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2012 Smart fortwo

2012 Scion iQ

  2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive 2012 Scion iQ
Invoice $11,616 $14,501
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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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  • Nimble and responsive at city speeds
  • Actually fits tall folks
  • Can park nearly anywhere


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


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


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