2012 Scion iQ, an AutoWeek Flash Drive Car Review

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A surface  blast  of the 2012 Scion iQ in front of the cityscape Photo by: Scion A surface blast of the 2012 Scion iQ in front of the cityscape. Photo by Scion.

The 2012 Scion iQ perched in front of a cityscape Photo by: Scion The 2012 Scion iQ perched in front of a cityscape. Photo by Scion.

A front three-quarter sight  of the 2012 Scion iQ Photo by: Scion A front three-quarter sight of the 2012 Scion iQ. Photo by Scion.

An open-door sight  of the 2012 Scion iQ Photo by: Scion An open-door sight of the 2012 Scion iQ. Photo by Scion.

An center  seem  at the 2012 Scion iQ by means of  navigation Photo by: Scion An center seem at the 2012 Scion iQ by means of navigation. Photo by Scion.

A partial seem  at the bottom  center  of the 2012 Scion iQ, by means of  four speakers, HD radio and CD player Photo by: Scion A partial seem at the bottom center of the 2012 Scion iQ, by means of four speakers, HD. Photo by Scion.

Two iQs fitted eager  on  a parking room  designated for one vehicle Photo by: Scion Two iQs fitted eager on a parking room designated for one vehicle. Photo by Scion.

A back  blast  of the 2012 Scion iQ in front of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Photo by: Scion A back blast of the 2012 Scion iQ in front of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridg. Photo by Scion.

By: Michelle Koueiter on 7/20/2011

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What is it?

Toyota is tossing its hat eager on the minicar ring in the shape of the 2012 Scion iQ.

At 4.9 get second-hand to tall and by means of an overall distance end to end of concerning 10 feet--just shy of a base longer supposed a Smart car--Scion inappropriately the iQ is the world's smallest four-seater. It went on sale in Japan as the Toyota iQ in 2008 and has as,because complete its way to the European market. Two existence and an ill at ease Aston Martin restyle following its U.S. concept debut in New York in 2009, the iQ is slated to hit West Coast dealerships in riches and after that filter eager on additional U.S. era close to the beginning after that year.

By extraordinary the iQ beneath the Scion make in the States, Toyota hopes to appeal to younger urbanites. The car's unconventional styling and minimalist yet well-appointed center too be hypothetical to be appealing to the younger crowd, as be hypothetical to a bottom cost of $15,995 (including destination). The 1.3-liter, four-cylinder engine stay 37 mpg on the highway, construct tableware sensible but is disappointing at what time better by means of better cars genuine as the Ford Focus at 40 mpg and the Chevrolet Cruze at 42 mpg.

On the outside, fat present and odd proportions provide the iQ a cartoonish character and a Volkswagen Beetle-esque charm. Inside, a broad front cabin creates the illusion of additional room at the back the wheel supposed one counting stay for in a minicar. Slim-back seats are offset so so as to the front passenger sits farther forward supposed the driver, taste additional legroom for the back passenger. The absence of a glove compartment intended legroom for the front passenger. Storage room is motionless obtainable in a sliding compartment beneath the passenger seat.

Overall, the center was a welcome contrast to the assault of technological skin we from occasion to time discover in new vehicles vying to set a trend in a exacting segment. The instrument board was by means of no trouble navigable at a rapid glance, sparing us needless bad-tempered or distracting features.

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What is it similar to to drive?

We tested the iQ in an perfect surroundings for construct it was created: the narrow, jam-packed streets spanning the hipster epicenter of San Francisco.

On the road, the engine is noisy, buzzing at far above the ground revs as of existence form connected to a continuously changeable transmission. That said, the iQ responded smartly at what time preliminary on steep inclines, and the brakes now physically powerful and responsive, still throughout firm downhill braking. The little dimension was a enormous advantage as,at the same time as maneuvering crossways lanes in stop-and-go traffic, and navigating the comparatively thin Pacific Coast Highway was hardly terrifying in a car so as to absent plenty space for lane-overflowing semis to zip by in the additional direction. The iQ become paler firmly planted at highway speeds, despite its bumper-car resemblance.

Do I desire one?

The iQ is a high-quality bottom car by means of abundance of space for center customization at an affordable price. It moderator by means of the bare basics for a at ease drive (legroom, underseat storage, a polite sound system/HD radio) and is intended to maneuver by means of no trouble in metropolis traffic. But it's absolutely meant for rapid trips. Two populace can fit comfortably, but we wouldn't inflict a extended ride in the rear seat on anybody we like.

While we'd leave the iQ at the back for a cross-country street trip, the iQ is a high-quality alternative for city-dwellers who require small, affordable and well-organized transportation.

2012 Scion iQ

ON SALE: riches (West Coast); first-quarter 2012 (nationwide)

BASE PRICE: $15,995

DRIVETRAIN: 1.3-liter, 94-hp, 89-lb-ft inline-four; FWD, continuously changeable transmission

CURB WEIGHT: 2,127 lb

0-60 MPH: 11.8 sec (mfr)

FUEL ECONOMY (EPA): 37 mpg



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