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Mazda Bones, Toyota Tweaks

The 2016 Scion iA is, essentially, a rebadged version of the Mazda2 that isn't coming to the US. So with all that Mazda DNA, it should be pretty good, right? We take one for a spin in California to find out.

A Better Chance At Mainstream Success

The 2016 iM is a more mainstream offering than any Scion before it. But as we find out during a test in California, that's definitely not a bad thing.

A Softer Enthusiasm

Once upon a time, the Scion brand sought to bring more youthful buyers into the Toyota stable. In the early 2000s, Scion launched with its plucky xA and xB hatchbacks, and a lot of people bought into its affordable, customizable, funky lineup – myself included. I was once the proud owner of a 2006 xB, and though the box-on-wheels wasn't really a proper enthusiast machine by any means, I loved its unique driving dynamics, clever packaging and fresh style.

The New Poster Child For Cheap Thrills

We Finally Sample Scion's Irresistible Lightweight At Home

Accomplished Sports Coupe Rekindles Hope For Scion

Changed For The Better, But Not Quite Enough

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