2011 Scion IQ Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The iQ is new to the U.S. market. The car has been sold as a Toyota in Europe since its 2008 launch. In the U.S., the iQ’s place at the bottom of the Scion lineup means it has features like turn signal indicators integrated into the side mirrors and a six-speaker sound system that can be fitted with multiple head units.
Today, with the introduction of the Scion iQ for 2011, the Smart Fortwo now has a competitor. The Scion iQ is a renamed version of the Euro Toyota iQ minicar. The Scion configuration has minor changes like darker headlights. The Scion name, attractive wheels, and nice features position the vehicle in line with the xB and the tC.
Toyota identifies its iQ as the smallest 4-seater on offer today, but in truth, your passengers may have trouble squeezing into the back seat area. The iQ has a 3-plus-1 seating configuration. The passenger seat and driver seat in the front are offset. The front passenger seat doesn’t compromise the back seat area, but the back of the driver seat does. If the rear seats are folded you can squeeze in a couple of golf bags. The iQ is a foot longer than the Smart Fortwo. It has a four cylinder motor while the Fortwo only offers a three cylinder engine. The iQ sports the 1.3-L 4-cylinder motor joined to a CVT that powers the car’s front wheels when in motion.
Darkened headlights and Scion badges set the iQ apart from the Toyota-badged car sold in Europe. In the U.S., you won’t confuse the 120.1-inch car for anything on the road, except maybe a Smart Fortwo, which is even shorter. There’s more room inside the iQ than you might expect. Scion claims you can fit four people inside, as long as the passenger behind the driver is a small child. The front seats are offset, leaving more room behind the front passenger.
A 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine producing 90 horsepower is at the heart of the iQ. A continuously variable transmission completes the only available powertrain combination available in the U.S. Suspension is MacPherson struts in the front and a torsion beam rear suspension. The car’s flat gas tank is placed beneath the floor to reduce rear overhang. Ten airbags are standard on the iQ, including a rear-window curtain airbag. ABS, stability control, traction control, Toyota’s Brake Assist, and Electronic Brake force Distribution are all standard as well.
Bodystyles: Two-door hatchback
Engines: 1.3L I-4
Price : Not Available