2015 Mazda 3 vs 2016 Scion iM
2015 Mazda 3 2016 Scion iM
$18,945 MSRP $18,460
30 city/40 highway Fuel Economy 27 city/36 highway
155 Horsepower 137
96.4 cu-ft. Passenger Volume 90.4 cu-ft.

2015 Mazda 3 vs 2016 Scion iM

2015 Mazda 3 vs 2016 Scion iM

More hatchbacks are making their way stateside, offering ever more options for the sporty and spacious vehicles. With a new vehicle arriving shortly we decided to compare it to a vehicle that has been around for awhile. The 2015 Mazda3 vs the 2016 Scion iM shows us that what has been around for awhile has a bit more to offer in this case. The Mazda3 offers drivers more interior volume, horsepower and a high level of efficiency. You’ll also find that it has quite a few options for features.

The Mazda3 has two engine options, the first is already more powerful and efficient than the iM, the second is even more powerful, producing 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Surprisingly, it remains just as efficient as the iM’s 1.5-liter four that produces 137 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. On the base level in terms of safety features the two are evenly matched, but the Mazda3 does offer the option for features like smart city brake, forward obstruction warning, lane departure warning system and high beam control.

2015 Mazda3 in Bloomington

The Mazda3 offers two engine options, each of which can come with a manual or automatic transmission. The nice thing about these choices is that there seems to be little wrong with any of the choices, each one is efficient and powerful relative to many of the other vehicles in the hatchback or sedan segment.  At its most efficient it also tops the segment with a mileage rating of 30 city and 40 highway. It is the best of both worlds for a driver that wants a playful and exciting vehicle without using very much fuel at all, it makes driving a guiltless pleasure.

Further improving the experience are the interior and features. The seats and controls are ergonomically designed, offering an interior that molds to you with everything feeling in place the first time you find yourself behind the wheel. The Mazda3 also offers high-quality features like dual-automatic climate control, heated seats and active safety features that give you a second pair of eyes on the road. For more information on the Mazda3 you can view the available inventory online.

2015 Mazda 3 vs 2016 Scion iM