2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback
- The list of standard features is generous considering the low price
- Ride quality over bumps is comfortable yet composed
- Front seats offer plenty of support, even for long drives
- The thick roof pillars compromise rear visibility
- Rivals are more exciting to drive
- Acceleration is painfully slow, even for this segment
2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Corolla iM does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
The 2016 closure of the Scion brand was disappointing for many, but wholly predictable given its recent lack of new vehicles. But two were launched just last year, so it made sense for Toyota to bring them under its umbrella and sell them as Toyotas for 2017. (The sporty FR-S was also carried over.) The Mazda-based iA sedan was renamed the Yaris iA, and the Corolla-derived iM was appropriately rebadged as the Corolla iM. We liked the Scion version enough when it launched last year, and this year's Toyota is no different save for a few new advanced safety features (and a very small price bump).
One of the Corolla iM's strengths is its ample list of standard features, which is good news because there really aren't any additional options or packages on the order list. And although the Corolla iM is a perfectly acceptable hatchback, it pales in comparison to many of its similarly priced rivals. The Mazda 3 is a perennial favorite thanks to its thrilling driving dynamics, while the all-new Civic hatchback offers a robust and fuel-efficient engine and transmission combination. The Corolla iM isn't a bad choice per se, but it doesn't really bring anything exciting to the table.
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM is a compact hatchback that is new to Toyota this year. Fans of Toyota's Scion brand will remember that this car debuted last year as the Scion iM. But Toyota shuttered the Scion brand and cherry-picked the iM (along with the iA and FR-S) to move over to the core brand. The iM is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine (137 horsepower, 126 pound-feet) that drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). It's available in a single trim level, so your only choice will be the transmission type and what color you want.
Standard feature highlights of the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights with auto high-beam control, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a driver information display, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker sound system. New standard safety systems for 2017 include lane departure warning and forward collision warning with automatic braking.
The are no factory options available, but notable dealer accessories include interior ambient lighting, various sport body enhancements and performance upgrades from TRD (Toyota Racing Development).
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the identical (except for the name) 2016 Scion iM (1.8L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Toyota Corolla iM has received some revisions, including standard automatic high-beam control, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Our findings remain applicable to this year's Corolla iM.
Noise & vibration3.0
Ease of use5.0
Getting in/getting out3.0
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Corolla iM safety features:
- Lane Departure Alert
- Sensors read lane lines and sound an alert if the Corolla iM is moving outside its lane.
- Pre-Collision System
- This feature detects if a forward collision is imminent and, if so, automatically applies the brakes to lessen or avoid the impact.
- Hill Start Assist
- When accelerating up a hill from a stop, the brakes will hold for up to 2 seconds while the driver switches from the brake to gas pedal.
2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback for Sale
2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback Overview
What do people think of the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Corolla iM Hatchback 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Corolla iM Hatchback.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Corolla iM Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback here.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback?
2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $20,570. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is trending $3,604 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,604 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$16,966.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is17.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on new cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.
Which 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchbacks are available in my area?
2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback Listings and Inventory
Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback.
Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback for sale near you.
Can't find a new 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Corolla iM Hatchback you want in your area? Consider a broader search.
Find a new Toyota Corolla iM for sale - 6 great deals out of 8 listings starting at $11,832.
Find a new Toyota for sale - 5 great deals out of 7 listings starting at $24,791.
Compare prices on the New Toyota Corolla iM for sale in Ashburn, VA to other major cities
Why trust Edmunds?
Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback and all available trim types. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Hatchback include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.
Should I lease or buy a 2017 Toyota Corolla iM?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.