Used 2016 Scion iA

2016 Scion iA
List price range
$8,995 - $14,998
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Pros

  • Strong value, as just about every feature comes standard
  • engaging handling for the class
  • refined interior
  • high fuel economy.

Cons

  • Small rear passenger space
  • compromised comfort for taller drivers.

Used 2016 Scion iA for Sale

Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
22,006 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
List$12,850
Est.Loan: $240/mo
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Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
17,494 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
(3)
Priority Toyota
25.3 mi away
List$12,972
Est.Loan: $242/mo
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$300 Below Market
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CARFAX One-Owner. Certified. Clean CARFAX. Silver 2016 Scion iA FWD 6-Speed Automatic 1.5L DOHC TOYOTA CERTIFIED - 7 YEAR / 100,000 POWERTRAIN WARRANTY & ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. Also includes Priorities FOR LIFE at no additional charge! Oil and Filter changes For Life, VA State Inspections For Life and more! See dealer for full benefits package. Odometer is 16021 miles below market average! 42/33 Highway/City MPG Scion Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Roadside Assistance for 1 Year * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Warranty Deductible: $50 * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/12,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from certified purchase date * Vehicle History * Roadside Assistance * Transferable Warranty * 160 Point Inspection Also includes Priorities FOR LIFE at no additional charge! Oil and Filter changes For Life, VA State Inspections For Life and more! See dealer for full benefits package. What are you waiting for? DROP THE MOUSE AND PICKUP THE PHONE!!! (703) 269-1400. Reviews: * Strong value, as just about every feature comes standard; engaging handling for the class; refined interior; high fuel economy. Source: Edmunds
Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
23,760 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
List$13,396
Est.Loan: $250/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. White 2016 Scion iA FWD 6-Speed 1.5L DOHC Recent Arrival! Alexandria Toyota is a 31 year recipient of the prestigious Toyota Presidents Award. Reviews: * Strong value, as just about every feature comes standard; engaging handling for the class; refined interior; high fuel economy. Source: Edmunds
Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
15,286 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
Passport Toyota
33.5 mi away
List$12,986
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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2016 Scion iA Sapphire FWD AutomaticCARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX.Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Bluetooth, Backup Camera, USB Ports.42/33 Highway/City MPGOdometer is 19581 miles below market average!Call, Email, Chat, or Come By To Get Your LOWER Passport To Savings Price Today!Our #1 concern at Passport Toyota is the total satisfaction of our customers and we stand behind our promise with honesty and transparency. Call us to confirm pricing and availability at 301-899-6000 today! Visit our website at www.passporttoyota.com to see a 360 Google Street View Virtual Tour of our dealership or come to our beautiful showroom at 5001 Auth Way, Suitland, MD 20746. Come see us today! Your Passport to Savings! All Pricing is plus tax, title, government fees and dealer processing fee of $300 (not required by law). Pricing includes customer rebates and incentives available to all customers. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. See store for complete details. We do our best to verify accuracy and completeness, but the store cannot be held responsible for omissions, typographical errors, or missing / misstated equipment before coming to the dealership. HABLAMOS ESPAN OL. Necesita financiamiento? VISI TENOS, NOSOTROS LO FINANCIAMOS No cre dito, mal cre dito, bancarrota. AQUI LO AYUDAMOS. ACEPTAMOS TAX ID.Reviews:* Strong value, as just about every feature comes standard; engaging handling for the class; refined interior; high fuel economy. Source: Edmunds
Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
36,351 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
(1)
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$12,998
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6M)
25,342 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
(1)
Malloy Toyota
38.4 mi away
List$11,437
Est.Loan: $214/mo
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Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
15,793 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
(4)
Miller Honda
38.7 mi away
List$12,700
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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Sterling 2016 Scion iA FWD 6-Speed Automatic 1.5L DOHC Don't miss your chance to SAVE HUGE $$ at Miller Crosspointe Honda!! Odometer is 28978 miles below market average! This 2016 Scion iA in Sterling is available for immediate test drive. Reviews: * Strong value, as just about every feature comes standard; engaging handling for the class; refined interior; high fuel economy. Source: Edmunds
Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
17,046 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
List$12,891
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Stealth 2016 Scion iA FWD 6-Speed Automatic 1.5L DOHC Recent Arrival! 41/31 Highway/City MPG Reviews: * Strong value, as just about every feature comes standard; engaging handling for the class; refined interior; high fuel economy. Source: Edmunds *Price excludes tax, tags, processing, and dealer prep fees.
Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
24,071 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
List$12,999
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
