With rising fuel costs and the rigorous demands of jam-packed cities in mind, auto makers are developing vehicles that satisfy the needs of city drivers. But city dwellers want choices beyond the fuel-efficient subcompacts on the market. That includes comfortable vehicles with ample storage space, good road handling and good brakes.

Ten Picks top the list -- Up First: Audi A3

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Audi A3 || MSRP: $25,930
Turning Radius: 35 feet
Length: 169 inches || Width: 70 inches
Mpg: 21 city; 29 highway
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Features: Electrically adjustable outside mirrors with heating feature; tire-pressure monitoring system; enhanced ABS system combined with brake assist technology for improved emergency braking.

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Mazda3 || MSRP: $18,385
Turning Radius: 34 feet
Length: 177 inches || Width: 69 inches
Mpg: 22 city; 29 highway
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Features: Tilt, telescoping steering wheel; advanced dual front airbags with weight sensors, warning lights for an array of functions, including low fuel, tire pressure monitoring system and engine oil pressure.

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MINI Cooper || MSRP: $18,050
Turning Radius: 37 feet
Length: 146 inches || Width: 66 inches
Mpg: 28 city; 37 highway
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Features: Six airbags with air curtain system; stability control and steering technology; rear parking sensors.

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Scion Xb || MSRP: $15,650
Turning Radius: 35 feet
Length: 167 inches || Width: 69 inches
Mpg: 22 city; 28 highway
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Features: Tire pressure monitoring system; side mirrors with turn signal indicators; dual stage airbags.

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Honda Civic || MSRP: $15,810
Turning Radius: 35 feet
Length: 177 inches || Width: 69 inches
Mpg: 25 city; 36 highway
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Features: Passenger-side airbag with occupant position detection; maintenance-minder indicator and tire pressure monitoring system; low fuel and low oil pressure indicators.

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