The tiniest vehicle from Toyota, the 2012 Scion iQ might be a mini car, but it is not mini on drivability or fun, not to mention being able to park in some of the most astoundingly small areas. Just like a Toy Terrier, this bite size vehicle is a big car in a small body. While many people are still confusing the Scion iQ for the Smart Car. Except for the 4,382 drivers who have purchased one, while they are still not available in all markets for a few more months.
As tiny as the Scion iQ looks, when you fold down the back seats you get 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space, while not a dream car for a soccer mom, it is plenty of space for incidentals including groceries or other about town purchases. It also includes a deep, small tray between the rear bench and the liftgate for a bit more room.
These diminutive roadsters do much more than sputter around town. The Scion iQ hosts a 1.3 liter four cylinder engine that gives 95 horsepower and 89 pound feet of torque. While it won’t go head to head with a super sports car, it will keep up with traffic decently enough due to its low weight of 2,217 pounds.
The interior of the Toyota Scion iQ is built with space saving in mind. Instead of a glovebox, there are large pockets in the doors for storage. There is also a sliding storage space under the passenger seat and the center console has open floor space to give you even more room for what you need on your road trips.
Pricing starts at $18,427, with a extra $730 for destination fees. While that sounds affordable enough, critics think for the money you might also want to consider competitively priced, yet more powerful vehicles with more interior space such as the Chevy Sonic.