2012 Scion iQ-A Review

December 09, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

2012 Scion iQ is a small and smart car, it is just 19-feet long and meant for 4 passengers. Jack Hollis, vice president of Scion said, “Scion prides itself on being an innovative brand with a lineup of iconic vehicles that set automotive trends. The iQ is the fourth vehicle in the family, and it will define the premium micro-subcompact segment as the choice for new urbanites who want clever transportation without a sacrifice in style or new features.” Let’s discuss its features and specifications in detail.


2012 Scion iQ is equipped with 1.3L 4-cylinder engine which produces 94 Horsepower n torque of 89 lb-ft, most up-to-date dual VVT-i has been used in its engine which makes it fuel-efficient and eco-friendly. Additionally, fuel economy is improved by the CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) which increase the efficiency of engine while improving acceleration and fuel efficiency. Estimated EPA rating of Scion iQ is 37mpg (combined) and it is among the most fuel economical 2012 cars. A part from this, it has been listed as Ultra Low Emission Vehicle.


Design of 2012 Scion iQ is stylish and versatile, engineers have used intelligent approach in its design in order to make it unique. Geometric shape of Scion iQ is made prominent by beltline which moves from large and stout headlamps. Side mirrors with incorporated turn signals adds more style in the looks of this spectacular vehicle.

Available Exterior Colors

This wonderful car is available in following exterior colors;

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Hot Lava
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Black Currant Metallic


Interior of Scion iQ is quite versatile and features quite comfortable seats; leather wrapped steering wheel with red stitches is available as standard feature. Scion Drive Monitor is also among the standard interior equipment which displays information about external temperature as well MPG value and ECO and helps the driver to keep an eye on fuel economy and emission level.

Safety Features

Scion iQ features 11 air bags as standard safety features which are as follows;

  • Rear Window Airbag
  • Front Passenger Airbag
  • Driver Seat Airbag
  • Driver and Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags
  • Driver and Front Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Cushion Airbags for driver and front passenger

Features of Standard Star Safety System are;

  • ABS Brakes
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Traction Control
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Smart Stop Technology brake over-ride
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features of 2012 Scion iQ are;

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • HD Radio Technology
  • Advanced Sound Retriever
  • Pioneer Premium Audio System (optional)
  • Global Positioning Satellite System


Starting MSRP of 2012 Scion iQ is US $15,265; delivering, handling and processing fee is US $730.

Don’t worry about the size of this small car, it is quite spacious and easily accommodate 4 passengers. High-tech entertainment, convenience and safety features makes it a worth buying car.

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