2015 Scion iQ vs 2015 Fiat 500 Pop

2015 Scion iQ 2015 Fiat 500 Pop
94 HP Horsepower 101 HP
6.5 l/100km City Fuel Economy 7.6 l/100km
6.3 l/100km Highway Fuel Economy 5.9 l/100km
6.4 l/100km Combined Fuel Economy 6.8 l/100km

2015 Scion iQ vs 2015 Fiat 500 Pop

2015 Scion iQ vs 2015 Fiat 500 Pop

Perhaps one of the most unique vehicles on the Scion lineup, which is saying a lot considering how unique the entire lineup is, is the Scion iQ. Essentially a subcompact city car, the Scion iQ is the perfect vehicle for maneuvering around downtown Edmonton. While there aren’t a lot of other vehicles out there like it, there are a couple, so we wanted to take a look at one of them in comparison to ours to see which one was the better choice, so we took a look at the 2015 Scion iQ vs 2015 Fiat 500 Pop.

Advantages of the Scion iQ

What it really comes down to is power vs fuel economy. Both vehicles are 2-door, 4-seat subcompacts, so there’s not much in the way of room anyways. Any advantage that either car has in that department wouldn’t make much of a difference anyways. So what it comes down to is the subtle differences in power and economy.

Let’s start with power. A tiny little vehicle like this doesn’t need a lot of it, but of course more power is always better. In this case, the Fiat 500 Pop takes the edge, but only by 7 horsepower. When your power rating is that low, you’re not going to be able to notice that much of a difference in 7 horsepower, but it is still an advantage that Fiat can claim.

Fuel economy is where things get more interesting. Through city streets, which we have already made clear is where vehicles like this are in their prime, the Scion iQ utilizes a little more than 1L less fuel per 100 kilometres. That’s quite a bit of savings at the gas pump. On the highway, however, the Fiat has a .4L leg up on the iQ. But like we said, these guys shouldn’t be taken on the highway all that much anyways. And even with that highway efficiency advantage, the combined economy of the iQ is still .4 l/100km better than the Fiat 500. So in our book, the 2015 Scion iQ is the smarter choice.

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