99,574 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Prices exclude taxes, tags and %2524200 dealer processing charge. We try to confirm the accuracy of each listing. However, please call to confirm vehicle availability, equipment and price.Prices exclude tax, tags, and %2524300 dealer processing charge. All Inventory listed is subject to prior sale. DARCARS is not responsible for misprints or typographical errors in equipment or pricing. 1 12V DC Power Outlet,1 LCD Monitor In The Front,11.6 Gal. Fuel Tank,4-Way Passenger Seat -inc%3A Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement,4.11 Axle Ratio,6-Way Driver Seat -inc%3A Manual Recline Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement,60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat,75-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection,90 Amp Alternator,ABS And Driveline Traction Control,Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps,Air Filtration,Airbag Occupancy Sensor,Back-Up Camera,Black Grille w/Chrome Surround,Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim,Body-Colored Door Handles,Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent,Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator,Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent,Cargo Space Lights,Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim,Clearcoat Paint,Cloth Door Trim Insert,Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo,Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls,Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags,Day-Night Rearview Mirror,Delayed Accessory Power,Digital/Analog Display,Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors,Driver Foot Rest,Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags,Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags,Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering,Electronic Stability Control %28ESC%29,Engine Immobilizer,Engine%3A 1.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder,Fabric Upholstery,Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting,First Aid Kit,Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster,Forward Collision,Front Anti-Roll Bar,Front Cupholder,Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist,Front-Wheel Drive,Full Carpet Floor Covering,Full Cloth Headliner,Full Floor Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet,Fully Galvanized Steel Panels,Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers,Gauges -inc%3A Speedometer Odometer Tachometer Trip Odometer and Trip Computer,Glove Box,Instrument Panel Bin Driver And Passenger Door Bins,Integrated Roof Antenna,Interior Trim -inc%3A Leatherette Instrument Panel Insert Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents,Light Tinted Glass,Low Tire Pressure Warning,Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints,Manual Air Conditioning,Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column,Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc%3A Rear Center 3 Point Height Adjusters and Pretensioners,Outside Temp Gauge,Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down,Power Door Locks,Power Rear Windows,Radio w/Seek-Scan MP3 Player Clock Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls,Radio%3A 7' Display Audio -inc%3A AM/FM radio Aha Pandora Stitcher auxiliary audio jack USB port voice recognition hands-free phone capability Bluetooth music streaming remote interface and 6-speakers,Rear Child Safety Locks,Rear Cupholder,Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter Illuminated Entry and Panic Button,Remote Releases -Inc%3A Mechanical Fuel,Seats w/Cloth Back Material,Side Impact Beams,Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher,Smart Device Integration,Sport Front Bucket Seats,Steel Spare Wheel,Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs,Tires%3A P185/60R16 All-Season,Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs,Transmission%3A 6-Speed Manual,Trip Computer,Trunk Rear Cargo Access,Urethane Gear Shift Knob,Variable Intermittent Wipers,Wheels w/Machined w/Painted Accents Accents,Wheels%3A 16' x 5.5' Alloy
Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
58,879 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
List$11,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Push Button Start, Bluetooth, Aux Hookup, USB Port, 4D Sedan, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Illuminated entry, Navigation System, Remote keyless entry. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 42/33 Highway/City MPG At Mazda Volkswagen of Fredericksburg, a Huber Motor Cars company, we have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Drivers from Fredericksburg and surrounding Virginia areas agree. Come See Us Today! We truly appreciate your business and the trust you place in us. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!
Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
28,436 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
(16)
Toyota of York
78.3 mi away
List$14,998
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
14,482 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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~ONE OWNER~ LOCALLY OWNED~ EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN BOTH INSIDE AND OUT~ ONLY 14,000 MILES~ THIS ONE IS NICE!! ***$350 SHIPPING, PURCHASE ONE OF OUR VEHICLES AND WE WILL SHIP IT ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR ONLY $350!*** Hyman Bros. accepts all trade-in's, If you have a Carmax Appraisal (We Will Beat It) We offer competitive financing in all states, If you are pre-approved with your credit union or bank (We can usually get you a lower financing rate) We have over 500 vehicles in our inventory to choose from! We can ship this vehicle to your front door for only $350! We are highly experienced in selling cars out of state and make the process simple and quick. Most of our vehicles include a 90 day/ 3,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty and a 3 day/ 150 Mile Moneyback Guarantee. We have been in business since 1946 and have maintained a perfect reputation! Please call 804-747-7007 to speak with a sales consultant or go to www.hymanbrosauto.com to view our complete inventory and more vehicle photos. ~WE FINANCE ALL TYPES OF CREDIT SITUATIONS AND GLADLY ACCEPT ALL TRADES~ SEE OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.HYMANBROSAUTO.COM
Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
38,474 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
(16)
Jerry's Toyota
57.5 mi away
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-NEW ARRIVAL- -CARFAX ONE OWNER- -GREAT GAS MILEAGE!- This Pulse 2016 Scion iA has 38,474 miles. This iA won't last long so be sure to call us today to confirm availability and schedule a test drive! We are located at: 8001 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236 Jerrys Toyota has been serving the automotive community for over half a century. With our low pricing policy and commitment to complete customer satisfaction, come see why Jerrys Toyota is one of the largest used car dealers in the nation. Price excludes state tax, tags, three hundred dollar doc fee. Optional dealer or manufacturer certification is additional. Jerrys Used Vehicle Assurances include One Year Free Maintenance and Roadside Assistance, vehicle history report, Car Washes and Multi-Point Inspections for Life, seventy-two hour vehicle exchange policy, plus easy one stop financing. While the internet sales price assumes a qualifying credit score, we are proud to handle all types of credit backgrounds.
Scion iA 2016 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6M)
22,378 miles
Used 2016
Scion iA
Base
List$13,896
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Red 2016 Scion iA FWD 6-Speed 1.5L DOHC Recent Arrival! Odometer is 4886 miles below market average! Alexandria Toyota is a 31 year recipient of the prestigious Toyota Presidents Award. Reviews: * Strong value, as just about every feature comes standard; engaging handling for the class; refined interior; high fuel economy. Source: Edmunds

