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Seeing as the Toyota iQ should be fairly similar to the Scion iQ, what kind of numbers have the Toyota iQ been putting up? Would it be safe to think this is comparable to the Scion model.
 

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Most sources say that it will get 56 mpg - not sure if that's highway or city driving. Closer to the release date we will get the final specifications.
 

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City 39 Hwy 49 see best article yet on mpg 2011 SCION IQ - PROJECTED PRICE AND MPG PLUS MORE DETAILS - GOOD CAR BAD CAR do your own liter/km to mpg conversion at CalculateMe.com - Convert Liters Per 100 Kilometers to Miles Per Gallon (US) .

I found this blog where the same sort of question came up regarding a Lotus MPG Differences (USA and UK) - Ultimatecarpage.com forums , turns out it is more than a simple conversion. The biggest factor in a straight conversion is that the EU conducts their MPG tests differently than the US.

Again the Canadian quote from above, is, in my eyes is a good indicator as the reviewer has a long term test Smart Car and takes that experience and extrapolates that into US MPG. "Expect the Scion iQ to have a slightly better city rating than the smart fortwo (a 33 mpg car) helped by slightly easier acceleration and lower-revving. On the highway, don't count on the Scion iQ being much higher than 41mpg, same as the smart fortwo. Let's forecast 35/42 for a combined figure of 37 mpg."

I want the most MPG. I was thinking of a Honda CR-Z (hybrid sports car due end of 2010) but when it was released that MPG would be 36/38 I decided it wasn't worth the extra money with only 2 seats.
 

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MPG will be what it will be. It will be better than most but it is still a small car so can't be in the huge numbers.
 

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MPG will be what it will be. It will be better than most but it is still a small car so can't be in the huge numbers.
I agree. Whatever the mpg in the Scion IQ turns out to be, it will be better than what I get now... and even better if you're driving an SUV or truck :p
 

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My Window Sticker, says 36 city & 37 Highway, well, actually it does not say anything you have to read it. yeah but that is how the window sticker reads

I traded in a Toyota Tundra that got 13 city 18 highway and a 26 gallon gas tank.

So i just about doubled my gas mileage, so next year before summer when the oil/gas companies need to show a new higher profit and raise gas prices just before summer to another new high I will be in good shape

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Hey Dave777, I went to that Fuelly site they do NOT have the Scion IQ listed yet under scion section.

Any how, 2nd tank of gas 42mpg average. this is on the Street (NOT HIGHWAY)
It was not really flat roads, but they were not that hilly either, maybe one or two larger steep mountain passes to go through, if it were flat roads those numbers would have been higher.

But there also was not a lot of stop and go, it was mostly go.

Learn to use your gas saving meeter, that is a MPG meeter it helps you to get the best mileage, it also has average miles per gallon for that tank, I toggled between these two settings on this last tank.

I can say that this car is not slow, it feels MUUCH BIGGER THAN IT IS, I compared the door length to my wife's 2010 Rav4, the doors on the IQ are considerably Longer this make getting in and out of this vehicle NICE.

When you are sitting in the IQ it feels Much bigger than my Wife's RAV 4, the IQ is surprisingly roomy.

In what I have seen from this car (It is to early to tell but)

If you are the guy that wants to have full throttle starts from a stop, and keeping the engine near red line, you may not get the EPA estimate of 36C&37H
If you had more stop & go's and drive it normally your mileage would be around the advertised mileage 36c & 37H .
But if you drove in a area with less stop and go's but if it were flatter roads than my area, you may get as high as 45mpg+ would not be out of the question.

When I bought My IQ, I still did not know If I was going to like this car when I only test drove it for 1 hour, That is NOT enough time you need a week or more to get used to it, as it is very different.

I REALLY Like this car.

I will take a longer drive on the freeway, Up until now My driving has been on street's not highway with a lot of turns and not flat
 

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I've been driving mine around Vancouver Washington and Portland Oregon and 34 mpg city/highway seems to be what I'm getting on regular fuel and premium. There are some hills and I don't get over 60 mph on the highway most days due to traffic... I've yet to see anything close to 37/38 regardless of how easy on the throttle I've been, or even during longer highway drives going various speeds.

The electric power steering also takes some getting used to. It's just very touchy, so even something like resting only one hand on the wheel can cause more swerve than you might want... You have to get used to changing lanes as well. The touchy steering, tight turn radius and short wheel base can make the normal nudge of the steering wheel more like cutting somebody off.

