2013 Scion iQ Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Classic Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,741 - $8,316
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
36 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
94
Seats
4

How 2013 Scion iQ Ranks In Its Class

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#16
  By Owner Reviews
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#6
  By Price
Ranks  
#1
  By Experts
Ranks  
#7
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

2.9 Overall Score
Performance 2.9Comfort 3.3Styling 3.2Value 2.8

Editor's Overview

As compact as the Smart Fortwo, but with better mileage, more horsepower and a bigger interior, the 2013 Scion iQ is the perfect commuter car. Its unusual seating arrangement isn't going to win it any friends on long road trips, but its ability to squeeze into tiny parking spots will likely win over city dwellers with short commutes.

Scion iQ Models & Trims

3dr HB $6,741 - $8,316
Horsepower: 94 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 5.0 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

5
4 star
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3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

It is a fantastic fuel efficient small car.

I love the compact nature of my scion. I love its efficiency. I like the features and the sound system.

Phoebe R
Helpful

It fits a lot of stuff even though it looks small.

Its small and really cute. Decent gas mileage. Catches attention. Unique.

Alexis A
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,741 - $8,316

Horsepower

Horsepower
94 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.3L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Not Available

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available

Power Steering

Power Steering
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
Not Available

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available

AC

AC
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
Not Available

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Not Available

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Not Available

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P175/60R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
78.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
26.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
120.1 (in.)

Width

Width
66.1 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2127 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
94 (hp)

Torque

Torque
89 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
Not Available

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
Not Available

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
Not Available

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Not Available

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid
Not Available

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
Not Available

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel
Not Available

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Not Available

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available

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
Not Available

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Not Available

Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
Not Available

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available

Overdrive

Overdrive
Not Available

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Not Available

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Not Available

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available

Night Vision

Night Vision
Not Available

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Not Available

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Not Available

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

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
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
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.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (1)

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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