2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Scion iM

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Scion iM

2016 Scion iM

The 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Scion iM are both small cars, but when you look a little closer you’ll find that there are some major differences. Read on if you want to make the smart choice here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area!

Performance and Efficiency

While you’re not hitting the track with either one of these vehicles, you probably want solid performance and even better fuel economy.

To that end, the 2016 Scion iM comes with a 1.8L four-cylinder that produces 137 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. The iM can be had with a manual transmission good for 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway or a continuously variable transmission good for 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway. The iM takes a leisurely 8.6 seconds to get from 0 to 60 mph.

The 2016 Honda Civic starts with a 2.0L four-cylinder good for 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque and an EPA estimate of 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined* with continuously variable transmission. The Civic is also available with a 1.5L turbocharged engine that cranks out 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. That engine earns an EPA estimate of 31 mpg city/42 mpg highway/35 mpg combined with continuously variable transmission. The Civic gets from 0 to 60 mph at a much quicker 6.8 seconds.

You can see that the Honda wins both when it comes to performance and efficiency, no matter which engine you choose.

Cabin and Cargo Space

The 2016 Scion iM offers more cargo space than the 2016 Honda Civic because of its hatchback body style. There will be a Civic Hatchback later this year, so stay tuned if you’re interested in that model. The Civic does, however, offer a considerable amount of passenger space over the Scion iM. The Civic gives you more front leg room, shoulder room, and hip room, and more rear leg room and shoulder room.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Come drive the latest 2016 Honda Civic today at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re your local Chicago and Elgin area Honda dealer and we’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so stop by today!

*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.