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Selected Style 3-Door HB (SE) 5-Door HB One (Natl)
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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
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$261 / month
$318 / month
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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. The 2014 Toyota Prius C is the cheapest member of the Prius family, by roughly $5,000, but its gas mileage is the same 50 mpg as most other Priuses.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 36 mpg 53 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 46 mpg
EPA Classification Minicompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.2 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 73.8 87.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 51
Second Leg Room (in) 28.6 35
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.6
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 33.8 50.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.3
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 37
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 78.7 100.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 -
Length, Overall (in) 120.1 157.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 16.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 3.5 17.1
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 7.1 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.1 -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.5 9.5
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 26.4 31.4
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/60HR16 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/60HR16 P175/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2127 2500
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 5 15 X 5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 5 15 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 89 @ 4400 82 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.3 L/81 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 94 @ 6000 99 @ 4800
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 37 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 53
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Vehicle Name Scion iQ Toyota Prius c
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) 3.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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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
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