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2013 Scion iQ

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Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Seat cushion airbags: separate airbags in the forward portion of the driver and front passenger seat cushions to prevent occupants from sliding under the seat belts in frontal crashes
4
Rear window curtain airbag: designed to inflate in rear-end crashes to protect rear seat occupants' heads
5
Electronic stability control
6
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
A
2013
G
G
G
A
2012
G
G
G
A

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Scion iQ was introduced in the 2012 model year. Despite its tiny proportions, it has front and rear seats and is capable of carrying 4 people.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the window sill hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The driver side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed during the crash. During rebound, the dummy’s head moved outward and hit the window sill below the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2012 Scion iQ 2-door
Weight 2,130 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase79 in.
Length120 in.
Width66 in.
Engine1.3 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings36 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1203
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)10
Left (cm)14
Center (cm)12
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1203
Head
HIC-15222
Peak gs at hard contact9
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)13
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.4
Femur force - right (kN)0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.39
Maximum tibia index - right0.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)0.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left146
Right86

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Scion iQ was introduced in the 2012 model year. Despite its tiny proportions, it has front and rear seats and is capable of carrying 4 people.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2012 Scion iQ 2-door
Weight 2,137 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase79 in.
Length120 in.
Width66 in.
Engine1.3 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings36 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1203
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-14.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1203
Head HIC-15477
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)38
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)29
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.84
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.32
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.8
Combined force (kN)4.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.8
L-M moment (Nm)210
A-P moment (Nm) 41

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1203
Head HIC-15544
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)42
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)49
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.51
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.85
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.9
Acetabulum force (kN)1.4
Combined force (kN)2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.3
L-M moment (Nm)100
A-P moment (Nm) -25

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,130 lbs
Peak force9,555 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.49
Tested vehicle
2012 Scion iQ 2-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
A
Dynamic rating
A
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)31
Distance below top of head (mm)20
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)16.9
Head contact time (ms)73
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)1
Max neck tension (N)371

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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