2014 Scion iQ Can Take Any Urban Challenge
2014 Scion iQ is world's smallest four-seater. The micro subcompact car is currently going on sale fitted with wide range of standard ad available features. It is powered by the 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine, which develops 94 horsepower (70 kW). The unit is coupled with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) helps with engine deliver an enhanced efficiency and produce lower emissions. In addition, its light curb weight of 2,127 pounds, adds to the achievement of fuel economy rating of 36 mpg city, 37 mpg highway and 37 mpg combined.
2014 iQ has a compact front-mounted differential, a high-mount electric power steering rack, and a compact air-conditioning unit. A flat gas tank beneath the floor reduces rear overhang. The result is a length of 120.1 inches, width of 66.1 inches and a 78.7-inch wheelbase.
The exterior of the car is defined by its trapezoidal lines, broad stance and wide rear bumper. The front fascia includes a disctinctive front grille and projector beam headlamps, while the side mirrors with integrated turn signals add highlights to the clean design.
As a standard, customers can enjoy a keyless entry as well as electronic rear hatch locking system. Drivers have the option of 5-spoke or 7-spoke wheel covers. For 2014, color options include Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Hot Lava, Pacific Blue Metallic, Black Currant Metallic and a two-tone option comprised of Black Currant Metallic and Classic Silver Metallic.
Inside, this Scion offers enough space without sacrificing features or comfort. An acoustic windshield reduces road noises and vibrations, a deep orange instrument panel puts information easily within eyesight, Scion Drive Monitor displays information like temperature, average MPG and the ECO-drive indicator helps the driver maximize car's fuel efficiency.
On the steering wheel, one can find audio controls. The Standard Display Audio system comes with a 6.1 inch LCD touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming connectivity, HD RadioTM, USB connectivity and steering-wheel audio controls. As an option, there is the BeSpoke Audio system, which features push-to-talk voice navigation and geo-located points of interest.
Standard safety features include 11 standard airbags, Star Safety SystemTM with Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). A tire-pressure monitoring system also comes as a standard.
2014 Scion iQ has a starting price of $15,665 USD.