Practical interior; handsome styling; lots of equipment; reasonable pricing
Mediocre engine and driving character; infotainment system has aftermarket feel
The iM is a completely new car for the 2016 model year. See the 2016 Scion iM models for sale near you
Since there's only one trim level, that's the one we recommend. But if you're into steering, handling and acceleration, you might want to consider one of the iM's rivals instead. Find a Scion iM for sale
The 2016 Scion iM is offered in only one trim level. It starts at $19,300 and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, a 7-in touchscreen with app capability, power accessories (windows, mirrors, locks), keyless ignition with a push-button starter, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a USB port for music.
The iM has only a few options. The biggest is a navigation system, though Scion dealers also offer exterior style enhancements, along with performance upgrades such as an air filter, improved sway bars and suspension-lowering springs.
|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 Ford Focus -- The Focus' design isn't as modern as the iM's, but the Ford offers better handling, more equipment and more power for about the same money.
2016 Mazda3 -- The Mazda3 is possibly our favorite hatchback thanks to its combination of modern safety technology and an excellent driving experience -- two items the iM lacks.
2016 Volkswagen Golf -- The 5-door Golf hatchback isn't as roomy as the iM, but it offers a nicer interior and (of course) more power.
Used MINI Cooper -- If you like the iM's hatchback practicality but want better performance and a more luxurious interior, consider the MINI Cooper. It handles like it's on rails, and it feels like a baby luxury car inside -- but its higher price may mean you'll have to consider a used model.