2012 Scion iQ

Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I4

Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I4

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2012 Scion iQ
2012 Scion iQ
The notion of an ultracompact city car is pretty foreign to most Americans, but if you live in a crowded urban center, it's one that can make a lot of sense. Heretofore, the only city car available in the United States was the disappointing Smart ForTwo, but now comes the far more pleasant and practical Scion iQ, which should go a long way toward redeeming the concept. The iQ is longer than the Smart by about a foot, but it's still two feet shorter than a Fiat 500. Still, there's enough space to allow Scion to squeeze in four seats--although the company characterizes the iQ as a 3+1-seater. That's because the front passenger seat is mounted farther forward than the driver's seat, allowing reasonable space for a passenger in the right rear seat. Meanwhile, the left rear seat is almost unusable unless the driver's seat is pulled all the way forward. More importantly, the iQ is actually fun to drive. Its tiny 1.3-liter engine makes only 94 hp, but the iQ weighs 2127 pounds, so it doesn't necessarily feel underpowered. Fuel economy is quite good in the city (where you're most likely to drive it) but on the highway it falls short of the 40-mpg mark. The continuously variable automatic transmission is far more polished than Smart's jerky gearbox, but we would prefer a true stick shift. The chassis is where the iQ really shines. Ride quality is far better than you'd expect with such a short wheelbase, and the steering is a delight. The turning radius, at 25.8 feet, is nearly three feet less than a Smart's; you can't beat that for maneuverability. The iQ is the smart choice in tiny cars.
2012 Scion IQ Front Three Quarter 1
Toyota today outlined ambitious plans for new hybrid vehicles, as well as more fuel-efficient gas and diesel engines. At the announcement in Japan, Toyota also revealed details on a new small electric car based on the Scion iQ.
2012 Scion IQ Front View 3
Upon being handed the keys to the itty-bitty Scion iQ, I immediately thought about the brand's viral series of "PARK!" videos involving funny parking situations for the iQ. My quest was to find the smallest spots that I could squeeze the city car into, but discovered that small parking spots are hard to come by in the Midwest.
2012 Scion IQ Lombard Street
Scion is offering a neat opportunity to the first people to buy its new iQ micro-hatchback. Anyone who buys or leases a Scion iQ between May 1 and July 31 can receive a free PlayStation Vita handheld video game system.
2012 Scion IQ SR Project Pryzm Front Three Quarter
As an A-segment car roughly the size of a large dog, the Scion iQ is one micro-compact that doesn’t need help distinguishing itself from the crowd. But Canadian tuner SR Auto Group customized the miniscule iQ anyway, giving the car a look that some might call unique—and others might call something else. With a blacked-out front grille and valance, as well as a few other tacked-on exterior pieces, the SR Project Pryzm is one way to make your Scion more memorable.
Scion IQ Babes N Donuts 1
The 2012 Scion iQ is already regarded as a great car for city living thanks to its tiny dimensions, but what else can it do? Donuts, at least if the car's new ad campaign is to be believed.

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Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I4
36 MPG City | 37 MPG Hwy
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2012 Scion iQ Specifications

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1.3L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
36 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
37 MPG
94 hp @ 6000rpm
89 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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