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Scion tC

The Scion tC coupe debuted for the 2005 model year and was designed for the younger generation, also known as Generation Y, or those born after 1980. With Toyota as Scion's parent company, all their vehicles benefit from Toyota's safety and reliability features as well as their excellent warranty. The Scion tC could be considered Toyota's successor to the Celica, which ended production with the 2005 model year.

This 5 passenger car is actually a well designed 3 door hatchback disguised as a sporty coupe that appealed to the Gen Y set- yet its performance and style were equally appealing to many Generation X drivers. The standard 2.4 liter inline 4 cylinder engine with manual transmission and front wheel drive traveled as far as most economy cars on a gallon of gas and it also held its own on snow covered roads. The rear seats were designed to recline up to 45 degrees to truly increase the comfort level of back seat passengers and 2 adults could be more than easily accommodated. Although there was room for 3, it was a little more of a squeeze-though most of the younger set did not mind. The super cool automatic panoramic sun roof allowed the sun to really shine in or provide an outstanding view of the moon. The performance car style eye candy exterior was exciting and the ability to personalize the vehicle with a choice of grilles and spoilers allowed the new owners to express their individual styles and personalities. At an MSRP of under $20,000, the Scion tC was a viable and highly functional alternative to higher priced coupes.

Innovative and intelligent changes have been made to the tC since its introduction. For the 2006 model year, a three spoke sport steering wheel with audio controls that operate the Pioneer audio system were added to an already impressive line of standard features. In addition, an accessory jack and integrated iPod connectivity became just another one of the many appealing standard features. For 2007, the Spec trim model was introduced to compliment the Base trim model and provide an even lower cost alternative. The most significant differences include 16 inch wheels as opposed to 17 inch standard on the Base model and the super cool sunroof is replaced by a fixed glass roof.

Both the Scion tC Base and Spec models still feature a low sticker price, excellent gas mileage and a list of standard features wrapped up in a package that provides the appeal of a high performance coupe with the interior comfort of a mid size sedan.

Scion tC Reviews by Year

2012 Scion tC
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. more
2011 Scion tC
The 2.5L I4 engine of the 2011 Scion tC generates 180 horses at 6000 RPM and 173 lb-ft of torque at 4100. It is a front wheel-driven, affordable coupe that delivers 23/31 MPG city/highway and features invoice pricing beginning at $17,361.
2010 Scion tC
The 2010 Scion tC is a nicely-equipped, sporty coupe that provides loads of practicality and an affordable price tag. Pricing is set at $17,000 and includes all of the benefits associated with Toyota reliability, quality and durability.
2009 Scion tC
The 2009 Scion tC is a very well equipped coupe from Japanese automaker, Scion, the direct offspring of Toyota. The "tC' stands for "touring coupe" and people love these cars because they are completely customizable and offer the high levels of quality common to the Toyota name.
2008 Scion tC
The 2008 Scion tC is manufactured by Toyota and is part of the new Scion brand lineup geared at younger drivers and represents an affordable version of a sports coupe.
2007 Scion tC
The 2007 Scion tC (MSRP $16,980) is powered by a 161 hp, 2.4-liter, double overhead cam, 16-valve VVT-i, 4-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual transmission is standard with a four-speed automatic transmission also available for an additional $800.

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tC, xB, xD
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