A sub-compact hatchback with seating for two, the 2013 Scion 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 (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), traction control (TCS), brake assist (BA), and vehicle stability control (VSC). The iQ is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
After its introduction last year, the Scion IQ is mostly unchanged for 2013. It receives minor updates to its standard equipment, adding a rear speaker and some extra storage space. Both pieces of equipment were optional on last year's car.
Room for four 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 similarly sized 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.