6. Smart ForTwo (cabriolet and coupe) - 34 city / 38 highway / 36 combined
Both the cabriolet and coupe model of this tiny car score the same and obvious asterisks applied are this is a city/suburbs car with negligible interior room.
There are larger vehicles that do better in highway mpg than these microcars, but smart is owned by Daimler, so what does that mean? Is it one of the least expensive ways to get into the Mercedes-Benz family?
The innovative, 85-percent recycliable alternative cars do border on cult status among some enthusiasts, and break stereotypes in trying to re-think frugal transportation.
Both are powered by a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder with automatic transmission, and the government has limited data on their crashworthiness.
MSRP for the coupe starts at $13,270 plus destination, and for the cab, it’s $17,930 plus destination.