Long list of standard equipment; excellent handling and cornering experience; high-end cabin
Unusual front-end styling; narrow size makes for tight interior; demise of the Scion brand may compromise resale value
The iA is completely new for the 2016 model year. See the 2016 Scion iA models for sale near you
Since there's only one trim level, that's the one we'd go with. It's surprisingly well equipped for a subcompact car, offering few options aside from exterior paint and interior color. Find a Scion iA for sale
The 2016 Scion iA is only offered in one trim level, which starts at $16,500 with shipping. Standard features include the aforementioned 4-cylinder engine, along with alloy wheels, keyless access with push-button starting, cruise control, air conditioning, power accessories (locks, windows, mirrors), a backup camera, a 7-inch center touchscreen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port for music and, most impressively, a forward-collision warning system with automatic braking. A navigation system is among the iA's only options.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
2016 Chevrolet Sonic -- Available as a hatchback or a sedan, the tiny Chevy Sonic touts excellent fuel economy and a peppy driving experience. The iA has a nicer interior, though.
2016 Ford Fiesta -- The tiny Fiesta is offered in hatchback or sedan guise. Available with a fuel-saving 3-cylinder engine and a lot of tech, the Fiesta is a good alternative to the iA.
2016 Hyundai Accent -- The tiny Hyundai Accent offers Hyundai's excellent warranty and highly reasonable pricing, but it isn't as modern as the iA.
Used Mazda3 -- If you like the iA's styling and upscale interior but want more space, consider the larger Mazda3. You'll find many familiar switches and buttons in the larger Mazda and you'll get more features, but a higher base price means you may have to consider a used model instead of a new one.