9. 2012 Scion IQ
This car is small, but since when hasn't that been a cool thing? Baby boomers drove the Volkswagen Beetle into American cultural iconography while Gen Xers took the
Mini Cooper from a punch line in an Austin Powers movie to a pint-sized powerhouse that made every trip to the convenience store a chase scene from
The Italian Job.
(TM - Get Report) Scion IQ is
Smart small without that car's big price tag. Sure, you're packed into 74 cubic feet of passenger space and have only 3.5 cubic feet in the trunk when the rear seats are up, but that combined 36.5 miles per gallon, seven-color palate,
Pioneer audio system with Bluetooth and HD Radio and myriad safety features make this microcompact more cozy than cramped.