2012 Toyota Scion iQ  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#58 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#123 of all 2012 vehicles


The Scion iQ, which Toyota introduced in 2012, is a mini hatchback with seating up to 4. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Toyota Scion iQ is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Toyota Scion iQ has a score of 69, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Toyota Scion iQ has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0569% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.5021%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0569% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.5021% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Toyota Scion iQ is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Toyota Scion iQ is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8228Hyundai AccentToyota YarisFIAT 500Ford FiestaHyundai VelosterKia RioToyota Scion xDSubaru Imprezasmart fortwoToyota Scion iQMazda 2Honda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Toyota Scion iQ with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 28 to 82. The 2012 Toyota Scion iQ is safer than the 2012 Hyundai Accent, the 2012 Toyota Yaris, the 2012 FIAT 500, the 2012 Ford Fiesta, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the 2012 Kia Rio, and the 2012 Honda Fit.

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