I found this on Scion's own blog and I thought it may help members decide between the iM and the iA.
Time keeps on tickin’ and we can’t wait to unleash our new 2016 Scion iA and iM models into dealerships starting September 1st. While both cars rock four doors, they’re two totally different cars and will appeal to many types of personalities, including yours. Last week we highlighted 5 reasons why a hatchback might be for you with the iM—this week we’ll take a look at 5 reasons why a sedan might be for you, using the iA sedan.
Comparatively speaking, sedans simply outnumber the amount of hatchbacks on the market, giving you plenty of options when it comes to finding a car you like. What’s more is, once you start diving into the used car market, both variety and availability take on a whole new life.
Not all hatchbacks have cargo covers and as a result may leave your valuables exposed to direct sunlight or to passerby. The Scion iA is equipped with a locking trunk that helps keep your belongings private and can protect them from direct sunlight. On events where you need to transport larger items and are needing the space a hatchback can provide, the 60/40 splitting rear seats can be folded to increase the overall cargo capacity.
Whether you’re in the market for something economical or at the extreme end of luxury, there’s a sedan to fill those needs. Good thing the iA comes in at a very affordable entry price of $16,495 (MSRP) with plenty of standard premium features like 7” touch screen audio, Backup camera, push button start and more.
Just as there is a wide selection of sedans at varying price points, the same can be said for power output and fuel economy. The iA is fun to drive and offers an EPA-estimated 42 (hwy)/37 (combined) mpg.
Sometimes it all comes down to looks, and you’re either into a hatchback or a sedan. The iA features a very aggressive front end design, 16” alloys and power side mirrors, in addition to plenty of other standard features.