The 2012 Scion iQ is one of the most affordable small cars out there. Despite its small frame, this baby has several features that make it perfect for city driving. You can’t help but smile and gush over this extremely cute ride. The Scion iQ measures only 120.1 inches long and 66.1 inches wide. The height of the car is 59.1 inches. Large headlights and 16-inch alloy wheels that are pushed all the way out give it a “tougher than it looks” demeanor.
Wheels are pushed as far as it can go to give the iQ ample cargo space that can fit 4 people. Actually, it’s deemed by Scion as 3+1. The right rear seat has more space than the left so it’s best to use the left side for a child seat or for loading your things. Fold down the rear seats and you get 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
Apart from the surprising cargo space, there is also more storage than you would expect. The glove box has been discarded and replaced by larger storage pockets in the doors. There’s also the presence of a sliding storage under the passenger seats.
Other standard features are air-conditioning, remote keyless entry, leather wrapped steering wheel, power windows and locks, rear window defogger, eco-driving indicator, outside temperature gauge and power outside mirror with signal indicators.
2012 Scion iQ packs an array of safety standard features such as 11 airbags with knee airbags for the driver’s and passenger’s seats; rear window curtain airbag; traction and stability controls; anti-lock brake system; brake assist and smart stop technology.
Another advantage of driving a subcompact is the fuel efficiency. Mpg is estimated at 36 in city driving and 37 in highways. A 1.3 Liter four-cylinder with 94 horsepower and 89 lb. ft. torque powers this adorable car and it can hold up to 8.5 GAL of fuel.