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2013 Scion iQ

  2013 Smart ForTwo (European model) 2013 Scion iQ
Invoice $11,616 $14,720
34/38 36/37
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Bottom Line Distinctive, quirky, and lightly restyled this year, the 2013 Smart ForTwo is at its best in crowded cities where parking and maneuverability are top priorities, but smooth driving takes careful practice and almost any other inexpensive car is a better choice for highway use. Read Full Review The 2013 Scion iQ will appeal to space-challenged city dwellers; for everyone else, it's a lifestyle choice to buy a car that stands out from the crowd. Read Full Review
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  • Parks where no other car can
  • Surprising interior room--for two
  • Quick and nimble in city driving


  • Pitching and jerking from transmission
  • Jittery ride and cabin noise on highways
  • Very little passing power at speed
  • Lacking in features, including Bluetooth


  • Tiny outside, but tall folks fit inside
  • Well-crafted interior
  • Clever 3+1 seating
  • Mostly quiet, except under power


  • Acceleration on the slow side
  • Gas mileage not as high as you think
  • Missing a manual transmission option
  • Steering adjustment doesn't telescope
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