Scion is Toyota's price-conscious, youth-targeted brand with a product line that needed updating. Two new models, the iA and iM, highlight the brand turning into something of a automotive smorgasbord, with its four products sourced from three different car companies.

Autos Editor Mark Rechtin has been covering Scion since its inception, and he reviews the ins and outs of the brand on this episode. With the demise of the mediocre xD and funky xB, the practical iA and iM join Scion's two sport coupes, the tC and Subaru-collaborated FR-S. Despite modest expectations, the iM turns out to be rather enjoyable, especially at its sub-$20,000 price. The Mazda-sourced iA brings that brand's fun-to-drive DNA to Scion, although Mark and I argue about comparing it to a MX-5 Miata.

Next, we move on to questions about tiny SUVs from our last episode. Viewers asked about some cars that we failed to mention in our discussion of the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, and Mazda CX-3, such as the bug-eyed Nissan Juke and compact Subaru XV Crosstrek. We discuss these competitors and add more perspective on this growing segment.

Finally, a viewer complains about the prices quoted in the show, while we complain back that you need to include options and destination. 

Tom Mutchler and Mark Rechtin
Tom Mutchler and Mark Rechtin

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