Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be worried about a stiff ride, although SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide range of options, to help you pick and choose those are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Scion IM. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2020 Scion IM is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and lots of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for some time, you can get the 2020 Scion IM with a four-cylinder engine or a more powerful V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 Scion IM Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Scion IM is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Scion IM also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Scion IM with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Scion IM offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you choose one of the upper trim levels. There are many of options to pick from across the way.
The 2020 Scion IM can be as competent while they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content helps it be supremely simple to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the 2020 Scion IM might you need to be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Scion IM is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Scion IM Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features on the upper trim levels could be added to the low trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL audio system combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Scion IM stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to produce many people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Scion IM features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so the front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.