Compare 2016 Scion iM vs 2016 Volkswagen Golf

2016 Scion iM
2016 Volkswagen Golf
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5-Door HB CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
iM 5-Door HB CVT 28 37 $18,240 $19,200
iM 5-Door HB Manual 27 36 $17,537 $18,460
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2-Door HB Automatic TSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic TSI 25 36 $18,811 $19,595
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $19,848 $20,675
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI S 31 43 N/A N/A
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI S 30 45 N/A N/A
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TSI 25 37 $17,755 $18,495
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TSI S 25 37 $18,793 $19,575
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $20,424 $21,275
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI S w/Sunroof 25 36 $21,721 $22,625
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI SE 25 36 $24,217 $25,225
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI SEL 25 36 $26,328 $27,425
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI S 31 43 N/A N/A
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI SE 31 43 N/A N/A
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI SEL 31 43 N/A N/A
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI S 30 45 N/A N/A
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI SE 30 45 N/A N/A
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI SEL 30 45 N/A N/A
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TSI S 25 37 $19,368 $20,175
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $25,051 $26,095
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg 25 33 $26,487 $27,590
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $27,961 $29,125
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg 25 33 $29,394 $30,620
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $23,995 $24,995
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg 25 34 $25,431 $26,490
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $26,904 $28,025
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg 25 34 $28,338 $29,520
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 25 33 $29,986 $31,235
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg 25 33 $31,421 $32,730
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $25,627 $26,695
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg 25 33 $27,063 $28,190
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $28,537 $29,725
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg 25 33 $29,971 $31,220
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 25 34 $28,930 $30,135
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg 25 34 $30,365 $31,630
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $24,571 $25,595
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg 25 34 $26,007 $27,090
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $27,481 $28,625
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg 25 34 $28,914 $30,120
Golf R 4-Door HB DSG 23 30 $35,281 $36,750
Golf R 4-Door HB DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $37,435 $38,995
Golf R 4-Door HB Manual 22 31 $34,225 $35,650
Golf R 4-Door HB Manual w/DCC/Nav 22 31 $36,379 $37,895
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI Limited Edition 25 35 $23,995 $24,995
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI S 25 35 $21,817 $22,725
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI SE 25 35 $25,944 $27,025
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI SEL 25 35 $28,210 $29,385
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI S 31 42 N/A N/A
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI SE 31 42 N/A N/A
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI SEL 31 42 N/A N/A
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI S 31 43 N/A N/A
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI SE 31 43 N/A N/A
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI SEL 31 43 N/A N/A
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TSI S 25 36 $20,761 $21,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,240
$18,811
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,200
$19,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Scion iM looks the part of the youth-oriented sporty hatchback, but doesn't drive the part. Between base, e-Golf electric, and high-performance GTI and Golf R versions, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf lineup doesn't forget about the space-and-versatility fundamentals of hatchback—or SportWagen—ownership.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.4 93.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 35.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
170.5 167.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
20.8 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3031 2961
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 6100 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
126 @ 4000 199 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 36 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.60 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.48 - 0.40 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.04 3.87
Trans Type
1 6
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.14
Summary
Vehicle Name
Scion iM Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8.0 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 6.0 (Est)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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