- 1.5 liter inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine
- 106 hp horsepower
- 4 Doors
- 4-wheel ABS brakes
- Air conditioning
- Audio controls on steering wheel
- Automatic Transmission
- Center Console - Full with storage
- Clock - In-radio display
- Cruise control
- Daytime running lights
- External temperature display
- Front seat type - Sport
- Front-wheel drive
- Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 42 and EPA city (mpg): 33
- Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row
- Interior air filtration
- Intermittent window wipers
- Passenger Airbag
- Power mirrors
- Power windows with 1 one-touch
- Privacy/tinted glass
- Rear bench seats
- Rear defogger
- Remote power door locks
- Signal mirrors - Turn signal in mirrors
- Speed-proportional power steering
- Stability control
- Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
- Traction control - ABS and driveline
- Trip computer
- Video Monitor Location - Front
Scion adds a new model to the lineup this year, in the form of the subcompact iA sedan. Based on the stellar Mazda2 underpinnings, the front-wheel-drive iA rides on 16-inch alloy wheels and includes front struts and a stabilizer bar and a rear torsion beam suspension. Power comes from a 16-valve, 106-horsepower 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, which can be paired with either a standard 6-speed manual or optional automatic transmission. In the automatic, fuel economy is rated at 33 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway, while the manual-equipped iA returns slightly less, at 31 and 41, respectively.
The iA is available in one trim level. Standard features include power mirrors with integrated turn signals, a chrome-tipped exhaust, and halogen headlights. Inside you'll find push-button start, a backup camera, air conditioning, power windows and locks, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, and a 60/40 split-fold rear seat. A seven-inch touchscreen display controls the Scion Access Connect multi-media system (though a large central knob does the job, too), while USB ports, Bluetooth hands-free phone and music streaming, along with voice recognition and SMS text functionality, provide cutting-edge connectivity.
Other than the $1,100 automatic transmission, the only other option in the iA is an $419 SD card pre-loaded with navigation software, to be installed at a dealer.
The iA is also loaded with safety features like dynamic stability control, traction control and anti-lock brakes, plus a low-speed collision system, brake override and a host of front, rear and side airbags.
The Scion iA is an all-new model for 2016. The well-equipped subcompact sedan is based on the competent Mazda2 platform, and its 1.5L four returns an impressive 33 mpg city, 42 mpg highway. MSRP is $16,495.