The Small and Wonderful 2012 Scion iQ

Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

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.

2012 Scion iQ—Good Things Come in Small Cars

Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

They say good things come in small packages and the 2012 Scion iQ is no exception. This small car, which is only 120.1 inches long, may look like a toy but it is packed with several surprising features. As mentioned above, the Scion iQ is only 120.1 inches long which is roughly 10 feet. The width is 66.1 inches and the height is 59.1 inches. The large headlights and the windshield add to the playful appeal.

Though it may look like a two-seater Smart car from outside, it can actually seat up to 4 people. Scia calls it 3+1 because the right rear seat has more space than that of the driver’s side. Nevertheless, the driver’s rear can be used for child seating or a regular sized passenger if the driver needs less leg room.

Traction and stability controls come standard. Your safety is also in good hands with anti-lock brake system, brake assist and smart stop technology.

Other standard features are A/C, remote keyless entry, leather wrapped steering wheel, 50/50 split fold rear seats, outside temperature gauge, power locks, power windows, rear window defogger, eco-driving indicator, eco-driving indicator, front passenger under seat storage and rear cargo storage bin.             There is also power outside mirror with signal indicators and projector beam headlights.

Enjoy listening to your favorite music with the 6-speaker audio system with auxiliary jack, USB support with iPod connectivity.

The iQ is extremely fuel efficient. Its estimated mpg is at 36 in city driving and 37 in highways. The engine is 1.3 Liter four-cylinder with 94 horsepower and can make 89 lb. ft. of torque. Combined with continuously variable transmission (CVT), it is surprisingly resilient in city driving as well in highways. The fuel capacity is 8.5 GAL.

2012 Scion iQ: The Premium Micro Sub-Compact Vehicle

Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

Also known as Toyota iQ, this vehicle was initially designed to be a premium mini car with better materials and better noise isolation to give off a sophisticated feel.  It is compact and logical with things in a legible arrangement that makes Scion succeed in giving consumers an economic car. This vehicle targets the urban dwellers who are fashion conscious but live in tight spaces.  Fuel economy and the price tag are the two major attractions for this mini car.  Plus factor would be the full roster of aftermarket accessories that will be available anytime soon.

The 2012 Scion iQ delivers good performance with its 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 94 hp and CVT.  Consumers greatly love the driving dynamics that this vehicle offers.  You too will be amazed as this vehicle goes beyond what we would all call the comfort zone of city blocks, stoplights, and roundabouts.  It is simply the perfect car for cruising tight city streets.

Another great thing critics took note of is how solid and secure the 2012 Scion iQ makes passengers feel even at 80 mph on the highway.  Being very small and highly space efficient, Toyota just proved that bigger is not always better.

Fuel efficiency of the 2012 Scion iQ proves to be best among non-hybrid fuel economy with an EPA rating at 36/37 mpg city/highway and 37 mpg combined.

The interior is remarkably styled straightforward with maximized interior space and compact engineering.  Strong efforts to add more value feel inside and originality are a success as well with no low-grade materials.

Appearance is very deceptive when compared to the room space inside.  Toyota was able to pull out some magic in squeezing in four passengers in this delightful vehicle of only 120 inches in length.  That is a substantial 26.5 inches shorter than a Mini Cooper and costs much less than the mechanically identical Aston Martin Cygnet.

2012 Scion iQ – Driving Smart in San Diego

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2012 Scion iQ Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

With the 2012 Scion iQ, you can fit anywhere, plus, you can drive in style. With this compact car, you can travel light and travel fast. The engine’s horsepower is 94 at 6000rpm, while the torque is 89lb-ft at 440rpm – giving you speed like the wind. Its MPG in the city is 36 while 37 in the highway, giving you a guarantee that every drop of fuel is being saved by your car. There’s also the ECO-Driving Indicator that will help you save fuel while you are driving which about 5%-10% on every load at the pump. The exterior of the 2012 Scion iQ has a sleek, smart looking, compact design. The wheel cover has two options to chose from – the 5-spoke wheel cover and the 7-spoke wheel cover. The side mirrors also have signal light indicators for turning. The headlights are Projector Beam Headlamps to guide your way through the dark night.

The interior design features leather-trimmed seats, including the steering wheel. The 2012 Scion iQ has the voice recognition/audio control feature, letting you play the next soundtrack, use the navigation system, talk on the phone, and voice-to-text someone while your hand is on the wheel. There’s also the Remote Keyless Entry System; with one press of a button, the doors shall be unlocked, and also starting the car. So you can start driving right after stepping out of your home.

If you want to ‘Drive Smart’, a compact car, and to travel light, at a reasonable price, buy the new 2012 Scion iQ. Avail the new 2012 Scion iQ with these available colours – Black Sand Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black Currant Metallic, Hot Lava, Pacific Blue Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, and Blizzard Pearl.