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2016 FIAT 500 vs. 2015 Scion iQ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500 than the Scion iQ. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion iQ, the FIAT 500 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The FIAT 500 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Scion iQ, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The FIAT 500 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Scion iQ, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 500 is much higher than that for the Scion iQ.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500 is much slimmer than the Scion iQ, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Scion iQ.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Scion iQ.

Handling
The FIAT 500 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Scion iQ, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500 has a much more powerful engine than the Scion iQ. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500 and the Scion iQ. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion iQ.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500 than that of the Scion iQ.

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2016 FIAT
500

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MSRP*: $16,995 - $22,575

2015 Scion
iQ

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MSRP*: $15,665
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City MPG: 28 - 31 36
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,765 - $21,983 $14,882

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.