Perhaps, the worst thing so far is getting stuck in the ruts on the highway. The tires of very skinny and when you come across the groves worn into the highway from people's studded snow tires it can be a bit scary. Honestly, it feels like you are suddenly on rails that want to throw you from the lane.

Basically, the car is pretty neat around town... I'm not a big fan of the highway driving, but I am still getting used to it and used to drive a bigger car... so maybe it's just me.
 

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I've been driving mine around Vancouver Washington and Portland Oregon and 34 mpg city/highway seems to be what I'm getting on regular fuel and premium. There are some hills and I don't get over 60 mph on the highway most days due to traffic... I've yet to see anything close to 37/38 regardless of how easy on the throttle I've been, or even during longer highway drives going various speeds.

The electric power steering also takes some getting used to. It's just very touchy, so even something like resting only one hand on the wheel can cause more swerve than you might want... You have to get used to changing lanes as well. The touchy steering, tight turn radius and short wheel base can make the normal nudge of the steering wheel more like cutting somebody off.

Perhaps, the worst thing so far is getting stuck in the ruts on the highway. The tires of very skinny and when you come across the groves worn into the highway from people's studded snow tires it can be a bit scary. Honestly, it feels like you are suddenly on rails that want to throw you from the lane.

Basically, the car is pretty neat around town... I'm not a big fan of the highway driving, but I am still getting used to it and used to drive a bigger car... so maybe it's just me.

Welcome, I noticed the ruts on the interstate yesterday on my test drive, there is a long groove in the pavement and when the cars tires went into it the car wanted to go that way. LoL! That grooves been there for a long time and I forgot about it. It did not scare me just caught me off guard. Anyways I filled up my gas tank for the first time and with roughly 70% HWY/30% city driving my gas mileage was 35.1mpg. I drove 214.6 miles and it took 6.1 gallons to fill it.

During this drive I listened to my favorite music. What a joy it was. The IQ drives well around other cars and trucks and it never ran out of breath. I need to get use to the car is all. I have a total of 271 miles and plan on doing a lot of driving. I'm enjoying the R01 "IQ"

Great car, I recommend it to all of "US"

Keep The Faith!

-Kooler R01
 

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I've been driving mine around Vancouver Washington and Portland Oregon and 34 mpg city/highway seems to be what I'm getting on regular fuel and premium. There are some hills and I don't get over 60 mph on the highway most days due to traffic... I've yet to see anything close to 37/38 regardless of how easy on the throttle I've been, or even during longer highway drives going various speeds.

The electric power steering also takes some getting used to. It's just very touchy, so even something like resting only one hand on the wheel can cause more swerve than you might want... You have to get used to changing lanes as well. The touchy steering, tight turn radius and short wheel base can make the normal nudge of the steering wheel more like cutting somebody off.

Perhaps, the worst thing so far is getting stuck in the ruts on the highway. The tires of very skinny and when you come across the groves worn into the highway from people's studded snow tires it can be a bit scary. Honestly, it feels like you are suddenly on rails that want to throw you from the lane.

Basically, the car is pretty neat around town... I'm not a big fan of the highway driving, but I am still getting used to it and used to drive a bigger car... so maybe it's just me.
Hello Vancouver IQ,i aswell noticed thr "TRACKING" on ruted and grooved pavement when i first got my iq,BUT,i have since added the rear sway bar with stiffer front bushings and it made a heck of a difference,it DOES NOT,track through grooves and ruts no more,it is a VAST improvement,the car feels way more stable and seems to be married to the road much better,if there was only one mod people are to do to this allready great car,id say thats the one,here in canada at toyota it cost me about 477$.
 

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I've considered the rear sway bar, but wasn't set on the idea before your post. I imagined it would improve cornering but I wasn't sure how it would effect other aspects of driving.

What type of bushings did you use to replace the front? I'm guessing this is where the real difference in ruts is coming from.
HEY THERE.the front bushings actually come with the rear sway bar,which of course is TRD ,so it may be safe to say the same brand,i asked my dealer this when ordering the bar and they said a part # is not listed with it,so they didnt think it was included,i went ahead and ordered it ant to my PLEASANT suprise,IT WAS INCLUDED.which was a wee bonus cuz they charge one hour labour just for rear sway bar thats what they charged when it actually took 1.5 hours cuz of the bushing install.so yeah now like a car WAY bigger it MAY track a wee bit in certain conditions,just like any much larger car.A HELL OF AN IMPROVEMENT.i say go for it.
 
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