2017 Toyota Corolla iM vs 2017 Ford Fiesta Hatchback
One of the most exciting things about the 2017 model year has been anticipating what the vehicles transitioning into the Toyota lineup from the discontinuation of the Scion brand will end up as. The 2017 Toyota 86 (formerly the Scion FR-S) has already arrived, and now we cannot wait to get our hands on a new 2017 Toyota Corolla iM, formerly just the Scion iM. We thought we’d see how the new hatchback model fares against one of its biggest segment competitors, by pitting it against the 2017 Ford Fiesta Hatchback.
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM
As the table above shows, the two hatchback models are quite similar to one another, but the Corolla iM still pulls out in front in many different aspects. Starting from the top of the table, we can see how powerful their engines are. A 17 horsepower difference isn’t a game changer, but it does mean the Toyota Corolla iM will likely deliver a slightly more enjoyable driving experience thanks to the extra boost. And despite delivering that extra bit of power, it doesn’t give up much fuel economy, as the two hatchbacks are identical in combined efficiency at 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres driven.
But in hatchbacks like these, space is just as important as power and efficiency, if not more so. While the two vehicles were quite close in terms of those two aspects, the Corolla iM sort of begins to run away with things as we move into utility. For starters, the iM offers an extra 5.9 cu. ft. of space in its cargo hold. That means you’ll be able to fit quite a bit more behind the back seats, be it extra luggage or a few extra bags of groceries.
Then, to make things even better, the Corolla iM also offers an extra 11.2 cu. ft. of space in the cabin for you and your passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in. If all of these advantages sound enticing to you, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website so you can come check a 2017 Toyota Corolla iM out for yourself when it arrives.