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Edmunds' Expert Review

In the subcompact sedan class, affordability and economy are typically top priorities for shoppers. The all-new 2016 Scion iA easily satisfies these requirements, yet it's also packed with features and very desirable to own.

vehicle overview

It wasn't too long ago when buying a subcompact sedan meant having to sacrifice performance and refinement and foregoing many standard and optional features. You might not have paid much, but you didn't get much, either. Recent entries in this segment have been gradually changing the paradigm, however, and that's abundantly clear with the all-new 2016 Scion iA.

Packed with features and fun to drive, the iA sets a new standard for its class. You could argue that it fits perfectly with the types of cars Scion likes to build. In actuality, though, the iA is a rebadged version of the new Mazda 2 sedan and not a Toyota (Scion's parent company) at all. The 2 won't be sold in the United States, though, so the iA is the only way to get this car's upscale interior, lively handling and intuitive technology interface.

The 2016 Scion iA's strengths lie in its interior refinement and engaging driving experience.

Combine these attributes with competitive pricing, better than average fuel economy and a full two years of initial free scheduled maintenance, and it's easy to see why we consider it a top car in its class. The iA isn't the roomiest option, though, so if you really want a subcompact for hauling stuff, you'll likely be better off with the Honda Fit hatchback. A fun-to-drive attitude and the latest tech features are also big selling points for the popular Ford Fiesta, so it might be worth checking out as well. But by hitting the sweet spot between economy and quality better than its already strong rivals, the decision to choose a 2016 Scion iA is an easy one.

trim levels & features

The 2016 Scion iA is a compact sedan that is available in a single but well-equipped trim level. Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, a low-speed forward collision warning system with automatic braking, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seats and air-conditioning.

On the technology front, you also get a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen with an accompanying dial controller, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker audio system with Internet streaming radio, voice recognition and a USB interface. A navigation system is one of the few available options.

performance & mpg

Under the hood of the 2016 Scion iA is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission, with a six-speed automatic available at extra cost. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 37 mpg combined (33 city/42 highway) for the automatic and 35 mpg combined (31 city/41 highway) for the manual. These figures are on the high end for the class.

safety

Standard safety features of the iA include antilock brakes (with rear drums), front-seat side airbags and front, rear and side curtain airbags as well as traction and stability control. A low-speed forward collision warning system with automatic braking is also included, which is rare in the class, even as an option.

driving

With modest power coming from the small four-cylinder engine, the Scion iA requires a lot of time and a heavy foot on the gas pedal to get up to highway speeds. A tap of the Sport button on models with the automatic transmission noticeably sharpens response and keeps the revs higher, but you still need to floor it to merge into traffic or pass slower vehicles.

