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2012 Smart fortwo

2012 Scion iQ

  2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive 2012 Scion iQ
MSRP
$12,490
$15,265
Invoice $11,616 $14,501
MPG
City/Highway
34/38 36/37
Rating
6.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Still stylish and quirky, the 2012 Smart Fortwo can be a fun and useful car for tight urban spaces where its size and maneuverability is an asset; but for even occasional highway driving, nearly any other small car would be a better pick. Read Full Review The appeal of the 2012 Scion iQ minicar is limited; but for parking-challenged urban dwellers, it's charming. Read Full Review
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Dislikes

Likes:

  • Nimble and responsive at city speeds
  • Actually fits tall folks
  • Can park nearly anywhere

Dislikes:

  • Busy, jittery ride
  • Nervous and noisy on the highway
  • Short on passing power
  • Bluetooth hands-free completely missing

Likes:

  • Innovative seating arrangement
  • Superb interior materials
  • Tall folks fit!
  • Tight, quiet cabin—except for engine noise

Dislikes:

  • Sub-40-mpg highway rating
  • Slow acceleration
  • No available manual gearbox
  • No telescopic steering adjustment
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