(3.5) 4 reviews
MSRP: $6,401$11,909
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 37
Engine: 94-hp, 1.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2013 Scion iQ

Our Take on the 2013 Scion iQ

Our Take

The iQ, which Scion classifies as a micro-subcompact, became one of the three or four smallest cars in the U.S. when it arrived in late 2011, joining the likes of the Smart ForTwo, Mini Cooper and Fiat 500. The iQ delivers good but not great mileage — like the ForTwo but with more seats. F... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Mileage good but not great
  • Modest acceleration
  • Backseat nearly contacts rear window

Notable Features

  • Available BeSpoke stereo with iPhone integration
  • One of the smallest cars in U.S.
  • Seats up to four
  • 1.3-liter four-cylinder
  • CVT
  • 11 airbags

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.