11.15.16 - Toyota Corolla iM

2017 Toyota Corolla iM: The New Hatchback from Toyota

In Toyota by Jesseb Shiloh

As Toyota moved on from the Scion brand many of the models that were part of the brand have become rebadged and brought under the Toyota umbrella to be part of a great lineup. The Corolla iM is one of these vehicles and now offers you a hatchback model from the name that was limited to a sedan and a coupe in the past. This new Corolla iM offers you the versatility you want from the hatchback and the features you look to enjoy on the road at a price that comes in as more affordable than many of the other hatchbacks on the market today.

This new model not only comes to you at a great price under the Toyota name, but it offers you the fuel mileage you want to have in your new small car. Put that along with the reliability and dependability that have been part of the Toyota reputation for many years and this is a car that you’ll quickly fall in love with. The compact car market can be difficult to navigate, but the Corolla iM is a car that offers the right choices to give you the driving experience you want to enjoy.

The new Toyota Corolla iM brings you some important changes to make sure you have what you want in a car. This little hatchback adds the Toyota Safety Sense C driver assistance suite which brings in pre-collision braking, lane departure warnings and automatic high beams to give you added features that make a huge difference to you. This car may only have a small engine and power number, but it’s a lot of fun to drive on the road and in this build it gives you a playful feeling of a car that can handle whatever you want to give it.

The Corolla iM does a great job of being the car that carries forward the Scion philosophy of shopping and car ownership. This means you have a great package of features all at a good price. This mono-spec packaging allows you to enjoy features on the iM that are given as options with other models. One such feature is the Toyota Safety Sense C package which gives you the impressive addition of items that help you stay on the road and in your lane much better than you would with another vehicle.

Single packages are great when it comes to compact cars because it makes the shopping much easier than it would be otherwise. With that in mind, the Corolla iM uses one powertrain, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that is able to produce 137 horsepower and 126 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is able to be paired with either a six-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission which simulates a seven-speed automatic shifting sequence. With this powertrain you have the benefit of 27 city/35 hwy mpg for the manual and 28 city/36 hwy mpg when you choose the CVT at the transmission for you.

Looking to the features, the Corolla iM offers you 17-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights and taillights, power folding and heated mirrors, power windows and locks, cruise control dual zone automatic climate controls, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a 4.2-inch driver information display, a rearview camera, a six-speaker audio system that uses an infotainment system that offers Bluetooth and a USB port, the Toyota Safety Sense C and eight airbags all as standard features for this car. The only real options you can choose include a navigation system, aHa Radio, and some dealer installed items that could give the car a bit of a different look, but that’s all.

The new Corolla iM is a fantastic car that adds just what the Corolla needed to the lineup in order to make the Corolla a car that offers you everything you need. Now that this car has been added and given the same shopping benefits it had when it was a Scion model, you can enjoy a great purchase of a compact hatchback that you know will have the reliability you need with the Toyota brand name attached to it. Come on in to your local Toyota dealer and see what this new Corolla iM has to offer.