2012 Scion iQ First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Scion iQ - Road Test Specs

2012 Scion iQ Hatchback

(1.3L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)


Year Make Model2012 Scion iQ (1.3L 4cyl CVT)
Vehicle TypeFWD 3-passenger 2dr Hatchback
Estimated MSRP$15,995
Assembly locationJapan


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,329/81
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)94 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)89 @ 4,400
Fuel type87-octane gasoline
Transmission typePulley-regulated continuously variable transmission with console shifter
Transmission ratios (x:1)Minimum = 2.386; maximum = 0.426
Final-drive ratio (x:1)5.403


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist-beam axle, coil springs, twin-tube dampers
Steering typeElectric-assist, variable-ratio, rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.2
Tire make and modelGoodyear Assurance
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size175/60R16
Wheel size16-by-5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front10-inch ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear7.1-inch drums

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)11.8

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)36 mpg city/37 mpg highway/37 mpg combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)8.5

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityiPod via USB jack
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,127
Length (in.)120.1
Width (in.)66.1
Height (in.)59.1
Wheelbase (in.)78.7
Track, front (in.)58.1
Track, rear (in.)57.5
Turning circle (ft.)12.9
Legroom, front (in.)40.9
Legroom, rear (in.)28.6
Headroom, front (in.)37.7
Headroom, rear (in.)35.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)53.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)50.2
Seating capacity3 + 1
Trunk volume (cu-ft)3.5
Trunk volume, top down (cu-ft)16.7
Ground clearance (in.)5.3


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/25,000 miles

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