Like many compact sedans, the Scion iA lacks power, but makes up for it with commendable handling.

With the underpinnings of the Mazda 2, the Scion iA benefits from sharp handling (at least among subcompact sedans). Reactions to steering inputs are immediate and predictable, making it one of the more engaging cars to drive in the class. It also delivers a smooth and compliant ride, and wind and road noise are present, but never intrusive.

interior

Shoppers in the compact sedan segment generally have lower expectations when it comes to interior refinement, but the 2016 Scion iA significantly raises the bar for comfort and thoughtful design. Materials used throughout the cabin are similar to those found in pricier cars, and the infotainment system dial interface rivals that of luxury-branded sedans. The 7-inch touchscreen is perfectly placed right in the driver's sight lines and the sharp graphics can be read at a quick glance.

The Scion iA's interior comes with several features normally found in more expensive vehicles.

The front seats have only the basic adjustments, but average and shorter passengers will likely find these seats supportive enough for extended periods. Taller drivers may have to compromise their preferred positions since the short extension of the telescoping steering wheel may force them closer to the dash than they'd like.

Rear accommodations are typical for the class, meaning the iA's rear seat is better suited for small passengers due to a lack of head- and legroom. The tall door panels and small windows also tend to make the space feel even more confined. Cargo capacity is above average for the class, with 13.5 cubic feet of capacity. The low liftover height and remote seatback release further improve usability.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Scion iA.

A Fun Drive in a Cool Ride
edwardc19, 12/10/2015
The 2016 Scion iA Sedan is a fun little car to drive. I just bought mine four days ago and have already put 400 miles on it and only had to fill up once. The gas mileage is amazing which I get 48 on the hwy and is the main reason that I bought this car along with the Scion name and Toyota backing. I really enjoy the beautifully appointed interior with a pleasing and modern look. The outside gives the car a nice sporty vibe. The handling is great – I feel that the car sits firm on the road and takes bumps without any hesitation. The “info-tainment” center is something truly special. I love the entire connectivity of the car and back-up cam which all came standard and really added to the incentive of buying a sub-compact. What could be better? The acceleration leaves something to be desired – you don’t fly the way you expect in a small car like this. It takes a moment to get moving, but the drive itself is great. I’m still getting used to the very go-kart like gas pedal. The interior can feel a little cheap with all the plastic and the A/C knobs really need upgrading from 1991. No arm rest at all, which in hindsight seems like at least they could of added a fold down rest like a movie theater seat. There is no real backseat for other than hauling a family pet or some stuff, but people would feel cramped stuck back there for any length of time. I’m a commuter so I just don’t need the extra space. I’m very happy and proud to own the Scion iA. The beauty of this car is the bang for your buck and the look of a little racer. I don’t think it has an ugly face on the front, but that is just me. I would highly recommend going and test driving one. I will update my review when I hit 10,000 miles.
Scion iA is a great car
Andrew, 6/30/2016
The Scion iA far exceeds our expectations. For an extremely low purchase price, it came loaded, handles great, has great fuel economy and is loaded with safety features. We bought it for the kids to drive, we wanted them to have the safety features not available on a used car. We added the navigation for $400 so the kids don't have to hold their phone to navigate. The back seat is small but my son pointed out that there is plenty of room in the front and if his friends want a ride, they won't complain. I would have no problem if this were my primary vehicle. The only thing I would add is a center armrest. Mazda makes a great small car. The only think Toyota did to mess it up is add an ugly front end. This is not a super-powerful, super-fast super-stylish or super-big car, it is exactly what we were looking for: a small entry level car that is safe and enjoyable to drive.
Leasing
Bhempy, 1/6/2016
Over all the car is pretty great, I would however recommend getting the tire and wheel protection. I have had the car for about 3 months, it has 3800 miles, and I already have an issue with one of the tires. The tires by the way are made specifically for the car, so you can only get them from the dealership. I live in a major city and they only had ONE, yes ONE in the general area. I plan on getting a tire for my trunk, instead of the just spare that comes with the car. I travel a lot and I am now nervous about the availability of the tire in some locations. The IA is quiet on the road, and has a great sound system. I LOVE the back up camera, works well when I need to parallel park or pulling out of tight and busy parking spaces. If you want a fancy car with out the fancy cost, this is the one you need.
2016 Scion iA - great looking & riding sub compact
Patrick, 6/11/2016
First off, be aware that Scion is no longer being made as of about April 2016 and that Toyota is absorbing the brand into the Toyota name so this is the last of the Scion's. Fortunately the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA is the rebadged Scion iA so sourcing parts in the future shouldn't be an issue. That said, the leg room for the driver was comfortable, driver foot pretty much straight rather than cocked over to the left and legs can comfortably lean against flat areas. The automatic has a manual mode and "sport" mode for quicker acceleration. It feels a bit laggy when accelerating but given it only has a 1.5cc engine it's to be expected and sport mode helps give it more zip. Great cargo space though rear seat space is very tight which is fine for me as I wasn't anticipating having passengers often. I like all the electronics it has. Features: Remote entry with push button engine start / stop, 7" screen with backup camera, optional GPS system (add $399 to price though negotiated it down to $199), bluetooth connection to phone that shows text messages on screen, voice commands, electic locks / windows / mirrors. Dash shows temperature, miles till empty, average mpg. Sounds system pretty decent with knob select and volume control on both steering wheel and between seats. Also has 2 USB connectors & accessory plug (cigarette lighter). I keep a Samsung wireless fast charger in there that is velcro'd down so phone just sits on it to charge. Pros: I like both the interior & exterior styling, gas milage (up to 42mph on highway), bluetooth / phone / 7" display / backup camera and handling. Price seemed very competitive, got mine new for $15888 which included navigation chip and title / licensing. Because no more Scion's are being made, should expect aggressive pricing to clear out 2016 inventory. Cons: One reviewer said tires custom to Toyota dealer though haven't confirmed that. The dash lights are not quite as bright for daylight driving as I'd like so have a hard time seeing information displayed (even after adjusting to full brightness) though at night time is great. Rear deck lid I've found open multiple times due to button in pocket being pressed on inadvertently for 2 seconds or more though there may be a way of adjusting that (update: there was an option to make delay longer so no longer an issue). Rear seat head rests at funky angle and not very comfortable according to my one passenger. Other: No armrests though I don't like them anyways so not a con for me. The 7" display is permanently stuck up, probably for backup purposes and can be disabled at night if you don't want a glare.
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Features & Specs

