Vehicle Detail
2016 Scion iM6sp 4dr Hatchback
Certified
Stock No:PC9155
VIN:JTNKARJE1GJ501418
Odometer:49,505 km 
Condition:Used
Exterior:Electric Storm Blue
Interior:Black
Transmission:Manual
Engine:1.8 LITRE 4 CYLINDER
Cylinders:4
Doors:4
Seats:5
Fuel Type:Gas
Drive Type:Front-wheel Drive
Fuel (L/100km):City 8.6Hwy 6.6
It's both a pleasure to drive, and - in-context - exciting.
- Motor Trend
Installed Options
GroupDescription
Paint TypeElectric Storm Blue [Blue]
Interior Trim ColourBlack w/Fabric Upholstery [Black]
Installed Features & Equipment
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • AM/FM radio
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Brake assist
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Electronic stability
  • Exterior parking camera rear
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Front beverage holders
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Front reading lights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Ignition disable
  • Illuminated entry
  • Knee airbag
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Outside temperature display
  • Overhead airbag
  • Overhead console
  • Panic alarm
  • Passenger door bin
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Power door mirrors
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Radio data system
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Rear door bins
  • Rear seat centre armrest
  • Rear window defroster
  • Rear window wiper
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Speed control
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Spoiler
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Tachometer
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Traction control
  • Trip computer
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Variable valve control
  • Variably intermittent wipers
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The iM is Scion's new five-door hatchback. Well-equipped and at an affordable price point, the iM appears as a successor in spirit to the Toyota Matrix.

The iM is front-wheel drive and driven by a 137-hp 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder mated with either a six-speed manual transmission or continously variable transmission. Standard equipment is plentiful; automatic headlamps, LED daytime running lights and taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, 7-inch touchscreen display, internet radio, rear view camera, tire pressure monitoring system, eight airbags, and STAR Safety System.

The iM is all-new for 2016.

Introduction

The 2016 Scion iM is a totally new compact five-door hatchback, the latest contender in a field that includes the Ford Focus, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf.

Its drivetrain is shared with the Toyota Corolla, a 1.8-liter engine making 137-hp and 126 lb-ft of torque.A 6-speed manual transmission is available, but most models will be equipped with a 7-step continuously variable transmission with manual control and sport mode.

Scion iM comes well equipped and is clearly sporty, with 17-inch wheels and 225-width tires, wide for a subcompact.It handles better than a Corolla, with front MacPherson struts, rear double wishbones, healthy stabilizer bars, and four-wheel disc brakes.

It's fuel efficient, EPA rated at 30/37 mpg City/Highway with the CVT.

Rearview camera, electronic stability control, hill start assist, and driver knee airbag are standard.Hill Start Assist keeps the car from rolling backward for two seconds.It's important with a manual transmission, but redundant and not needed with a CVT.The Scion iM market includes young families, so it comes with LATCH connectors for child seats in the rear, and a first aid kit.

Scion dealers offer many stand-alone options, from roof racks and pet carriers to lowered springs and a TRD (Toyota Racing Development) air intake system for more horsepower from better breathing.

Walkaround

It's not easy to pull off making a hatchback look like it's moving, but the Scion iM succeeds.Its nose thrusts, its tailgate slopes, its wide 17-inch tires give it presence, and black grille says it's serious.

It cuts a fine form, like the departed Toyota Matrix, much enjoyed in its time.

Lineup

Scion iM ($18,460) comes with the manual transmission or CVT ($19,200) and is well equipped, with a 4.2-inch color TFT multi-information display, Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary port.Also power-folding heated mirrors, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, keyless entry, and six-speaker Pioneer sound system.Navigation is available.

Interior

The front sport seats are well bolstered, but the upholstery looks and feels fairly cheap, shiny in the sun and not rugged.The driver's seat is height adjustable, while the rear seat is short on headroom.There's not a lot of cargo room in back when the rear seatbacks are up, but they're 60/40 and fold flat.

The dashboard is covered in fashionable piano black plastic that smudges with fingers.There's a lot of upscale soft-touch trim.Swooping lines embrace round vents and a simple instrument layout, with a 7-inch monitor.

The acoustic windshield and silencing in the floor reduce wind and road noise, but it's still constant.

Driving Impression

The Scion iM is not as quick as some of its rivals.The 137-hp 1.8-liter engine is not enough to move its 3000 pounds with much authority.

The CVT with seven steps is better than the 6-speed manual for spirited driving.The throws in the 6-speed manual are long and imprecise, and clutch travel is long.The CVT gets the most out of the meager power.Even if you don't shift the CVT manually, its sport mode keeps revs up.

The ride can feel unrefined at times, and over the bumps it's almost jittery.

The handling is sporty, with its struts in front, wishbones in rear, and wide tires.It can be driven with verve, something that can't be said of many cars this size.But the electric power steering is oddly numb, and doesn't transmit much road feel so it's hard to find the limit of tossability.

Summary

Compared to the all-new Scion iA sedan, which is precise and eager (built by Mazda for Scion), the all-new Scion iM falls short.You still get a lot of function and style for the money, but the lame power, choppy ride and cheap upholstery are disappointing.

Driving impressions by The Car Connection.Sam Moses contributed to this report.
Vehicle Location
Performance Motors
946 Memorial Avenue
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B-4A2
1-807-345-2552
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