While certainly not always the case, teen girls often seek out new cars that can be described with such adjectives as "cute" and "adorable." Thankfully, there are plenty of cute cars for 2011 that are sure to appeal to the newest drivers on the road. Of course, looks aren't everything - a fact that makes such factors as fuel efficiency and engine performance worth considering as well. Below are five fuel-efficient cute cars for 2011 that are worth looking into.
2011 Volkswagen Golf (34 mpg combined)
Volkswagen is one of the more popular car companies with teen drivers. The smart European aesthetic and somewhat refined interior of the VW Golf combine to deliver a good package for those interested in style and comfort. The hatchback design is sporty, yet soft enough to not be overly aggressive. Shoppers concerned about fuel efficiency should look into the diesel Golf, which outputs 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. However, the more affordable traditional-gas model fares pretty well with 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Base price for the VW Golf comes in at $17,995.
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2011 MINI Cooper (32 mpg combined)
There's no denying the style of the 2011 MINI Cooper. With it's British charm and cute rounded frame, the MINI Cooper appeals to stylish drivers of all ages. Visual customization abounds with numerous exterior paint colors available (such as Orange Spice and British Racing Green). It's small size and comfortable, high-quality interior also help to boost the vehicle's appeal. Fuel efficiency is set at 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Engine performance is above average and, unfortunately, so is the price (base MSRP is $19,400).
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2011 Honda Civic (29 mpg combined)
Though the Honda Civic takes a more conservative styling approach than other vehicles on this list, it still delivers a good combination of style and function. Drivers have the option to choose between a sedan body style and coupe body style. A hybrid model is also available. Fuel efficiency for the base Civic is set at 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Opt for the hybrid, and those figures jump to 40 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway. The Honda Civic offers extreme reliability and a wallet-friendly base price tag of $15,805.
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2011 Nissan cube (29 mpg combined)
When it comes to exterior styling, the Nissan Cube is about as funky as it gets. Asymmetrical windows, rounded edges and a steep-angled roof frame all combine to give the Cube a distinctly cute personality. An efficient four-cylinder engine also ensures good around-town performance. Fuel efficiency is listed at 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Good interior volume and a fairly long list of standard features help add to the appeal of the Nissan Cube. Pricing for the 2011 Cube starts at $13,990.
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2011 Toyota RAV4 (24 mpg combined)
Teen drivers in the market for a cute 'ute may find much to like about the Toyota RAV4. Long a best-seller in the compact SUV class, the RAV4 offers a well-rounded combination of affordability, comfort and reliability. Fuel efficiency starts at 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. These figures are good among the SUV class. A large rear cargo area and load-friendly rear trunk entry help make the RAV4 a good option for hauling as well. The initial asking price for the 2011 RAV4 is $21,925.
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