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10 Best 40 MPG-or-Better Cars of 2013

1. 2013 Scion IQ EV
MSRP: N/A
Miles per gallon: 135 city, 105 highway, 121 combined.
Electric charge range: 50 miles

Toyota's super-small Scion is built for space-deprived city living, but its IQ is destined for densely populated environments.

Seriously, there were only 90 of the electric versions made and they're all earmarked for car-sharing programs in cities and schools around the country. Unless you're willing to get a Zipcar (ZIP) membership and some patience, this tiny parallel parking machine probably isn't happening for you.

That's not going to elicit many tears from folks who like their electric vehicles to top out at more than 78 mph, but it'll likely cause some consternation for folks who've just circled the block for the 15th time and keep seeing that length of curb that's just a little too small for their midsized utilitarianmobile -- but a perfect fit for the IQ.

-- Written by Jason Notte in Portland, Ore.

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Jason Notte is a reporter for TheStreet. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Esquire.com, Time Out New York, the Boston Herald, the Boston Phoenix, the Metro newspaper and the Colorado Springs Independent. He previously served as the political and global affairs editor for Metro U.S., layout editor for Boston Now, assistant news editor for the Herald News of West Paterson, N.J., editor of Go Out! Magazine in Hoboken, N.J., and copy editor and lifestyle editor at the Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J.
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