2016 Scion iM vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf

2016 Scion iM 2015 Volkswagen Golf
1.8L 4-cylinder Engine Type 1.8L 4-cylinder
137 HP Horsepower 170 HP
CVTi-S Transmission 5-speed manual
5/5 Doors/Seats 5/5

2016 Scion iM vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf

2016 Scion iM vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf

Scion is still a pretty young brand, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to experiment and continue introducing great new ideas and vehicles, after all they are owned by Toyota, one of the most innovative brands in the industry. Their newest project was the Scion iM concept vehicle, which was quickly transformed into a production model and pushed forward for the 2016 model year. With plenty of information having been released now (though there are still a lot of details we would like to know), we thought it might be time to start comparing the iM to some of its competitors, so first up is the 2016 Scion iM vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf.

Advantages of the 2016 Scion iM

As you can see by glancing at the table above, both the hatchback Volkswagen Golf and brand-new Scion iM are built very similarly. Each are 5-door hatchbacks with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine beneath the hood, but where the differences come into play is in terms of horsepower and the transmission system. As for power, the Golf has a bit of a boost with 33 extra horsepower, but the Scion iM fires back with it’s incredible transmission system.

While the Scion iM does have an available 6-speed manual transmission, which in and of itself is better than the standard transmission on the Golf, it also has a brand new available Continuously Variable Transmission as well. The new CVT received special attention, with engineers sport tuning the system to make the driving experience even more enjoyable. This CVTi-S transmission system also allows you to drive the 2016 Scion iM as a manual with seven stepped shift points.


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