2015 Scion iQ 3dr HBNew Search Select Other Trims
Get Free Quotes from local dealers
- Fuel Economy:
36 MPG city / 37 MPG hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4, 1.3 L/81
94 hp @ 6000 rpm
2015 Scion iQ OverviewThe 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 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. A leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with audio controls is also included, as is 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.
2015 Scion iQ Model Changes
The Scion iQ is unchanged for the 2015 model year.
2015 Scion iQ Value
The Scion iQ may be similar in size to those offered by Mercedes-Benz' "smart" brand, but the iQ actually goes above and beyond the competition. The iQ is an engineering powerhouse, with excellent freeway manners for such a small car, as well as an in-the-city demeanor that makes it a snap to maneuver. The iQ's turning radius of 25.8 feet out-performs the smart by nearly three feet and interior materials are top-notch. When the ways that Scion allows for personalizing its vehicles are factored, the iQ shows itself to be a popular choice for urban dwellers who still need practical transportation.
2015 Scion iQ Strengths
Room for four in a tiny package; decent power for its size; excellent fuel efficiency; great highway manners; easy to maneuver
Certain specifications, prices and equipment data have been provided under license from Chrome Data Solutions (“Chrome Data").© 2012 Chrome Data Solutions, LP. All Rights Reserved. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.