Consumer Guide Best Buy Award: Scion iA

December 17th, 2015 by

2016 Toyota Scion iA

The fun and sporty character of the newest Scion iA is apparent to fans of this type of sporty, subcompact, well-equipped vehicle. It’s great news for Toyota that Consumer Guide Automotive’s editorial team thinks the 2016 Scion iA is worth their seal of approval.

The only all-new entrant in its class, the 2016 Toyota Scion iA and its competitors were judged on performance, fuel economy, accommodations, resale value, price, features, and reliability records. The judges noted that among its many attributes, the Toyota Pure Price no-hassle Scion purchase process made this subcompact an immediate contender.

Sub-compact cars are changing to include a better mix of features. While price and fuel economy used to be chief concerns in this class, an increase in the quality and number of amenities makes the Scion iA a very friendly ride for consumers who put comfort high on their list of wants.

Trim and standard features

Aimed at Toyota’s youth market, this four door sedan has an aggressive grille, swooping body shape, and offers an unconventional group of non-standard features in a model that offers color, dealer installed accessories, and transmission choice as its only options. The standard forward-collision mitigation and warning system applies brakes automatically at speeds below 18 miles per hour to help drivers avoid crashing.

Other Scion iA standard features like the 7-inch multimedia touchscreen, voice recognition, and rearview camera are often only available in pricier models inside competitor lineups. Keyless entry with push button start, automatic climate control, and cruise control are nice bonuses, as well.


The 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine offers 106 horsepower, which keeps up well with competitors. The Scion iA has a light and easy to maneuver frame that takes the best parts of its Mazda-sourced architecture to create a fun and entertaining ride.

The optimized engine helps provide a 31 miles per gallon city/41 miles per gallon fuel economy rating that offers drivers one more great reason to get on board with the new Scion iA.

To check out all Scion iA has to offer in person, go ahead and contact us to set up a test drive.