The Toyota Yaris-the most fuel-efficient small hatchback, with ratings of 29 mpg city, 36 mpg highway-feels downright substantial next to the 2010 Smart ForTwo, offering a real backseat and the ability to do distance driving without terrifying driver and passenger.
The pricier but supremely flexible Honda Fit offers a breathtaking array of interior setups that let owners haul any mix of four people and their gear.
If it's the lowest cost you're seeking, the four-seat, five-door Nissan Versa offers a model that's more than $2,000 cheaper than the ForTwo.
Further along the style axis, the sprightly MINI Cooper is far more fun to drive at speed and just as good on gas, at 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway.
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|2010 Smart fortwoBrowse Used Listings||2010 Honda FitBrowse Used Listings||2010 Nissan VersaBrowse Used Listings||2010 Toyota PriusBrowse Used Listings||2010 Toyota YarisBrowse Used Listings|
|33 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||51 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy||29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I3||Gas I4||Gas 4-cyl||Gas/Electric I4||Gas I4|
|Minicompact||Small Station Wagon||Compact||Mid-size||Subcompact|
|2-Door Coupe Pure||5-Door HB Manual||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base||5-Door HB I (GS)||3-Door LB Manual (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||5 Door Hatchback||4 Door Sedan||5 Door Liftback||3 Door Hatchback|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Manual||Manual||CVT||Manual|