2015 Scion iQ Overview
- Micro-subcompact competes with the smart fortwo and Fiat 500
- Only about 10 feet long
- 11 airbags for added safety
The diminutive 2015 scion iQ is a two-door micro-subcompact designed for urban life, offering great fuel economy at 36 city mpg.
In shape, the iQ looks similar to the fortwo but its backseat gives it a bit more depth than the smart car. Overall length is just 120.1 inches, or a hair longer than 10 feet. The side mirror offer integrated turn signals and 16-inch steel wheels come standard, with alloy wheels optional. Fog lights and a rear spoiled are also available.
Under the hood, power is provided by a 94-hp, 1.3-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a CVT. The front-wheel drive iQ offers an estimated 36/37 mpg city/highway.
Inside, the iQ has a unique seating configuration in which the front passenger seat is actually placed ahead of the driver’s seat so there is easier access to the rear and a big more room for rear passengers. That being said, don’t expect to carry anyone you like back there more than a few minutes at a time. Standard equipment includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, USB port, and air conditioning. A navigation system, internet radio, and an upgraded stereo are optional.
Standard safety equipment includes 11 airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.