2012 Scion iQ Review – Diminutive in size, big on practicality

Monday August 1st, 2011 at 10:88 AM
Posted by: Derek

2012 Scion iQ
By David Colman


  • Urban champ
  • Nimble
  • Recasts microcar as premium product


  • Still tight dimensions
  • CVT drone
  • Wear a helmet

Microcars have always demanded that you make concessions to absurdity. Most of them look like circus clown cars or they make you behave like a circus clown. Generally speaking they’re pitifully small and slow. And there’s always been something demeaning about them, whether climbing through a clamshell windshield for entry, or cowering next to an adjacent semi. While they might be perfect for collecting microbes or reading microfiche, microcars have historically been impractical. But what if you could design one to behave like a real car? Then you’d have a Scion iQ.

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