What’s the difference between the Corolla and Corolla iM?

This year Toyota has been working to integrate Scion vehicles into its own lineup. This includes transferring the Scion iM into the Corolla iM. So what makes the Corolla iM different from the classic Corolla? We’re going to take an in-depth look at answering that question here.

Corolla vs Corolla iM

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Bird’s-Eye View Camera - - Standard
Head-Up Display - - Standard


Even though both of these vehicles have the name Corolla, they are quite different. The major difference between these vehicles is that the Corolla is a compact sedan and the Corolla iM is a hatchback. This means that the Corolla iM offers more cargo space for a slightly higher starting price. The smaller classic Corolla starts out at just $18,500 and offers 13 cubic feet of cargo space. The Corolla iM has a starting price of $18,750 and has 20.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Even though the Corolla iM has a larger cargo space, it still gets the same impressive fuel efficiency as the classic Corolla. Both of these vehicles get an impressive 28 city/36 highway mpg, so whichever model you choose, you will be able to save time and money fueling up.

How efficient is the 2017 Toyota Corolla?
2017 Toyota Corolla iM cargo capacity

Related: How does the Corolla compare to the Camry?

If you need some extra cargo space in your next vehicle, the Corolla iM might be the right choice for you, but if space isn’t necessary for your driving needs, the 2017 Corolla is a perfect match. If you are interested in learning more about the Toyota lineup, call or visit Toyota Palo Alto. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have. We can even help you schedule a test drive here in the San Jose area.