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