The Scion iQ is a two door four passenger sub compact city car that is powered by a 1.3 Liter VVT-i four cylinder engine that produces 94 HP and 89 lb-ft of torque mated to a CVT-i continuously variable transmission sending power directly to the front wheels and is good for an estimated 36 MPG around town and as much as 37 MPG on the highway, but the best part for urban drivers just might be the 26.4 foot turning circle, measured from curb to curb, making getting in and out of tight spaces that much easier starting at just $15,995.

The iQ comes from the factory riding on a set of 16 inch steel wheels, complete with a full size spare, and offers up to 73.8 cubic feet of cozy passenger space and a very conservative 3.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the rear seats folded up.  Being a Scion, the automaker offers a host of add-ons including a set of 16 inch alloys, a leather wrapped shifter, TRD lowering springs and high performance sway bar as well as a rear spoiler to match the improved handling.

Other popular package include the Pioneer Premium Audio System, that includes a large color touch screen LCD, HD Radio, Sirius XM compatibility, iTunes tagging, Pandora internet radio and Bluetooth hands free wireless connectivity; starting at $479.  The Scion Navigation System upgrades the LCD to a 7 inch unit with DVD capabilities for $1999; and Satellite Radio with Traffic Display adds over 170 digital channels of music, sports, news, talk and entertainment; as well as Instant Traffic & Weather channels with constant updates to keep the iQ’s wheels in motion and help drivers reach their destinations on time for an additional $599.

A list of cars similar to the iQ includes the 2012 Smart ForTwo, 2012 Fiat 500 and 2012 Chevrolet Spark.

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