2016 Scion IA, IM Pricing Officially Announced

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
2016 scion ia im pricing officially announced

The embargo is over for the 2016 Scion iA and iM, as pricing and other features have been officially announced.

As reported earlier, pricing for the iM begins at $18,460 MSRP for the six-speed manual model, $19,200 for the CVTi-S version. What wasn’t mentioned was the iA’s pricing, officially set for $15,700 for the six-speed manual sedan, $16,800 for the six-speed auto variant. Both sets of prices do not include the $795 delivery charge, and thanks to Scion’s Pure Price policy, the MSRP reported will be what consumers pay on the showroom floor.

Power for the iM comes from a 1.8-liter CVVT four-cylinder good for 137 horses sent to the front through either transmission, netting the hatch EPA mileage ratings of 28 city/37 highway/32 combined with the CVT, 27/36/32 with the manual. Other features for the hatch include: 17-inch alloys; double-wishbone rear suspension; dual-zone AC; hill start; aero; LED daytime running lights; 60/40 split rear seating; and back-up camera.

Meanwhile, the iA gets a 1.5-liter four-pot capable of 106 horses, all of which hit the road through the front pair of 16-inch alloys. EPA mileage comes to 33/42/37 for the six-speed automatic, 31/41/35 for the six-speed manual. Keyless entry with push-button start, 60/40 rear seating, MacPherson struts and torsion beams, and 7-inch touchscreen are some of the features available on the sedan.

Each come with their own range of colors, and are both covered by a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, as well as five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Scion Service Boost adds complementary servicing for two years or 25,000 miles, as well as two years of 24-hour roadside assistance.

Both Scion iA and iM will arrive in showrooms September 1.

(Photo credit: Scion)

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  • APaGttH APaGttH on Jun 29, 2015

    The iM and iA reviews out in the wild are blisteringly bad. There is very little nice being said beyond the interior is handsome, well laid out, and middle of the pack on quality. Kia ate the xB lunch with the Kia Soul. For $19.5K you're way better off with the Kia Forte-5 - you can even get a manual - and 173 HP.

  • Ajla Ajla on Jun 29, 2015

    I can almost hear the iA's terrible road noise.

  • Occam Occam on Jun 30, 2015

    I bought a tC four and a half years ago, and have been very happy with it. It was only $17.9K, and while there are some signs of cost-cutting, they're mostly cosmetic. Sure, it's got a hard plastic dash, but real independent rear suspension, a grown-up engine (2.5L, 180hp), six speed manual, beefy sway bars, a massive moonroof, well rounded safety equipment (knee airbags, for instance). Overall, it's been a very good, reliable, enjoyable car after 73,000 miles, and I didn't have to pay 4+ years on the loan. I heard about the iM, and thought they might be expanding on the tC's strengths (suspension, drivetrain) with some improvements to the interior. Put it in a 5-door hatch, and you'd have a decent little car that will last forever and not give you much trouble (unlike German cars, the warranty would be an assurance, not something that you'd actually have to use). Instead, they've shot themselves in the foot, and made a Corolla hatch. A twist beam and a Corolla engine? Seriously? Why not just go for pushrods and bias ply tires? This could have been a discount alternative to number of sporty hatches. Instead, it's just a spruced up Corolla.

  • 05lgt 05lgt on Jul 02, 2015

    I would so get a Camry SE ahead of these rolling penalty boxes.