2012 Scion iQ Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Blizzard Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,164 - $7,691
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
36 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
94
Seats
4

How 2012 Scion iQ Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.0Comfort 3.4Styling 3.3Value 2.9

Editor's Overview

Scion likes to describe the new-for-2012 iQ as the world's smallest 4-seater. But if you really need four seats on a regular basis, the iQ isn't the smart choice. If, on the other hand, you could unlock a new world of parking possibilities with a tiny microcar, the iQ is your best bet.

Scion iQ Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 3dr HB $6,164 - $7,691
Horsepower: 94 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 5.0 (in.) - Steel
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Owner Reviews

4.25
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It is a car that people should always look for when they are driving, just because they're using a truck doesn't mean that they have to disregard me and my car while I'm driving.

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My vehicle is small and compact, but fast. I'd like it better if other drivers respected me on the road. I'd like it better if I wasn't always getting cut off because of how small it is. I like that it is fuel efficient.

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It is extremely compact, so it doesn't fit four people very comfortably.

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It is compact, which is good and bad. The sound system is great. The air conditioning is great. It doesn't fit four people very comfortably.

Paul S
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That my car is awesome and is very cute and easy to drive. Saves gas too.

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I like it because it is easy to park with my small car. What I do not like is it won't fit more people that a normal car has.

J H
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,164 - $7,691

Horsepower

Horsepower
94 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
1.3L DOHC 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
28.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.7 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
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Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
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Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
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Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Bed Liner
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Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
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Running Boards

Running Boards
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P175/60R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
78.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
12.9 (ft.)

Length

Length
120.1 (in.)

Width

Width
66.1 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2127 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
94 (hp)

Torque

Torque
89 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
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Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
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Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid
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PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
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PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel
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Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
8.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
37 (mpg)

City

City
36 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
37 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
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Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

Overdrive
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CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Standard
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Night Vision

Night Vision
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Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Star Safety System -inc: vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brake system, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, smart stop technology
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbag system
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags *
  • Driver/front passenger knee airbags
  • Driver seat cushion airbag
  • Rear window curtain airbag *
  • 3-point seatbelts in all positions -inc: driver-side emergency locking retractor, automatic/emergency locking retractor on all passenger belts
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) -inc: lower anchors on outboard rear seats, tether anchors on all rear seats
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • First aid kit w/owner's portfolio

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Body & Interior Design
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Safety Recalls (1)

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Air Bags > Frontal > Sensor/control Modul Nov 8, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 8, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V528000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Scion IQ vehicles manufactured July 31, 2011, through October 12, 2012. The cable for the Occupant Classification System (OCS) may become damaged when sliding the passenger seat forward or backward.
Consequence:
If the cable for the OCS becomes damaged, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover on the OCS weight sensor cable. The recall is expected to begin in December 2012. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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