2015 Scion iQ  -  $16,510

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,510
Base Invoice: $15,727
Destination Charge: $845
Options: $0
Trim: 3dr HB (GS)
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 37 | City: 36 | Hwy: 37
Body Style: 3dr HB (GS)
Transmission: Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT-F)
Engine: Engine: 1.3L 4-Cylinder DOHC Dual VVT-i


Room for four in a tiny package; decent power for its size; excellent fuel efficiency; great highway manners; easy to maneuver

Model Highlights

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 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.

Model News

The Scion iQ is unchanged for the 2015 model year.

Value Writeup

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.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.8 (Est)

EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
37 MPG

Cruising Range - City
306.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
36 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
37 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
314.50 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4

1.3 L/81

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
94 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
89 @ 4400

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
73.8 ft³

Front Head Room
37.7 in

Front Leg Room
40.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.1 in

Front Hip Room
53.9 in

Second Head Room
35.9 in

Second Leg Room
28.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
50.2 in

Second Hip Room
33.8 in

78.7 in

Length, Overall
120.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.1 in

Height, Overall
59.1 in

Track Width, Front
58.1 in

Track Width, Rear
57.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
3.5 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
16.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2127 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
26.4 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
7.1 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Rear Drum Diam x Width
7.1 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
8.5 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Maintenance Years

Maintenance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
DEC 29, 2014


Potential Number of Units Affected

Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, RAV4, Scion FRS, and XB vehicles. The affected vehicles may have accessories installed by SET, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. The accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.

Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.

SET will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall began February 23, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-14B.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 31, 2013 to DEC 16, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 1.3L 4-Cylinder DOHC Dual VVT-i

Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT-F)

Front-Wheel Drive

2800# Gvwr

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front Anti-Roll Bar

Electric Power-Assist Steering

8.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Wheels: 16" x 5" Steel

Tires: P175/60R16 AS

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Metal-Look Bumper Insert

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Metal-Look Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Regular Wiper and Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Fixed Interval Wipers

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Black Grille

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps

Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Pioneer -inc: 160-watt, 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen display, auxiliary audio, USB input ports, HD Radio technology, hands-free phone capability, music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology and steering wheel mounted controls,

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Radio Data System

6 Speakers

Automatic Equalizer

Digital Signal Processor

Integrated Roof Antenna

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Front Bucket Seats -inc: 4-way front seats w/integrated headrests covered in woven fabric

50-50 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Includes Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Manual Tilt Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Fixed Rear Windows

4 Person Seating Capacity

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Piano Black Door Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob

Fabric Upholstery

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors

Full Floor Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering

Carpet Floor Trim

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Cloth Back Material

Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Engine Immobilizer

1 12V DC Power Outlet

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag, Driver And Passenger Cushion Front Airbag and Rear Windshield Airbag

First Aid Kit

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners













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