 10 best cars for cities. The list runs the gamut of small vehicles, but one Jeep model makes a surprise appearance.

Noticeably absent from the list? The Smart Fortwo.

The editorial team blamed what it called the vehicle's "many" shortcomings for keeping it off the list. The site's complaints include worse-than-expected fuel economy for its size (41 miles per gallon), an "SUV-like" rollover rating and a poor transmission.

Click ahead to see's list of the 10 best cars for city living.

By Mike Strong, The Detroit Bureau
Posted 16 Aug. 2014

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Source: General Motors