Does anyone know the safety specs for the new Scion IQ? I'd hope to see some innovative safety technology.
Source: New York 2010: Scion iQ Debuts as a Mini-er and Smart-er Alternative : Auto NewsScion also wants to highlight the car’s safety features, with standard abs, vehicle stability control, traction control and 10 airbags – including a world’s first rear window curtain airbag.
Even though it's not cheap, safety is not something that you'd skimp on... The consequences of cutting back on safety features would be detrimental to the brand if anything happened... With all those safety features, air bags and such, the Scion IQ looks very well-equipped safety wise to me.So did Scion sacrifice features for safety? Seems to be a ton of air bags in this car, and some of the other features were dialed back a bit - fog lights, big dvd screen, manual transmission. I imagine all those airbags and the system that runs it is not cheap.
My thoughts exactly - with the amount of transports and SUvs on the roads and highways, the little cars need to be protected. I've noticed an increasing number of people who don't check blind spots - so a little IQ wouldn't be difficult to miss. I don't think that safety is something that Scion would skimp on for this car...Small cars always scare me for their safety, considering the amount of larger trucks out there a disaster is waiting to happen. Glad to see Scion putting lots of money into the safety systems.
The safety features of new Scion IQ include Vehicle Stability Control, anti lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, Brake assist and traction control.Does anyone know the safety specs for the new Scion IQ? I'd hope to see some innovative safety technology.