- 1.3 liter inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine
- 2 Doors
- 4-wheel ABS brakes
- 94 hp horsepower
- Air conditioning
- Audio controls on steering wheel
- Center Console - Full with storage
- Clock - In-dash
- CVT Transmission
- External temperature display
- Front seat type - Bucket
- Front-wheel drive
- Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 37 and EPA city (mpg): 36
- Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row
- Intermittent window wipers
- Knee airbags - Driver and passenger
- Passenger Airbag
- Power mirrors
- Power steering
- Power windows with 2 one-touch
- Privacy/tinted glass
- Rear bench seats
- Rear defogger
- Rear wiper
- Remote power door locks
- Signal mirrors - Turn signal in mirrors
- Stability control
- Tilt steering wheel
- Traction control - ABS and driveline
- Trip computer
- Video Monitor Location - Front
The Scion iQ is tiny, with a wheelbase of just 78.7 inches. However, it's amazing what Toyota engineers have been able to pack into that minimal allotted space.
Up front is a 94-hp 1.3L inline-4-cylinder with variable valve timing. The unit is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that can propel the iQ to 60 mph in just under 12 seconds. More importantly, the iQ returns 36 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
The iQ rides on 16-inch steel wheels, which are suspended by MacPherson struts up front and a torsion beam in the rear. Braking is courtesy of ventilated front discs and rear drums.
Seating for four is technically possible, but the rear 50/50 split-folding seats are often better suited to carrying a small payload. Cargo capacity is 16.7 cubic feet of space with the seats down. Front seating, on the other hand, is quite ample, with nearly 41 inches of leg room.
Standard exterior features include keyless entry, a rear wiper and folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators. Inside there are standard amenities such as air conditioning, 4-way front seats, outside temperature gauge and power locks, mirrors and windows, with driver and passenger one-touch auto up/down. Also included is a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with audio controls, a 160-watt Pioneer CD stereo with 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen controls, auxiliary audio and USB inputs and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity.
Optional equipment for the iQ includes exterior body moldings and rear spoiler, fog lights, special door sill overlays and illumination, interior lighting, Toyota Racing Development sport suspension components and alloy wheels.
A special-edition "10 Series" iQ is outfitted in Silver Ignition paint, with illuminated front and rear badging, an upgraded Pioneer audio system, special silver interior details, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
As in all Scions, safety has been made a high priority in the iQ. The car includes eleven airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution, traction control, stability control and a tire pressure monitor.
For 2014, the only significant change to the Scion iQ is a new 6.1-inch touchscreen LCD audio interface. And to commemorate Scion's 10th anniversary, the Scion 10 Series iQ comes in special Silver Ignition paint, with illuminated front and rear badging, a Pioneer audio system, a solar-powered illuminated shift knob, silver seatbelts, special interior details and 16-inch alloy wheels. Pricing on the special-edition model starts at $17,850.