...This is pretty slow, though other similar cars aren't much better. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 36 mpg city/37 mpg highway and 37 mpg combined. Safety: The 2012 Scion iQ comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes (front disc and rear drums), front side airbags, front side curtain airbags, front knee airbags and three more airbags not commonly found in other cars -- front seat-cushion airbags and a rear-window airbag that deploys around the rear seat headrests. In Edmunds brake testing, the iQ stopped from 60 mph in 131 feet, which is about 10 feet longer than average...
...a 4-speaker 160-watt Pioneer standard audio system (with AM/FM/HD radio, in-dash single CD player and MP3 playback capability), Bluetooth, Sirius XM satellite radio connectivity, a USB connection, auxiliary audio input (with iPod integration), projector beam headlights and 16-inch steel wheels with 5- or 7-spoke wheel covers and all-season tires are all standard equipment for the 2012 Scion iQ. additional equipment options include a 4-piece aero kit, rear spoiler, mudguards, fog lights, a navigation system and 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels with all-season tires.As far as safety features are...
Source: MSN Autos
...Configured as a four-seater there is nary four or five inches of cargo room between the hatch and the seat back, so even quick trips to the grocery store will be a seat-down affair. Seat-up cargo room is listed as 3.5 cubic feet, while maximum, seat-down storage checks in at 16.7 cubic feet.From the driver's seat the iQ's cabin is a minimalist's paradise, with a scant three vertically placed knobs making up the center-stack controls. Scion uses soft-surface plastics where users come in contact with it most, and the overall cabin design has that funky Scion feel, with a V-shaped housing that's...
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