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2016 Scion iA

minicar / 4-door sedan

2016 Scion iA 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Standard system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2016 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Scion iA 4-door

The Scion iA sedan was introduced in the 2016 model year. It is based on the redesigned 2016 Mazda 2, which is no longer available for sale in the U.S. market.

The Scion iA was renamed the Toyota Yaris iA beginning with the 2017 model year as Toyota discontinued the Scion nameplate. Beginning with the 2019 model year, the "iA" portion of the name was dropped.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2016 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Scion iA 4-door

The Scion iA sedan was introduced in the 2016 model year. It is based on the redesigned 2016 Mazda 2, which is no longer available for sale in the U.S. market. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mazda as part of frontal crash test verification.

The Scion iA was renamed the Toyota Yaris iA beginning with the 2017 model year as Toyota discontinued the Scion nameplate. Beginning with the 2019 model year, the "iA" portion of the name was dropped.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2016 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Scion iA 4-door

The Scion iA sedan was introduced in the 2016 model year. It is based on the redesigned 2016 Mazda 2, which is no longer available for sale in the U.S. market.

The Scion iA was renamed the Toyota Yaris iA beginning with the 2017 model year as Toyota discontinued the Scion nameplate. Beginning with the 2019 model year, the "iA" portion of the name was dropped.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2016 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Scion iA 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,421 lbs
Peak force 15,058 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 6.22

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2016 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Standard Low Speed Pre-Collision System

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation

  • Not available.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.
Advanced
Advanced

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim base
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

How child seat anchors are evaluated