Consumer Reviews Summary
2 of 3 (66%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Scion iQ Overview
The 2013 Scion iQ is one of several micro cars designed for trekking city environments with their minimal footprint and high city fuel economy.
The 2013 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. For 2013, the iQ adds a new BeSpoke Premium stereo as an option which adds HD radio, Bluetooth connectivity, iTunes tagging, and Pandora internet radio integration.
The two-door, hatchback Scion iQ comes standard with projector beam headlights, power mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, 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.
Under the hood, power comes from a 94-horsepower, 1.3-liter, I-4 engine that is mated to a 2-speed CVT. The iQ returns 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.
Inside, the iQ technically seats four with good space for the driver and front passenger, but the rear seats should only be used in case of an emergency. In fact, most of the time the 50/50-split rear seats will remain folded most of the time in our estimation to open up 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 (with or without traffic display), a navigation system, and upgraded Pioneer/BeSpoke audio systems are available options.
The 2013 iQ features Scion’s Star Safety System which provides 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.
The 2013 Scion iQ’s biggest weakness is its price. It is more expensive than a few larger cars on the market – like the Kia Soul and Honda Fit to name a few – but this small car packs it in big with a host of standard features and if you’re looking to downsize, the iQ fits the bill.