The 2016 Scion iA was built by Mazda in Mexico assembly plant, before basically receiving a Face/Off-style fascia swap, with a Prius C. It has a 1.5-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine, 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque, with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic with a flexible locking torque converter. The Environmental Protection Agency rates the six-speed automatic version at 33 miles per gallon in the city, 42 mpg on the highway and 37 mpg combined and 31 mpg city/41 mpg hwy/35 mpg combined for the six-speed manual transmission.
Scion iA Design
The interior uses inexpensive, but cool materials, pleasant in terms of both shapes and textures. It has a very comfortable driving position, thanks to easy seat adjustments and a steering wheel that adjusts for height and reach. Visibility is also good, thanks to a decent glass area.
Speaking about the look, the sides and rear are virtually identical to the Mazda2 Sedan.
What about the Scion iA price?
Scion iA starts at $16,495 and standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, a backup camera, a push-button ignition, a 7-in touchscreen, voice recognition for controlling the infotainment system, power windows, Bluetooth, a pair of USB ports, and even a low-speed pre-collision safety system.
The Scion iA is not a fast car, yet the sedan manages to be just delightful, even at reasonable speeds.
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