With the death of the Scion brand comes the birth of a new Toyota—the 2017 Corolla iM. The fun, sporty, roomy iM is a breath of fresh air for the Toyota family. Though it will be wearing new badges, this is essentially the same funky hatchback that was beloved by Scion enthusiasts. To attract the uninitiated, though, Toyota is offering the iM with incredible 2-year free initial scheduled maintenance. Talk about sweetening the deal!
A small, efficient package
One of the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM’s main selling points is the hatch’s incredibly efficient performance. The vehicle has a single powertrain, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder motor capable of 137 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. That efficient engine returns 27 MPG* in city traffic, 36 MPG* on the highway, and 31 MPG* combined. Add the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), and those numbers improve to 28 MPG*/37 MPG*/32 MPG*.
A style all its own
The iM still possesses that unique, eye-catching design that makes it such an attractive vehicle to individualists. The standard aero kit gives the iM an aggressive stance, as it offers up an imposing black honeycomb grille, spoiler, and chrome-tipped exhaust. The standard 17-inch alloy wheels, with their gloss-black accents and wild vortex design, are another head-turning element of the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM.
Sporty inside and out
It’s not just the exterior design of the iM that screams sportiness—the interior has plenty of sport to spare, as well.
Sport gauge cluster with MID screen
Standard sport gauge cluster features performance-inspired speedometer and tachometer with 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display showing average mileage, current song selection, and more
Sport front bucket seats
Easily adjustable deep-bolstered seats for driver and front passenger
High-tech, to boot
The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM also boasts an array of standard and available tech features that help it stand out in its class, including the following:
Display Audio with Navigation
Standard high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen
Aha Radio™ app with over 100,000 stations
Toyota iM Display Audio
Phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology
Advanced voice recognition and steering wheel controls
A sense of safety
The switch from Scion to Toyota also means that the Corolla iM comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense C (TSS-C), the automaker’s active safety package, which combines a Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and a Pre-Collision System (PCS). Eight standard air bags and ToyotaCare, which features a no cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance, should also provide iM drivers with plenty of peace of mind. *EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.