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Selected Style 3-Door HB (SE) 2-Door HB Pop
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Pop 31 40 $16,034 $16,445
2-Door HB Sport 31 40 $17,015 $17,500
2-Door HB 1957 Edition 31 40 $17,945 $18,500
2-Door HB Lounge 31 40 $17,945 $18,500
2-Door HB Turbo 28 34 $18,875 $19,500
2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,381 $22,195
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Scion iQ is made for city dwellers who have trouble finding parking; others will see it as a fashion accessory or a vehicular oddity. If you're willing to go small, the 2014 Fiat 500 is one of the most stylish ways to do it—and the Abarth and Turbo add just the right 'edge' to the personality.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 36 mpg 31 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 40 mpg
EPA Classification Minicompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.2 46.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 73.8 75.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 47.9
Second Leg Room (in) 28.6 31.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.9
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Hip Room (in) 33.8 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 49.4
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 35.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 59.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 55
Wheelbase (in) 78.7 90.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 64.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 120.1 139.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 16.7 30.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 3.5 9.5
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 7.1 9.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.1 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10 10.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.5 10.5
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 26.4 30.6
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA T1A
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/60HR16 P185/55HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T1A
Front Tire Size P175/60HR16 P185/55HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2127 2363
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 89 @ 4400 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EAB
Displacement 1.3 L/81 1.4 L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 94 @ 6000 101 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 37 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 31
Trans Type 1 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA DDF
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.91
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.34
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.77
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.97
Vehicle Name Scion iQ FIAT 500
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.8 (Est) 5.3 (Est)
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 500
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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