Price Range (MSRP): $15,665 (iQ) to $24,700 (FR-S)
2015 is a year of transition for Scion, the youth-oriented branch of Toyota. They say goodbye to the xD and prepare for the arrival of their first sedan, the iM, which will debut next year.
Scion makes one of the smallest cars around, the diminutive iQ which competes with other microcars like the smart forTwo. The iQ is a carryover model for 2015 (no changes) and crams in the standard features despite its small size, including HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB/iPod port.
The boxy xB returns, offering seating for five and plenty of cargo space. A rearview camera is now standard starting in 2015.
Once the sportiest car offered by Scion, the tC coupe was redesigned two years ago with sharper angles and a more aggressive overall slant, to go along with a peppy 180-hp four-cylinder. For 2015, models with the six-speed automatic add paddle shifters for a more engaging driving experiencing.
Rounding things out is the best and most alluring Scion ever produced, the FR-S. Developed in conjunction with Subaru, the FR-S is a straight up sports car: engine in the front, power to the back, a standard six-speed manual, and fantastic balance/weight distribution.
The xD has been discontinued; 2014 will be its final model year.