A new era has come for those who want big-car safety in a smaller package. With high-tech safety advancements, the 2012 Scion iQ is the ultimate proof that safety is not a function of size.
The iQ, which starts at only $15,995, offers innovative 3+1 seating with enough room for three adults and a child, helping iQ owners maximize space without taking up a full parking spot. Even with cargo, there is still enough room for a grown person in back. The iQ is 120 inches long, or just over half the length of a large crossover.
Top safety advancements are the key to making this compact vehicle safe, and Scion engineers are just as focused on preventing accidents as they are about protecting passengers. The iQ features the Toyota Star Safety System™
with technologies that include Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology brake override.
These technologies help prevent an accident, but sometimes, a collision is unavoidable. The iQ protects occupants with a segment-leading 11 airbags. Those airbags are positioned to protect occupants head to toe with strategically placed bags positioned throughout the cabin.
The iQ utilizes industry-first driver and front-passenger seat-cushion airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, curtain airbags and more. The body of the iQ was also designed to absorb crash impact and deflect it away from the passenger cabin. High-strength steel plays an important role in keeping iQ occupants safe, and also helps keep vehicle weight down.
Complementing all the safety advancements standard on every iQ are the luxury touches that make the iQ owner feel good about his or her purchase. The iQ is packed with high-end features including a leather-wrapped steering wheel that looks and feels like it belongs in a high-end sports coupe. Standard controls on the wheel give drivers control of all the infotainment interfaces without having to reach for them.
Audiophiles love the standard 160-watt Pioneer sound system, and buyers of all ages can take comfort in the fact that the system includes technology that helps keep eyes on the road where they belong. The system includes inputs for smartphones or MP3 players, and those must-have devices can be controlled through the vehicle instead of through the devices themselves. The iQ also features Bluetooth connectivity, which provides hands-free phone connections and streaming audio capability. With distracted driving accounting for an estimated 11 percent of all accidents, the hands-free system means that eyes can stay fixed on the road, and not transfixed on a smartphone.
The iQ is small in stature and big on safety. The 2012 Scion iQ is officially here, so contact us today for a test drive.