The new Scion comes with a new audio display and scion 10 series trim level. The Scion iQ is a small car and has more interior space than the Fortwo with the extra rear seat. The iQ has the most conventional power train with the larger four-cylinder engine. This small car can be parked anywhere you want. However, the car has not been upgraded too much and there are minor up gradations this time including rear speaker.
The Toyota Scion is 10 feet long and has space for three people, it also got a fourth seat for child. The car provides 94 horsepower and 1.3 liter four cylinder engine
- Large head and legroom for even taller people
- The interior is well managed and crafted
- 3+1 seating is incredible
- Packaging of the interior
- Good fuel economy
- Very easy to park anywhere
- What we don’t like?
- Acceleration is slow
- Gas mileage is poor
- Only comfy for two people
- Performance is sluggish
- It does not have any manual transmission to offer
- Engine: 1.3L
- Power transmission: 95 HP
- 0-60: 11.7 seconds
- Top speed: 100 mph
- Drive train: front-wheel
- Fuel economy: 36 City and 37 HWY
- Base price: $18,427
Outlook and Design
The iQ is a two door four passenger car and available in base and limited edition. Standard features are 16 inch wheels of steel, full power accessories, keyless entry, a leather covered steering wheel, Bluetooth phone connectivity feature, a six-speaker pioneer sound system, 6-inch touch screen display and HD radio.
The other trim level Scion 10 is a limited edition and adds the features like illuminated panels, 16-inch alloy wheel, illuminated badges, a solar-powered shift knob and floor mats.
You can also opt for alloy wheels, fog lamps, satellite radio, interior ambient lighting and smart phone app integration.
The car serves best with two occupants. However, three seating option is the best and the packaging under the hood let the engineers to move the seat side of the dash beyond forward.
The 50/50 split rear seat can be folded to enlarge the cargo area. The IQ gets a high quality pioneer system with too many media connections. Bespoke is cool and optional. Cabin features are simple and material is plastic.
Engine and Performance
The Scion iQ comes with a 1.3 liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 94 horsepower and 89 lb-ft of torque with a front-wheel drive. The iQ goes from 0 to 60 in 11.5 seconds. The fuel economy is 36 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.
The Scion iQ comes with great safety features and adds stability control feature, antilock brakes, front side airbags, knee air bags and curtain airbags. The car got four out of five stars for crash protection from the government. And Insurance Institite gave it a top score of ‘good’ for its safety performance.
The IQ is small cute car and is good on roads. Especially designed for U.S, the car has quick steering and short wheelbase makes the u-turn easy. Four cylinder engine provides sufficient power and decent fuel economy however, it could be unresponsive at times.