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2015 Scion iQ

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$9,773 — $12,553 USED
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Hatchback
4 Seats
37 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 1 reviews

The Good

  • Convenient size
  • Reasonably roomy
  • Cabin design, quality

The Bad

  • Mileage good but not great
  • Modest acceleration
  • Backseat nearly touches rear window
2015 Scion iQ exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Scion iQ
  • One of the smallest cars in U.S.
  • Seats up to four
  • 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 11 airbags
  • Touch-screen stereo standard

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The iQ, which Scion classifies as a micro-subcompact, is one of the smallest cars in the U.S. It competes with the Smart ForTwo, Mini Cooper and Fiat 500. The iQ delivers good but not great gas mileage — like the ForTwo but with more seats.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

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; 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • Pioneer CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Available navigation system
  • Available selectable interior lighting with seven colors

Under the Hood

  • 94-horsepower, 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Available lowering springs

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front knee airbags
  • Front-seat-cushion airbags designed for o...
Vehicle Overview

The iQ, which Scion classifies as a micro-subcompact, is one of the smallest cars in the U.S. It competes with the Smart ForTwo, Mini Cooper and Fiat 500. The iQ delivers good but not great gas mileage — like the ForTwo but with more seats.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

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; 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • Pioneer CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Available navigation system
  • Available selectable interior lighting with seven colors

Under the Hood

  • 94-horsepower, 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Available lowering springs

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • 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

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
1 review — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

scion iq just the car for me

by NANCY B from EVERETT MA on June 8, 2018

meets all the needs I have for driving gas economy get up and go for the size great for city driving and parking love this car Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Scion iQ currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Scion iQ Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
acceptable
Overall Rear
acceptable
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
acceptable
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Scion

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The iQ received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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