Scion fans probably lamented the death of the brand, but Toyota seems to be doing a good job with keeping the carry over models as is.
Road Showtest drove a Yaris iA and found it to be as well-equipped as the Scion iA. With a starting price of $15,950, buyers will be getting a plethora of standard features including 7-inch LCD infotainment system, automated emergency braking, decent materials in the cabin, and a six-speaker audio system.
The infotainment system inherited from Mazda is controlled via a jog dial and buttons and it comes with a Bluetooth hands-free phone system and stereo, AM radio, rear view camera, and pp integration. But navigation will come at an additional cost of around $500 and is doesn’t support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The nav system itself is just an SD card, so maybe there’s a more affordable aftermarket option out there.
A manual gearbox comes standard with an optional $1,100 six speed automatic transmission available. The 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine may not be enough power for some, but maybe some aftermarket performance parts will be available in the future to give that 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque a boost.
Currently there doesn’t seem to be any superchargers or turbochargers available, at least not model specific options. For now, the fuel sipping rating of 32 mpg city and 40 mpg highway more than makes up for the low horsepower.