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2015 Scion iQ

Original MSRP Range
$15,665
Available Style(s)
Hatchback
MPG
36 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
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2015 Scion iQ

What We Like

Tiny footprint; surprisingly entertaining handling; impressive combined fuel economy

What We Don't

Costs as much as some regular cars; performance-sapping continuously variable automatic (CVT)

Ratings

Expert Rating

2.8/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2015 Scion iQ?

The iQ receives no changes this year. 

Which iQ is the Best?

The base iQ specification would be the one that we'd choose, as the value proposition suffers further once you start adding accessories. Find a Scion iQ for sale

 

How Much Does a 2015 Scion iQ Cost?

The 2015 Scion iQ is offered in a single trim level with a range of optional accessories.

Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels with plastic covers, air conditioning, fully powered accessories, a tilt-only leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 6-speaker audio system with a 6.1-in touchscreen display, Bluetooth and iPod/USB connectivity.

Scions are all about accessorizing, so the iQ has a long list of add-ons, notably 16-in alloy wheels, a BeSpoke infotainment system (including internet radio, Yelp, TripAdvisor and other online services), a 7-color interior lighting system and performance-oriented upgrades such as lowering springs.

In terms of versatility, we think it's likely that most iQ owners will keep the rear seats folded flat, because otherwise there's basically no cargo capacity. Scion claims 3.5 cu ft. of space behind the rear seatbacks, but in truth, you could barely fit a child's knapsack back there: The seatbacks are almost flush against the back wall of the car. Flip the rear seats into the floor, however, and you have a flat loading area with 16.7 cu ft. to play with, which is a measurement bigger than most sedan trunks. That's pretty impressive for a microcar.

iQ Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
iQ 3dr HB (Natl)$15,665 / $14,8824 Cylinder9436 / 37Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Safety

Is the 2015 Scion iQ a Safe Car?

The 2015 Scion iQ comes with standard stability control, anti-lock brakes (front discs, rear drums) and 11 airbags (front, front-side, front seat-cushion, front-knee, full-length side-curtain and rear-window).

In government crash tests, the iQ received four stars out of five overall, including four stars for frontal impacts and three stars for side impacts. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was more impressed, giving the iQ its top score of Good in every crash-test category except rear impacts, where the iQ received the second-best Acceptable rating.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance2 Years/25,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
Security
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2015 Scion iQ vs the competition

2015 FIAT 500 -- The 500 can't match the iQ's overall fuel economy, but it does have a more usable back seat and a healthy dollop of Italian style.

2015 Hyundai Elantra -- The Elantra is an example of a larger car that can be had for iQ-level money and is basically better at everything besides parking.

2015 Kia Rio -- The Rio hatchback is a tempting alternative to the iQ, as it's packed with space and features while remaining within shouting distance of the Scion's compact dimensions.

Used Volkswagen Golf -- The Golf is what we'd call a premium economy car, meaning that it's out of the iQ's league if you're comparing new to new. As a certified pre-owned option, though, the Golf easily drops into the Scion's price range or even below.

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