2012 Scion iQ Values

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2012 model year changes

The Scion iQ is a new model for 2012. The diminutive car is technically a 4-seater, though it's best to plan on two adults plus their stuff for any sort of trip. The iQ is designed as a purely urban machine with the commuter in mind. To that end, it features a 94-hp 1.3L inline-4 and returns an impressive 36 mpg city, 37 mpg highway. Like all Scions, the iQ comes packed with plenty of standard features and is eminently customizable. At just over $15,000, the iQ promises to deliver great value.

Competitive comparison

Room for two-plus adults in a tiny package; decent power for its size; excellent fuel efficiency; great highway manners; easy to maneuver

Special features for 2012

The Scion iQ, similar to Smart's offerings, goes above and beyond the Fortwo. The iQ is an engineering powerhouse, with excellent freeway manners for such a small car, as well as an in-the-city demeanor that makes it a snap to maneuver. Its turning radius of 25.8 feet out-performs the Smart by nearly three feet and interior materials are top-notch. When the ways that Scion allows for personalizing its vehicles are factored, the iQ shows itself to be a popular choice for urban dwellers who need to get around.



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New for 2012, the Scion iQ is a sub-compact hatchback with seating for four. The iQ is powered by a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 94 hp and 89 lb-ft of torque. FWD paired with a CVT transmission enables the iQ to achieve an EPA estimated 36 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. Features include 16-inch wheels, keyless entry, air conditioning, 4-way front seats, 50/50 split folding rear seats, hands-free phone capabilities, 4-speaker sound system, HD radio, steering wheel mounted controls, and USB jack. Safety is comprised of dual-stage front airbags, front knee airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, seat cushion airbags, rear window airbag, anti-lock brake system, electronic brake distribution, traction control, brake assist, and vehicle stability control. The iQ is backed by a 3-year/30,000-mile warranty.