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Given that the iQ is a much smaller, eco friendly car and doesn't have a massive engine to burn all its gas in a short time - what is everyone's expected MPG for the iQ?

Estimates have put it at 66 MPG - do you think it will reach this number or should it be even higher?
 

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What I would really like to see is for Toyota/Scion to release a diesel version of this (as an option) for the US. It would be great for the improved mileage as well as some nice touque. At this point with the competition in the US, anything over 40 mpg will make this thing shine; gas or diesel. However we know that 66+ mpg could happen if they let it.

EDIT: Another thing is that they should add stop/start technology.
 

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I will be happy to see this car put out anything over 50 MPG. And I am not talking just some stat in the owners manual that says what it should do, I mean real world me driving the car everyday and getting 50 MPG +. That would put a huge smile on my face and make me fully satisfied with my car purchase
 

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Obviously the higher the better. I really have no expectations, whatever it is, it is and I'll be happy. For a random number just for the sakes of it - 45 mpg
 

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Scion's president said that we should expect economy "In the upper 30s". I think that it is entirely reasonable to expect an EPA rating anywhere from 38-42mpg combined. Who knows, you could get more with a light foot.

Joe, you're exactly right about the iQ's gas tank. The Euro-Spec iQ has a 32-liter (8.45 gallon) gas tank, mounted under the car. Just think, once the fuel light comes on in this thing you'll be paying less than $20 for a fill-up!
 

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Joe, you're exactly right about the iQ's gas tank. The Euro-Spec iQ has a 32-liter (8.45 gallon) gas tank, mounted under the car. Just think, once the fuel light comes on in this thing you'll be paying less than $20 for a fill-up!
:eek::eek::eek::eek: 20 gas bill would be amazing!!!!!
 

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Scion's president said that we should expect economy "In the upper 30s". I think that it is entirely reasonable to expect an EPA rating anywhere from 38-42mpg combined. Who knows, you could get more with a light foot.
I was thinking realistically high 30s for the mpgs as well. I know manufacturers always give these inflated numbers - I think it would be amazing if the IQ got 50 mpg... realistically, 35+ mpg sounds more like it.
 

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I think we all what the highest number possible but we have to be realistic. Since it is a small car it will get better MPG than most large cars so I am not overly concerned what it will get on paper, I know it will be good.
 

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Doesn't your driving style factor into fuel efficiency as well? Such as if you tend to drive quickly or accelerate hard... the true test of mpg on the Scion IQ will come when you drive it and measure it yourself. I think that the mpg will be different for everyone, but close enough to draw comparisons.
 

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Yes how you drive will be a big factor. Seeing as how the Scion doesn't have a very large engine I don't think it will make much of a difference. With that being said, if you are continually driving on the red line or high RPMS than obviously you will be getting worse mileage if you were driving 'correctly'.
 

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Diesel motors will do so much better with mileage but too bad North America hardly ever gets diesels. With a diesel motor in the iQ you can probably expect 50-60 MPG or more.

It will be cool if Scion add's a system that tells you if your driving efficiently or not, this will be such a great way to "train" drivers to drive more efficiently and get better gas mileage.
 

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I will be happy to see this car put out anything over 50 MPG. And I am not talking just some stat in the owners manual that says what it should do, I mean real world me driving the car everyday and getting 50 MPG +. That would put a huge smile on my face and make me fully satisfied with my car purchase.
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Diesel motors will do so much better with mileage but too bad North America hardly ever gets diesels. With a diesel motor in the iQ you can probably expect 50-60 MPG or more.

It will be cool if Scion add's a system that tells you if your driving efficiently or not, this will be such a great way to "train" drivers to drive more efficiently and get better gas mileage
 

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I am counting on getting 50 MPG. My 2010 Honda Fit Sport with MT gets 41-42 mpg mostly hwy. This car is smaller and has a smaller engine, there is no reason for it not to get even higher numbers.
 

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Given that the iQ is a much smaller, eco friendly car and doesn't have a massive engine to burn all its gas in a short time - what is everyone's expected MPG for the iQ?

Estimates have put it at 66 MPG - do you think it will reach this number or should it be even higher?
I would expect the mileage to be between 45-55 mpg
 

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I would expect the mileage to be between 45-55 mpg
I tend to agree with you based on the UK site mileage figure of 57, but that is based on an imperial gallon, so calculating for a US gallon it comes to 46 MPG, and based on EPA calculations it will probably be listed at 41 MPG City and 51 MPG Highway.
 

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Hmmm Toyota just announced that the iQ EV can go about 50 miles in a charge... Is that mean for a regular iQ, it won't be able to get a very good gas mileage? (just wondering, I'm not too familiar with EV's)
 
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