TORONTO, ON., (Feb. 4, 2014) – Conscientious buyers can feel confident about the 2014 Scion iQ. The Automotive Science Group (ASG) analyzed thousands of social, environmental and economic data points and named Scion’s compact four-seater to its 2014 Best All-Around Performance list.

The California-based (Santa Rosa) policy consulting group compared 97 mini-compact cars to determine its top five vehicles in this category. Factors included:
  • Raw materials acquisition
  • Human rights and labour laws where vehicles are assembled
  • Environmental factors
  • Purchase price
  • Operating and fuel costs
The 2014 Toyota Yaris also made the awards list in the same category.

This year’s ASG award marks back-to-back wins for the iQ. The world’s smallest four-seater at just 10 feet long, it achieves outstanding space efficiency and delivers an NRCAN-estimated 5.5 L/100km rating in the city, 4.7 L/100km on the highway and 5.1 L/100km combined NRCAN fuel consumption rating. Dual VVT-i engine technology and a continuously variable transmission help maximize fuel efficiency and generate fewer emissions.

For more information about the ASG 2014 Best All-Around Performance awards, visit www.automotivescience.com.
 
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