Scion Vehicles

File this under about-to-be-discontinued. Established by Toyota as its own inhouse youth movement in 2002, Scion was initially launched with two offerings that previously were only available in Japan - the boxy Scion xB and slightly more fluid (and conventional) xA. The two-box xB enjoyed significant success, although its quirky, ergonomic design and reasonable efficiency created an audience far wider than the targeted 20-somethings. Regrettably, the second-gen xB was created more out of consumer research than anyone's gut instinct, or at least appeared to be; it was, in short, indistinguishable from any number of warm hatches. More recentlly, a corporate pulse was detected with the launch of the FR-S sports coupe, but that was apparently snuffed out with the almost simultaneous intro of the not-quite-smart iQ. As this is written, in the fall of 2016, there will no longer be a Scion brand.

For fans of the brand, however, there remains the Scion lineup, now firmly (and forever?) under Toyota signage. The FR-S becomes the Toyota 86, the one-time iA (produced by Mazda in Mexico) is now the Yaris iA, and the Toyota-built iM is now the Corolla iM. While the jury is still out as to what's most popular, the most fun is undoubtedly the newly-designated Toyota 86, which is also the most expensive. In its top trim, with a few TRD accessories thrown on or in, it can scat past $30K.


2016 Scion FR-S
2016 Scion FR-S
MSRP:
$25,305
Engine:
2.0L H-4
MPG:
22 City / 30 HWY
2016 Scion tC
2016 Scion tC
MSRP:
$19,385
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
23 City / 31 HWY
2016 Scion iA
2016 Scion iA
MSRP:
$15,700
Engine:
1.5L I-4
MPG:
31 City / 41 HWY
2016 Scion iM
2016 Scion iM
MSRP:
$18,460
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
27 City / 36 HWY
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2014 Scion xB
$14,883 / 35,029 miles / CA
2016 Scion tC
$15,777 / 13,288 miles / CA
2015 Scion tC
$15,984 / 14,281 miles / CA
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Ad campaign reminds owners of the Takata airbag inflator recall.

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