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Standard Standard
Optional Optional
X Remove X Remove X Remove
2013 Scion iQ 2013 Kia Rio 2013 Chevrolet Spark
     
3dr HB (Natl)
  • 3dr HB (Natl)
4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 5dr HB Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 5dr HB Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 5dr HB Auto EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Man SX
Hatch LS (Manual)
  • Hatch LS (Manual)
  • Hatch LS (Automatic)
  • Hatch 1LT (Manual)
  • Hatch 1LT (Automatic)
  • Hatch 2LT (Manual)
  • Hatch 2LT (Automatic)

Prices

MSRP $15,495 $14,700 $12,185
Invoice $14,720 $14,200 $11,819
Avg. Paid $12,557 $13,386 $10,458

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.2 7.6
Critics' Rating 7.2 8.8 7.8
Performance 6.5 7.8 6.5
Interior 6.9 8.2 7.3
Operating Cost 8.5 8.4 8.4
Safety 8.7 8.5 9.5
Reliability 3.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Easy to park
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Lots of available features
  • Composed ride
  • Upscale cabin
  • Ample cargo space in hatchback
  • Ample rear-seat space
  • Responsive steering
Cons
  • Very little cargo space
  • Underpowered engine
  • Cramped rear seat
  • Rival cars are more agile and fun to drive
  • Noisy engine
  • Can feel unstable on highway

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.3L/81 Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.2L/73
MPG 36 City / 37 Hwy 28 City / 36 Hwy 32 City / 38 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sedan 4 Door Hatch Back

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 78.70 101.200 93.50
Length, Overall (in) 120.10 171.900 144.70
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.10 67.700 62.90
Height, Overall (in) 59.10 57.300 61.00

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2127 2403 2337

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 73.80 88.400 86.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.70 40.000 39.40
Front Leg Room (in) 40.90 43.800 42.00
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.10 53.100 50.70
Front Hip Room (in) 53.90 52.100 48.00
Second Head Room (in) 35.90 37.600 37.30
Second Leg Room (in) 28.60 31.100 35.20
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.20 52.100 49.70
Second Hip Room (in) 33.80 51.200 47.50
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 31.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.70 13.700

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.3L/81 1.6L/97 1.2L/73
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 94 @ 6000 138 @ 6300 84 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 89 @ 4400 123 @ 4850 83 @ 4200
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 26.40 34.500 32.5

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 36 38
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.50 11.400 9.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard