2015 Scion iQ

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2015 Scion iQ
2015 Scion iQ
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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

120.1” x 59.1”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Convenient size
  • Reasonably roomy
  • Cabin design, quality

The bad:

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

1 trim

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Notable features

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

2015 Scion iQ review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


scion iq just the car for me

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

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New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/unlimited distance