2014 Scion iQ

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2014 Scion iQ
2014 Scion iQ

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Convenient size
  • Reasonably roomy
  • Cabin design, quality

The bad:

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

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Newly standard 6.1-inch touch-screen audio system
  • Available BeSpoke stereo with iPhone integration
  • One of the smallest cars in U.S.
  • Seats up to four
  • 1.3-liter four-cylinder
  • 11 airbags

2014 Scion iQ review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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.
New for 2014
A touch-screen stereo with a 6.1-inch screen is newly standard, and the available BeSpoke premium stereo now supports Aha-based smartphone integration and navigation functionality.
Exterior Highlights

  • 120.1 inches from bumper to bumper
  • Doors make up most of the car’s sides
  • 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers and all-season tires; 16-inch alloy wheels available
  • Keyless entry 
  • Folding side mirrors with turn-signal indicators 
  • Available fog lights 
  • Available rear spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Front passenger sits farther forward than the driver, which makes the rear seat on that side more usable
  • Both rear seats fold flat independently for cargo versatility
  • Air conditioning
  • Outside temperature gauge 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls 
  • Pioneer CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port 
  • Bluetooth cellphone connectivity and streaming audio 
  • Available navigation system 
  • Available configurable interior lighting with seven colors

Under the Hood

  • 94-horsepower, 1.3-liter four-cylinder
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Engine runs on regular gas
  • Front-wheel drive 
  • Electric power steering 
  • Available lowering springs

Safety Features

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front knee airbags
  • Front-seat-cushion airbags designed for occupant positioning during a crash
  • Rear-window curtain airbag
  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control 
  • Electronic stability system


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Fun to drive

Mainly buy the IQ for My wife for grocery shopping and to gym and we have 4Runner and Sienna at the same time. We usually will drive IQ for short distance drive in nice weather conditions. Highly recommended IQ as a second car, it is fun to drive. Build quality is excellent in this size and price range. Safety features and handling are amazing. Totally fine for 2 adults in normal size plus 1 kid less than 5 feet.


Great little car with Toyota quality.

The Scion IQ is a fun little city car that feels just fine on the open road at 80 plus mph. The 94 horsepower engine is only doing 3000 rpm at 70 mph. And it fits in my garage leaving space for my two motorcycles and my wife's car. It will make a you turn into the first lane with ease. And remember it is a Toyota.


Way more fun & quicker than we expected!

I bought this as a ho hum economical commuter but ended up loving this little gem. Not many cars this small come with a decent 4 cylinder engine and stock 16? wheels. The reliability of this Scion (Toyota) has been flawless and parking is a snap. Can?t believe it?s technically a 4 seater because we?ve never had 4 in it. Sips gas, and is like an attention getting go kart.

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