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Scion iQ is an ultracompact city king (pictures)

At a little over 10 feet long, the iQ is one of the most parkable cars around, and even offers a rear seat, but a short wheelbase makes for a quirky ride.

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The iQ, built by Toyota, is sold under the Scion brand in the US.

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At just over 10 feet long, the iQ is easily parked in congested cities.

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The iQ's 1.3-liter engine produces 94 horsepower.

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In many ways, the iQ is an impressive feat of automotive packaging.

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Although it's a small car, there is a large blind spot on the left side.

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The iQ is only available as a two-door hatchback.

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With the rear seats down, there is 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

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With the rear seats up, the cargo space disappears.

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Although the iQ is a cheap car, Scion does a good job with the interior design.

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This molded door handle also holds a tweeter.

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The rear seat offers some room, but will only be comfortable for short trips.

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Scion offers many standard features, such as steering-wheel controls for the audio system.

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The shifter controls a continuously variable transmission.

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Even the instrument cluster employs a space-saving design.

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The navigation system is an option. Without it, you still get a touch screen.

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The iQ includes the usual run of modern, digital audio sources.

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The LCD shows album art when playing music from drives and devices connected to the USB port.

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The iQ even looks good in its reflection.

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