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2012 Scion iQ

At a Glance

Pricing $15,265
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.3l I4
Transmissions CVT
Fuel Economy 36 (city), 37 (highway)

Overview Information

The Scion iQ is a small, inexpensive, and fuel-efficient vehicle aimed at urban dwellers. At just 120 inches long, the iQ is 20 in. shorter than a Fiat 500, but 14 in. longer than the Smart fortwo. The interior has seating for four passengers. Rear seat passengers have a scant 28-in of legroom, but with the rear seats folded down, the iQ can haul up to 16.7 cubic feet of cargo. A 94-bhp, 1.3l four-cylinder engine provides the power to the front wheels through a standard CVT transmission. The payback for the small size is a high combined fuel economy rating of 37 MPG. In its low starting price of around $16,000, the iQ includes standard power equipment a four-speaker Pioneer audio system and Bluetooth connectivity.

What Changed:

The all-new Scion iQ is a US version of the Toyota iQ sold in Europe. The tiny iQ has seating for four passengers in a body that is almost three feet shorter than a Toyota Yaris. A standard 1.3l four-cylinder engine rated at 94-hp powers the front wheels. A CVT transmission is standard.

Official Word:

Scion announced today that its 2012 iQ premium micro-subcompact will begin arriving in dealerships this October. The Scion iQ is only 10 feet long yet seats four people, making it the world's smallest four-seater. "Scion prides itself on being an innovative brand with a lineup of iconic vehicles that set automotive trends," said Jack Hollis, vice president of Scion. "The iQ is the fourth vehicle in the family, and it will define the premium micro-subcompact segment...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
iQ 1.3l I4 (94-bhp) CVT FWD 36/37/36 $15,265