Trying to park a car in a difficult space can leave even the most experienced drivers anxious. Many car parks seem to be trying to fit more cars in, resulting in tighter spaces which are near impossible to squeeze into. But there is some good news as car manufacturers are designing cars which are easier to park than ever before. Here is our list of the 5 easiest cars to park on the market today.
1. Smart Fortwo
The smaller the car, the easier it is to park. At the top of our list is the Smart Fortwo, which is the smallest mainstream car on the market. It measures just 2.7 metres and has an almost vertical window at the back of the car, which makes it very easy to tell where the car finishes. The car is not just short it is also very narrow, which gives it a small turning circle. The Fortwo is a popular choice for drivers in cities, which struggle with tight park situations.
2. BMW i3
Although the Fortwo is at the top of our list, it may not be ideal for drivers who need more space. The i3 provides passengers with four seats and an increased boot space. The car is the shortest car on the market to be fitted with an automated parking system, at just 3.9 metres long. The system isn’t included as standard but is a great feature if you are looking for easy parking. The technology is designed to scan the road for a suitable parking space, so it can automatically park the car for you.
3. Skoda Yeti
Not everyone is a fan of electric cars, so if you are looking for a more traditional vehicle we think the Skoda Yeti is perfect. Like the BMW i3, it also features park assist but will cost you much less. Although, you may not need the extra help, as the design of the car makes it perfect for parking quickly in tight spaces, with its square shape and high driver position.
4. Ford B-Max
Like the Yeti, the Ford B-Max is a great size for a family. It measures just 4 metres long, which makes it one of the smallest cars in its segment. The driving position is designed to make parking simple, but for those who would like a little help from technology, there are parking sensors available. Another great design feature is the sliding doors, which make it simple for passengers to climb in or out in small spaces.
5. BMW 7 Series
For buyers considering options at the luxury end of the market, the 7 series is an ideal car. Although it may surprise you to find such a large car on this list, we can assure you it is one of the easiest cars to park. It is available with an advanced parking package which will give you full remote-control parking. As soon as the car finds a suitable space you can climb out and the car will park itself, so you have no need to worry about the manoeuvre.