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The New York Daily News has labelled the Scion iA as "one of the best cars in the subcompact segment."

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Equipped with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine whipping up just 106 horsepower, the Scion iA might not look all that entertaining on paper. Keep in mind that it weighs all of 2,400 pounds, and remember that Mazda engines are refined, peppy, and love to rev.

Mazda transmissions are impressively engineered, too. In the Scion iA, a 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 6-speed automatic available as an option. The automatic even includes a Sport driving mode. The automatic is more efficient, too, giving the iA an EPA fuel economy rating of 37 mpg in combined driving compared to 35 mpg for the manual gearbox.

Right out of the box, the Scion iA is nicely equipped, including everything you really need and a few things you might not expect. For example, in addition to a standard reversing camera the iA is equipped with a low-speed forward collision warning system. Also, the standard touchscreen infotainment system features a large 7-inch display screen, voice recognition technology, and access to Internet radio platforms. Plus, it features Bluetooth calling and music streaming, as well as USB ports.

Not convinced that this Scion deserves a look? It also comes with two years or 25,000 miles of free scheduled service and roadside assistance.
Automatic was always my first choice but with the Sport driving mode included with it I can see a few more people going this route too. Also nice to know that I get free service and roadside assistance.
 

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It's a great title, however the New York Daily News is a terrible publication. It's like having Fox News endorse your product, good, but is it?

I mean, check out some of these covers:



 

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Daily News is smart, they do that to get your attention and those two examples are attention grabbing.

Scion wants attention.
 

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LOL, ok so question, does that make their opinion any less valid?
I think so. First off, I am not buying a newspaper that isn't even respectful of the dead. I don't want to give my money.

Second, anything in that paper I would think less of because obviously the whole thing is sensationalist.

So, yes, I do think it makes their opinion less valid.
 

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Their opinion may be less valid but they do still provide the reader with the Scion iA specs and what to expect with both the manual and automatic option. I don't really read their publications unless something interests me. Also, the article was free online. :D
 

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I mean I don't think that a car review is really affected by sensationalist bias. All I'm saying is I wouldn't read anything from this publication.
 
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