MPG
33 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
106 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
31 city / 41 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
106 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Quick Summary
The 2016 Scion iA sedan is a strong value given its affordable price tag, plentiful features and good performance for the class. It's only a few minor improvements away from being a top contender in this increasingly competitive segment.

What Is It?
The 2016 Scion iA is an all-new compact sedan in the brand's lineup. It's not an entirely new car, though, as it's actually a Mazda 2 sedan that's been restyled by Scion for the U.S. market. (The Mazda 2 sedan was never sold in the U.S.) Scion benefits from Mazda's recently improved quality, features, fuel economy and performance. Value defines the iA, with a starting price of $16,495 for the six-speed manual transmission model. The optional six-speed automatic adds another $1,100.

We tested both transmissions and recommend the automatic-equipped version over the six-speed manual. Though it accelerates slightly more slowly, the automatic does away with the manual's poor clutch and shifter feel.

Compared to other subcompact sedans like the Chevrolet Sonic or Ford Fiesta, the Scion iA is slightly smaller in most dimensions. Its 171.7-inch-long body is about 2 inches shorter than the Ford Fiesta, and the iA is an inch or so narrower than the Fiesta and the Sonic. One notable area where the iA is larger is its 101.2-inch wheelbase. That's nearly 2 inches longer than the Sonic and more than 3 inches longer than the Fiesta. The result is more than 3 extra inches of legroom in back compared to the Fiesta.

Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, air-conditioning, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen, Internet streaming radio apps, Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera. Two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance further sweetens the deal. A navigation system is among the few options available, but neither of our test cars was so equipped.

How Does It Drive?
The 2016 Scion iA is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. This is significantly less power than its domestic competition, as the Fiesta gets a standard 1.6-liter engine with 120 hp while the Chevy Sonic comes standard with a 1.8-liter engine making 138 hp.

