2016 Scion iA vs. Its Competition

2016 Scion iA

The Scion iA has some accomplished rivals in the subcompact-sedan class.

The Kia Rio is more expensive, but also offers more optional amenities.

The Chevrolet Sonic shares many attributes, but has more available driver assists.

The Ford Fiesta is a strong alternative for drivers who want the same type of sporty handling.

It won't have the same level of features, but there's no beating the Nissan Versa on price.

The Hyundai Accent packs much more power and has more available options.

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2015 Chevrolet Sonic2016 Chevrolet Sonic
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2015 Ford Fiesta2016 Ford Fiesta
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2016 Hyundai Accent2016 Hyundai Accent
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2016 Kia Rio SX2016 Kia Rio
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2016 Nissan Versa2016 Nissan Versa
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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2016 Scion iA isn't fast or particularly roomy, but it delivers a great blend of features and performance for a remarkable subcompact price.
7.8
Despite its five years largely unchanged, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic remains stylish and comfortable, and it scores big not only on safety ratings, but also driving fun.
7.6
The 2016 Fiesta offers fun and features not expected at these prices, but it lacks interior space compared to top rivals.
6.6
The 2016 Hyundai Accent is a practical and economical subcompact car, but crash-test scores are below par.
7.4
The 2016 Kia Rio is starting to fall behind, though an attractive design and good feature content offset its cramped rear seat and only adequate safety ratings.
6.2
The 2016 Nissan Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback are no-frills transportation with plenty of space, but poor safety and performance ratings.
MSRP From     
$15,700$14,345$14,580$14,745$14,165$11,990
Gas Mileage     
31 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Manual (GS)4-Door Sedan Manual LS4-Door Sedan S4-Door Sedan Manual SE4-Door Sedan Manual LX4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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