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Selected Style 3-Door HB (SE) 5-Door HB One (Natl)
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 36 mpg 53 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 46 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 33.80 50.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.10 52.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.10 58.3
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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.00 x - TBD - 10.83 x 0.98
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.50 9.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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 Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 89 @ 4400 82 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 53
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 37 50
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
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
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Scion iQ Toyota Prius c
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.1 3.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 10
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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