The 2016 Scion iM is a good-looking and reliable car that offers plenty of style and comfort for the modern driver. The exterior design is nothing special, taking most styling cues from the Toyota Matrix and offering some slight refinement to the front fascia. The interior, however, is comfortable and offers great space and cargo capacity for all your storage needs. Likewise, its 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine is surprisingly dynamic, producing 137 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque when matched with Continuously Variable Transmission. This year’s upgrade effectively combines overall functionality and comfort into a reliable hatchback.
The 2016 Scion iM is definitely stylish and invaluably reliable, remaining an overall great choice for the modern driver. Its exterior and interior profiles are refined with more standout features, which complement the various infotainment features that are embedded into the centre stack. As such, the engine is athletic for a slightly larger vehicle and delivers great fuel economy. There is no doubt this Scion aims to please with great engine performance, comfortable interior detailing and a decently attractive outer body.
On the outside of this attractive Scion is a design that is clearly inspired by the Toyota Matrix, carrying over many of its styling features that culminate in an exterior profile that is overall nothing special. It takes on a stylish sensibility and sporty look, with slight retouches made to the front end. A piano black grille treatment adorns the fascia along with swept headlights and boxed air intakes. These features combine to evoke an outward style of forward motion.
Interior design and quality have further been enhanced in the 2016 Scion iM with the integration of better building materials and overall refinement. With an elegantly lined cabin with richer materials and plenty of space, the new iM is definitely comfortable to ride in for all occupants. Seats can be upholstered with cloth or leather depending on trim, and also benefit from plenty of headroom, though legroom may be a little restricting. It also features plenty of storage for your ultimate convenience, with a cargo capacity of 20.8 cubic feet.
The centre stack looks largely the same, with some round vents and swooping lines to make it stand out from the ordinary. Adorning the dashboard is a seven-inch touchscreen display that is easy to use. The system is relatively simple and straightforward, combining audio functions with Bluetooth and an optional navigation system. Additional features include dual-zone automatic climate control, interior ambient lighting and various sport body enhancements.
The 2016 Scion iM likewise features a reliable engine line-up, carrying over unchanged from last year’s model. The front-wheel drive 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine produces 137 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque on standard six-speed manual transmission. Continuously Variable Transmission is optional, however, and carries a fuel economy of 10.1 litres per 100 kilometres city and 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres highway. Standard safety features include antilock brakes and traction and stability control. But there is also a first-aid kit, tire pressure monitor and temporary spare tire for your personal safety.
As it stands, the 2016 Scion iM features an energetic engine along with some enjoyable exterior and interior features. This vehicle definitely stands out as a reliable car for all types of drivers.
2016 Scion iM
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Rating: 6.8 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|6MT||$21,165||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|CVT||$21,990||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||5|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
The 2016 iM will be offered with Toyota's 1.8-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine under its hood which outputs 137 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. That's the same engine that you'll find under the hood of the Toyota Corolla -- an older mill that still uses port injection. An interesting surprise is that the hatchback will feature a continuously variable transmission (CVTi-S) with seven-step shifting and a Sport mode.
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|Interiors and Special Features:|
The Scion iM's interior is competitive with other hatchbacks in terms of contemporary design and materials quality. Taller drivers will have enough head- and legroom, but the lack of a telescoping steering wheel extension will force them closer to the dash than they probably prefer. The short seat cushion further supports the notion that this car is intended for smaller occupants. The rear seats provide plenty of adult-sized headroom, but legroom is restrictive, even for smaller passengers. Cargo capacity is smaller than other hatchbacks in this class, with only 20.8 cubic feet available. The upright hatch does provide space for bulkier items, however, and the 60/40-split folding rear seats allow loading of longer items.
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While the iM doesn't benefit from driver assists like lane-keeping alerts, it does have what Scion calls the Star Safety System, which includes stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, a brake assist that adds full pressure during panic braking, and a "smart stop" feature that reduces engine power when the brake and gas pedals are used simultaneously in some situations. The iM comes with a first aid kit, a tire pressure monitor system, and a temporary spare tire.
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|Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted|
|6 Pioneer speakers|
|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front|
|Audio system with AM/FM radio, internet radio touch screen and colour screen|
|Brake assist system|
|4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|Front and rear bumpers|
|Load restraint: hooks|
|Cargo area cover|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,695.00|
|Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror|
|Cargo area light|
|Voice activating system; includes radio and phone|
|Front reading lights|
|1 12V in front|
|4 passenger assist handles|
|Rear camera parking distance sensors|
|Remote control trunk/hatch release|
|Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,330, overall width (mm): 1,760, overall height (mm): 1,405, wheelbase (mm): 2,600 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,400|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,009, rear headroom (mm): 953, front leg room (mm): 1,059, rear leg room (mm): 830, front shoulder room (mm): 1,378 and rear shoulder room (mm): 1,375|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 588|
|Rear door: lifting gate|
|Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged|
|Body colour exterior door handles|
|Emissions data: CO2: 3,542 kg/yr|
|Engine: 1.8L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with VVT|
|Power: 137 hp @ 6,100 rpm; 126 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 8.6 ; highway= 6.6 ; combined= 7.7 ;|
|Fuel tank: 53 litre capacity|
|Fuel system: multi-point injection|
|Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)|
|Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range|
|Main dashboard display|
|Low tire pressure monitor|
|Multi-function display screen 7.0, touch screen and 2|
|Luxury trim: leather on shifter, piano black on center floor console, piano black on dashboard and none|
|Floor covering: none|
|Headlight control with dusk sensor|
|Daytime running lights|
|Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens halogen|
|LED brake lights, side indicator lights, day time running lights and rear lights|
|Remote keyless power locks ; automatic locking|
|Front to rear curtain airbags|
|Crash test results IIHS, Good and Good|
|Driver knee airbags|
|Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats|
|Front side airbags|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Rear seat centre armrest|
|Seat upholstery: cloth|
|Front seat centre armrest|
|Seating: 5 passengers|
|Front driver seat : sports ; details: manual height, front passenger seat : sports|
|Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three|
|Intermediate service 8,000 and 6|
|Alloy & leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment|
|Power steering type|
|Cupholders in front row|
|Dashboard console with open storage, partial floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console|
|Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs|
|Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) stability control|
|Transmission: 6-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor|
|Electronic traction control|
|4.214:1 axle ratio|
|Passenger seat secondary ventilation controls|
|Air conditioning with automatic control, dual-zone|
|Version information 20 Aug 2015|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe|
|Front power windows with 1 express, rear power windows|
|Privacy glass on rear and rear side|
|Rear view mirror|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights|
|Electrically foldable mirrors|
|Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper|
|Full service warranty: 6 months/ 8,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,335 and Manufacturer’s own|
|Front and rear alloy wheels: 17"x 7.0"|
|Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim|
|Front and rear all-season tires 225/45/H|