Compare 2013 Scion iQ vs 2013 Toyota Prius C

2013 Scion iQ
2013 Toyota Prius C
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3-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB 36 37 $14,720 $15,495
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5-Door HB One
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,127 $19,080
5-Door HB Two 53 46 $18,829 $20,030
5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,261 $21,765
5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,746 $23,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,720
$18,127
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,495
$19,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Scion iQ will appeal to space-challenged city dwellers; for everyone else, it's a lifestyle choice to buy a car that stands out from the crowd. The 2013 Toyota Prius C has all the gas-mileage virtues of larger Prius models, but it's smaller, more fun to drive, and--crucially--almost $5,000 cheaper.
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Fuel Economy
City
36 mpg 53 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 46 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.90 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.20 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.90 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
73.80 87.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.90 51.0
Second Leg Room (in)
28.60 50.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.70 38.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
33.80 50.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.10 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.30 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
120.10 157.3
Height, Overall (in)
59.10 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.50 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
78.70 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.10 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.10 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.70 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Electric Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.10 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.00 x - TBD - 10.83 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.50 9.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.20 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
26.40 31.4
Steering Type
Electric Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.90 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/60R16 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R16 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2127 2500
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.3L/81 1.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
94 @ 6000 73 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
89 @ 4400 82 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
36 53
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 46
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.19
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Scion iQ Toyota Prius c
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 3.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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