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The feature-packed 2016 Scion iM provides decent performance, roominess and a fairly low price.


TFL reviewed the Scion iM, and they like it. The main selling points are the iM's low price, standard features, and fuel economy (28 city/ 37 mpg with the automatic transmission).

What’s really going to help sell this car is its long list of standard features for the money. They include dual-zone automatic climate control, rearview backup camera, leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic wheel with switches for audio and other functions, 4.2-inch color multi-information display and a 7-inch Pioneer Touchscreen Display Audio System.
They give it a rating of "Buy It" which is the best verdict the publication gives out.

2016 Scion iM Review, a Flashy New Compact Hatchback | TFLCar.com: Automotive News, Views and Reviews
 

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Figured they'd give it a "buy it" rating, there's just A LOT about the iM to love for anyone into the compact segment. Well rounded package priced comfortably.
 

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I would raise an eyebrow at someone who decided to lease the iA. Perhaps they should be looking at the used market if that is the price range they are in.
 

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It's priced at $21,165 (6MT) or $21,990 (CVT) in Toronto. This is more than reasonable for a new daily use vehicle and there's a bit of wiggle room in there for little additional things like floor mats, etc.

According to Toronto Star we may be seeing additional options in the future:
Some Toyota Racing Development add-ons are expected later this year but won’t be available when cars start arriving at dealerships on Sept. 1.
 

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Those TRD stuff are expected since there is the Auris available in other markets, I bet if it wasn't for that chances for TRD goodies would be slim or just minimal and insignificant.
 

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Those TRD stuff are expected since there is the Auris available in other markets, I bet if it wasn't for that chances for TRD goodies would be slim or just minimal and insignificant.
I disagree. Every Scion has had some TRD goodies available. Even the iQ which was primarily a failure here in the states had suspension and engine accessories.
 

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Just to add to this thread, TFl posted another review that focuses on the manual version.

The 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine makes 137 hp @ 6100 rpm and 126 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm. You have to rev it hard to eek out performance, but when commuting, the 2016 Scion iM is as easygoing as an old pair of loafers. Despite long throws and a soft clutch pedal, shifting is easy and somewhat rewarding. The real benefit is an altogether better driver’s car over the continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Indeed, the 2016 Scion iM best performance attribute was its sophisticated independent rear end. Despite light steering and little road-feel, the 2016 Scion iM with the 6-speed stick shift danced around corners with great adhesion. It was planted and never felt overtaxed despite aggressive driving. Conversely, the 2016 Scion iM with the CVT felt slower to respond and heavier around the corners. It’s slow to accelerate and it plows into the corners when pushed.
2016 Scion iM 6-Speed Manual: Brother from Another Mother [First Impression] | TFLCar.com: Automotive News, Views and Reviews
 

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I disagree. Every Scion has had some TRD goodies available. Even the iQ which was primarily a failure here in the states had suspension and engine accessories.
Didn't know even the iQ got TRD parts, at least that takes away the worry for future Scion products and TRD parts for them.

I guess it all comes back to the type of people they target with these which TRD parts play into well.
 
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