The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM is a fuel-efficient mid-size hatchback with an fascinating history. The Corolla iM originally debuted in the US in 2015 as the Scion iM. Based on the Toyota Auris five-door hatchback, it was sold by Toyota’s network of Scion dealers. When Toyota closed down its Scion operations, it rebadged the iM as a Toyota from the 2017 model year forward. The iM now takes its place in the Corolla lineup as a hatchback companion to the Corolla sedan.
A Single Trim Level Means The iM Is Fully Loaded
There is only one way to buy the 2017 Corolla iM – with everything on it! Toyota has built in everything you need. The only decisions to make are what color your iM will be, and whether you’d like a manual or automatic transmission. That’s it!
Outside, the 2017 Corolla iM makes a statement with its 17-inch alloy wheels and 225/45R17 low profile all-season tires. An aggressive exterior body kit with piano black grille treatment, chrome exhaust tip, LED daytime running lights and tail lamps, color-keyed power folding heated mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, and roof-mounted shark-fin antenna all confirm the Corolla iM’s sporty intent.
When you get inside the 2017 Corolla iM, you are greeted by sport front bucket seats, a leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, a center console, dual zone automatic air conditioning, tachometer, and a 4.2” color multi-information display. Other amenities include a remote keyless entry system, rear-view backup camera, cruise control, power windows with driver-side auto up and down, power door locks, and 60/40 split fold-flat rear seats.
The standard audio system is a six-speaker Pioneer AM/FM/HD with 7” display, auxiliary audio jack, USB port with iPod connectivity, and hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless.
A Powerful Engine To Move You Down The Road
The 2017 Corolla iM comes with a 137 horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine with Valvematic continuously variable valve timing technology, for responsiveness in all driving situations. If you really love to drive, select the slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission for an engaging driving experience.
The optional automatic transmission is also a worthy choice. It’s an intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission that’s been sport-tuned for driving pleasure. It has both a Sport Mode for a livelier feel, as well as manual shifting capability with fast, sequential shifting.
Both transmissions come standard with Hill Start Assist. This feature helps prevent you from rolling back when pulling away from a stop sign or traffic light on an incline.
The 2017 Corolla iM has been EPA-rated at an estimated 28 MPG City and 36 MPG Highway for the automatic version, and 27 MPG City and 35 MPG Highway for the six-speed manual.*
State Of The Art Safety Features
The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense C (TSS-C), along with eight standard airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag and a front passenger seat cushion airbag. TSS-C includes three active safety technologies that utilize a camera and laser beam for exceptional performance and reliability. To help minimize or prevent accidents under a variety of conditions, the TSS-C offers lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and a pre-collision system.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Is A Complete 5-Door Hatcback Package
The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM is an affordable sporty hatchback that doesn’t skimp on the amenities. For a closer look at this exceptional and versatile vehicle, contact us at Waite Toyota of Watertown for a pleasantly surprising test drive.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.