The Toyota Corolla iM is a refugee from Toyota's now-shuttered Scion brand. We liked the iM when it first came out as a Scion, and our opinion hasn't changed now that it's a Toyota. It's a little sharper in both styling and road manners than other Toyota models, though we'd stop short of calling it truly fun to drive. Overall, the Corolla iM is a pleasant hatchback that has a nicely finished cabin and comfortable front seats as its main strong points.
Current Toyota Corolla iM
There's just one trim level for the Corolla iM. It has a long list of standard features, including a full complement of driver safety aids such as forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning and automatic high beams. Instead of factory options, the Corolla iM can be had with a long list of dealer accessories ranging from Toyota Racing Development suspension upgrades to a key fob that helps you find lost keys. It's great to be able to customize the Corolla iM to your liking.
All Corolla iMs have a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 137 horsepower to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission. Our zero-to-60-mph acceleration test achieved underwhelming results, with a class-worst time of 10 seconds. The Corolla iM's engine seems to generate more noise than power, and fuel economy is not exactly best in class either. Around turns, the Corolla iM is light and nimble, but it's not a hatchback that really encourages you to drive enthusiastically.
On the positive side, the Toyota Corolla iM rides smoothly and has front seats that are comfy for the long haul. The back seat is smaller than many others in this class, and the same goes for cargo room, but access to both back seat and trunk is easy. Cabin materials quality is better than that of most cars in this class, including the Corolla sedan.
Used Toyota Corolla iM Models
The Toyota Corolla iM was new for the 2017 model year. However, it was also sold in 2016 as the Scion iM. Along with the new name, the Toyota Corolla iM got more standard safety features, including forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure intervention and automatic high beams.
Read the most recent 2018 Toyota Corolla iM review.
If you are looking for older years, visit our used Toyota Corolla iM page.