If you’re looking for a fun little car to drive around in, that’s what the Scion iM is. It’s compact, it’s built to handle well, and it can even be paired with a manual six speed if you want the full driving experience. These are all really great things for someone searching for a fun little vehicle, and that’s what the Scion iM is meant for.

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It’s Modern

It wouldn’t be a modern Scion without all the fancy gadgets and a nice touchscreen ulling it all together. Of course this car comes with one and it works quite well too. It comes with both Bluetooth and a USB port, though you won’t get navigation and you’ll have to rely on a GPS unit or your phone to do that job. What you do get, which is a bit surprising, is dual-zone climate control. That’s almost unheard of in the sub 20k price range, especially in a compact like this. The car also comes with automatic lights and a rear-view camera for those tricky parking spaces.

It’s Respectably Efficient

You won’t get crazy efficiency levels like you would from a Prius, but the iM gets a respectable 28 city and 37 highway. Most people would agree that’s pretty nice, but it’s not segment leading by any means.

Trunk Space

It’s a hatchback so of course it has trunk space to spare. Whether you have camping gear, a bicycle, some small furniture or anything else, the trunk will likely accommodate it. You’ll be surprised at what you can store in this little car, and that’s one of the main charms that it has going for it. If you know that you’re the type of person that always seems to need more trunk space than you expect, you’ll like this car.

It’s Fast Enough

The iM isn’t a race car. It’s pretty low power with 137 HP, but it’s fast enough. It hits 60 in 8.6 seconds and feels pretty peppy under most standard driving conditions. It’s not going to feel sporty without more power, but for a daily driver this car’s pretty enjoyable to motor around in.

While the iM isn’t going to be right for everyone, if you like the look of the car, and you want something little and fun to drive, but with storage options the iM was made for you. It’s reasonably priced at under 20k and it’s a car that’s likely to last quite a long time since it’s built with reliable Toyota parts.