2016 Scion iA Joins 40 MPG Club | Edmunds

2016 Scion iA Joins 40 MPG Club


WASHINGTON — The new 2106 Scion iA sedan is living up to its promise of strong fuel economy with one version achieving 42 mpg on the highway, according to official numbers posted by the EPA.

The 2016 iA with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission returns 31 mpg in city driving and 41 mpg on the highway for a combined rating of 35 mpg.

The 2016 iA with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission returns 33 mpg in city driving and 42 mpg on the highway for a combined rating of 37 mpg.

With the official fuel economy numbers in, the Scion iA joins the 40 MPG Club, an elite group of cars aimed at buyers who are concerned about pump prices.

Scion's first sedan will arrive at Scion dealerships on September 1, targeting such competitors as the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Hyundai Accent.

Car shoppers should note that gas prices have dropped significantly from a year ago.

The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Monday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $2.76 versus $3.65 a year ago.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts U.S. regular gasoline retail prices to average $2.44 a gallon in 2015.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers making plans for September get another critical piece of information about the new 2016 Scion iA.

Leave a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT