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The 2013 Scion iQ offers connectivity and convenience features for commuters, but it's priced to reflect that.
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If you're packing navigation software on your phone, opt for the Premium pack, pick up a phone mount for the dash and know you've made the better deal

the interior was a welcome contrast to the assault of technical features we sometimes find in new vehicles vying to set a trend in a particular segment

a ton of cash when you consider the plethora of larger and more practical cars available for less money
Car and Driver

plenty of accessories in the pipeline, including trick wheels
Edmunds' Inside Line

only works with Pandora on the iPhone, which has to be plugged into the car's USB port

The 2013 Scion iQ is a few thousand dollars higher in base price than the Smart ForTwo, the car it's most often compared to. Scion is selling its littlest car as a premium offering, meaning it's not nearly as cheap or basic as an entry-level economy car and avoids truly low-end appointments or features.

Standard equipment includes power windows, locks, and mirrors; air conditioning; and Bluetooth connectivity. And both side windows have one-touch automatic up/down, a nice touch that we wish were included on every car we test.

It's the connectivity and audio features that Scion has really focused on, though. Buyers can order one of three different Pioneer audio systems. Even the base 160-Watt stereo includes USB connectivity, a CD player that handles multiple disc formats, two RCA inputs and an aux-in jack, and HD radio. The optional premium 200-Watt system adds six RCA inputs, Pandora internet radio compatibility (through a paired smartphone), album art, and iTunes tagging.

The top-of-the-line audio system adds a navigation system that's built into the audio head unit, including a 7-inch display, DVD player, and video input from iPods. It also handles images from an aftermarket backup camera system, should the owner add one.

As with other Scion models, the little iQ can be fitted out with any number of dealer-installed accessories. Those include upgraded 16-inch alloy wheels, TRD lowering springs, a TRD sway bar,  and a large number of trim and appearance upgrades.


The 2013 Scion iQ offers connectivity and convenience features for commuters, but it's priced to reflect that.

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