Sixty mph arrives in 9.1 seconds in the manual transmission version, which is several tenths slower than the Honda Fit with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and Ford Fiesta EcoBoost with a five-speed manual transmission. When equipped with the six-speed automatic, the iA is marginally slower.

With that in mind, we weren't all that surprised that the iA takes its time reaching highway speeds. On models with the automatic transmission, a quick flick of the Sport switch noticeably sharpens engine response and holds gears longer to improve acceleration, but you still have to floor it when merging with faster-moving traffic.

Thanks in no small part to it being a Mazda underneath, the iA is surprisingly capable when tossed into turns, at least compared to other subcompact sedans.

Though its tires howl in protest and Mazda's usually precise steering is noticeably absent, the iA performs adequately. In other words, it'll make evasive maneuvers without trouble, but it will do so without much feedback.

The brakes also feel trustworthy and easy to modulate, while the braking distances are average for the segment.

Road, tire and wind noise are an ever-present downside in most subcompacts and they're noticeable here, too. One of our two test cars had a wind-induced whistle near the driver side window, which was present even at low speeds. Otherwise, there's no more tire and road noise in the iA than any other sedan in this class.

What's It Like Inside?
Considering the Scion iA's price and competition, it exceeded our expectations for comfort and refinement. The front seats offer only basic adjustments, but there's ample support and cushioning for comfortable long-distance cruising. Taller drivers may wish for more extension from the telescoping steering wheel, though, as the lack of range will force them into a more upright position closer to the dash.

Adult-size passengers relegated to the rear seats will notice the lack of head- and legroom that is typical for this class. A sloping rear roof line and tall waistline contribute to the feeling of confinement.

The iA's interior is among the best in the class, and the praiseworthy infotainment system found in other Mazda vehicles suits the Scion brand's tech focus. A 7-inch touchscreen is placed right in the driver's sight line, and the knob-based controller is similar to that of BMW and Mercedes. Stitched leather on the dash and doors is a nice touch not found in other subcompacts. There are an abundance of plastic surfaces inside, some of which look and feel cheap, so there's still some room for improvement.

Rear visibility is impeded by a tall rear deck lid, but the standard rearview camera removes any guesswork when reversing. A fortunate byproduct of the elevated rear deck is very useful cargo space, though on paper, its 13.5-cubic-foot capacity is only average. The trunk is tall and deep, with a low liftover height and a remote release on the key fob. The split-folding rear seats don't fold flat, but can be released via individual handles inside the trunk.

What Safety Features Are Available?
In addition to the basic safety features mandated by the government, the Scion iA comes with seat-mounted side and side curtain airbags. There's also a standard low-speed (under 18 mph) frontal collision warning and automatic braking system, which is a rare option in this class, let alone a standard feature.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the iA as  a Top Safety Pick +, which means it performs highly in all of the agency's crash tests.

What Kind of Fuel Economy Does It Get?
Our automatic-transmission-equipped tester produced an impressive 44.8 mpg on our standard test loop and 31 mpg overall over two weeks (33 overall for the automatic). This places the iA among the most fuel-efficient subcompacts we've tested. Its primary rivals, the Fit and Fiesta, only managed the mid-30s on our loop.

The EPA estimates fuel economy at 37 mpg combined (33 city/42 highway) for the automatic transmission and 35 mpg combined (31 city/41 highway) for the manual, numbers that place it at the top of the class by a narrow margin.

What Vehicles Does the Scion iA Compete Against?
There are currently three Edmunds "A"-rated subcompacts. Among those, the Honda Fit is the most utilitarian. It offers a versatile interior design, with unique rear seats that fold both vertically and horizontally to create a highly functional rear seat/cargo area.

Ford's Fiesta offers both sedan and hatchback body styles and two powertrain configurations. Combine the Fiesta's striking styling and low cost and it, too, receives our highest mark.

A quiet, comfortable interior is rare in a subcompact, but that's part of what earns the Hyundai Accent its "A" rating.

Why Should You Consider This Car?
In a segment that is narrowly focused on affordability, this newcomer has broad appeal, delivering a nice interior, abundant features and impressive fuel economy. Two years of free scheduled maintenance is virtually unheard of in this class.

Why Should You Think Twice About This Car?
The Scion iA's lack of rear passenger space is its most significant drawback, even though many rivals don't fare much better. If you regularly transport more than one passenger, there are better choices. The atypical Honda Fit seems positively spacious by comparison.

The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.

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