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2011 Scion iQ Review

 

Micro Machine

A three-quarter front view of a white 2011 Scion iQ

In short: A tiny two-door, four-passenger subcompact.

With a wheelbase of just 78.7 inches, Scion's new city-friendly hatchback is one of the smallest cars available in American showrooms. The iQ's obvious competition is the smart fortwo; however, while smart cars only have room for — you guessed it — two, Scion's subcompact utilizes a unique 3+1 seating configuration that can accommodate up to four passengers. An advanced safety system including ten airbags is standard on the Scion iQ, ensuring passenger protection and peace of mind.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile basic coverage; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage; 5-year/unlimited mile corrosion perforation coverage


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $14,215

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 3-door hatchback
Engine: 1.3-liter 4-cylinder with Dual VVT-i
Horsepower: 90 hp
Transmission: continuously variable transmission

Wheelbase: 78.7 in
Length/Width/Height: 120.1/66.1/59.1 in

Brakes: ABS with brake assist

Traction: stability control with traction control

Combined EPA:
40 mpg (est.)

Safety:
10 airbags including rear-window air curtain

 

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