Consumer Reviews Summary
19 of 21 (90%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Scion iQ Overview
While not the most affordable compact car on the market, the 2012 Scion iQ is an attractive commuter vehicle loaded with standard features, and a modern, good-looking design.
The 94-horsepower, 1.3-liter, I-4 engine gets 36 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, making it an excellent choice for savings at the pump and for the environment.
The Scion iQ is priced higher than some larger cars on the market – Kia Soul, Honda Fit, and Ford Fiesta, to name a few – but this small car packs it in big with a host of standard features. The iQ’s compact size and 12-foot turning radius make it a breeze to park in even the smallest parking spaces, further reinforcing it as a great choice for the urban warrior.
The two-door, hatchback Scion iQ comes standard with power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, projector beam headlights, intermittent front windshield wipers, and a rear window wiper. Exterior styling is enhanced with body-colored front and rear bumpers and a black grille. Available options include 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and fog lights.
Inside, the iQ seats four with good space for the driver and front passenger, but rear-seat passengers are in for a cramped ride. The 50/50 split rear passenger seats fold flat to deliver 16.7 cubic feet of storage. Standard features include air conditioning, outside temperature gauge, and power locks and windows with driver and front passenger one-touch controls. A multi-information display, trip meter, and eco-drive indicator provide the driver with plenty of information, and the tilt steering wheel includes audio controls.
The standard Pioneer four-speaker audio system comes with HD radio, Bluetooth® connectivity, USB port with iPod connectivity, and an auxiliary audio jack. Satellite radio from SiriusXM (with or without traffic display), a navigation system, and an upgraded Pioneer audio system are available options.
Scion’s Star Safety System provides the 2012 iQ with a host of standard safety features, including vehicle stability control, traction control, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution with brake-assist, and smart stop technology. Interior safety features include driver and front passenger airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, driver’s knee airbag, seat cushion airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, and a rear window curtain airbag. A tire pressure monitoring system provides added vehicle safety, and an included first aid kit provides added passenger safety.
The 2012 Scion iQ provides drivers with a stylish commuter vehicle option that’s inexpensive, but not cheap, and ideal for trekking today’s urban jungles.