Scion Reviews

2013 Scion iQ: World’s Smallest “Four-Seater”?

Scion calls its tiny iQ “the world’s smallest four-seater”, which is like calling a tent with a zipper porch “the world’s smallest mansion”. It’s a stretch for a car that is so shrunken. The back seat is more like a padded shelf, barely large enough for an elf and his iPad. But unlike the iQ’s closest competitor, the Smart fortwo, there’s at least a backseat — and a lot more. [...]

2012 Scion iQ: Driven

During the media drive of the 2012 Scion iQ, an auto journalist leaned over and said, “I guess this is the future” with a notable lack of enthusiasm. Stretching only 120.1 inches in length – and seemingly as wide as it is long – the iQ has a squat stance and, yes, it does look pretty futuristic. Yet from the deflated tone of this fellow’s comment, my guess is that he’s referring to the iQ’s modest 94-horsepower engine and extreme packaging solutions for passengers and cargo. [...]

Battle of the Boxes

I remember countless hours spent as a child playing in a box. Yes, a standard-issue cardboard box. If it was raining or too cold outside, my mother would pull out a box from the closet and the fun ensued. To add context to this story, our TV was B&W, there were only three channels and computers and video games were things of the distant future. So if there was nothing suitable on TV and Mother couldn’t send us outside to play (or lock us in the dog pen – true story), we had to entertain ourselves and, gasp(!), we used our imaginations. 2009 Scion xB 2010 Kia Soul 2009 Nissan Cube [...]