Oft-discussed but never touched, official fuel economy figures for the 2011 Scion iQ are now available (and now, official U.S. numbers too.) Canada’s Office Of Energy Efficiency has ratings for numerous new models available in their searchable database, one of which is the anxiously awaited Scion iQ. Expected to be Canada’s sixth most economical car, the iQ’s figures are jaw-droppingly good.
2011 Scion iQ city fuel economy: 5.5 litres/100 km
2011 Scion iQ highway fuel economy: 4.6 litres/100km
These numbers translate to 43 miles per gallon in the city and 51 miles per gallon on the highway.
It should be noted that the OEE/Natural Resources Canada figures aren’t as close to reality as their U.S. counterparts from Fueleconomy.gov. GoodCarBadCar.net’s 2009 smart fortwo, like the 2011 smart fortwo, is rated at 33/41 miles per gallon by the EPA – quite attainable numbers – but 5.7/4.8 L/100km by the OEE – quite challenging to attain. Expect the EPA’s numbers eventually manifested on Fueleconomy.gov to be more in line with reachable figures. Nevertheless, The Good Car Guy is prepared to up GoodCarBadCar.net’s April prediction from 35/42 mpg to 37/45 mpg.