If you can call any compact car luxurious and flashy, itís definitely the 2012 Scion tC. This sporty compact car is available from a starting MSRP of $19,305 (manual transmission) and $20,305 (automatic transmission). Additionally, with 31 MPG highway and 23 MPG in-town, itís hard to find a faster yet more fuel efficient compact on the market. A flashy grille and low center of gravity give the Scion tC much to brag about in terms of outward appearance. It comes in 7 color schemes, including Black, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Super White Cement, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnet Gray Metallic, and Nautical Blue Metallic. The rear deck features a sleek design, coupled with a spoiler built into the trunk. 7-spoke aluminum alloy wheels add to the already sporty look of this compact car. Itís also one of the only cars in its class that has a sunroof.
Inside the cabin, consumers will find nothing but comfort and convenience. The leather-wrapped steering wheel provides exceptional comfort while driving, while the steering wheel mounted cruise control and music settings allow for the driver to concentrate on driving. 60/40 folding rear seats add to the somewhat cramped cargo space of the Scion tC. Keyless entry and ignition add to the convenience of owning a tC. The Pioneer audio system with MP3 capabilities will ensure that all the riders in the car are able to listen to classic rock, hip-hop, country, jazz or whatever suits the mood.
One concern about owning a small-sized car such as the 2012 tC is safety. However, potential consumers need not fear, as this yearís model has one of the highest safety ratings in its class. Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control allow the tC to maneuver safely, even in icy, wet or otherwise hazardous conditions. Anti-lock Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Smart Stop implementations allows the driver to practically stop on a dime. Further adding to the overall safety is the advanced airbag system. In the unfortunate event of a collision, driver and front passenger knee airbags will deploy, as will front and rear side-curtain airbags. The three-point seatbelts help ensure all passengers stay immobilized during a roll. Head restraints and a complementary first-aid kit are also included when you buy a 2012 Scion tC.
While youíre probably not going to win any drag races, what you will get from the tC is fuel efficiency and reliability. The 2.5-liter, 180 pony, 16-valve, Dual Overhead Camshaft with Dual VVT-I engine will certainly get you where you need to go, while saving you loads of money at the pump. How can you argue with 31 MPG highway? Consumers will have two transmission options to choose from: the first is a 6-speed manual transmission, while the second is a 6-speed automatic with sequential shift, so you can have some of the thrill and benefits of a manual transmission. Electronic power steering and double wishbone suspension help the tC provide an exceptionally smooth and manageable ride. Even test drivers and consumers agree; the only improvement the 2012 Scion tC truly needs is additional engine options and perhaps more power, even if it sacrifices fuel efficiency.
So for around $20,000 you can have a sleek, sporty and fuel efficient compact car, when you buy the Scion tC. So what are you still reading this for? Go out and test drive one today.