The badge may say Scion, but this car is built by Mazda and uses Mazda parts. That's a good thing. A mixed lineage means the iA represents the Toyota youth brand's principles of value and frugality, but not at the expense of ride comfort and driving enjoyment like past Toyota econoboxes. With the iA, Scion has done away with the bare-bones economy car, delivering something fresh and fun.
Owning a budget-minded subcompact car is a lesson in sacrifice. Usually crude, underpowered, and noisy, these cheap-and-cheerful econoboxes are stepping-stones to a better automotive experience a few years hence. But with the iA, Scion has rewritten the rulebook. Based on the new Mazda2 sedan that isn't offered in the U.S., the iA is a better budget-priced Toyota than Toyota's own Yaris.
In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.Read more about extended warranties