Pros: The 2015 Scion tC offers good content for the price, a comfortable yet dynamic ride, and a smooth, strong engine. The rear seats recline up to 45 degrees for additional comfort. Enthusiasts will also like the factory-installed Pioneer sound system as well as the plethora of customization options and TRD (Toyota Racing Development) performance accessories.
Cons: Fuel economy could be better, headroom is tight, and the interior plastics are low-grade. With the arrival of the FR-S as a true sporty car, the tC often gets overshadowed.
2015 Scion tC Price: The tC comes in a single trim level only, and it starts at $21,490. The automatic transmission costs an extra $1,300.
2015 Scion tC Fuel Economy: Ratings for a manual tC are 10.2L/100km in the city and 7.7L/100km on the highway. With the autobox, urban consumption is the same, while the number for highway driving drops to 7.6L/100km.
Improvements and Changes: Addition of paddle shifters with the automatic transmission.
Powertrain: The 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, producing 179 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque, is paired with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The former significantly shortens 0-100km/h acceleration (7.6 seconds vs. 8.3 seconds).
Cargo Capacity: The 60/40 split folding rear seats create a nearly flat deck to expand the trunk's 417 litres of cargo space.
Safety: Large front and rear disc brakes are complemented by anti-lock braking (ABS), vehicle stability control and traction control to maximize tC’s agility and stopping power. Eight airbags protect occupants in the event of a collision.
Comparing the 2015 Scion tC: Looking for a small coupe like the tC? Make sure to take a look at the Honda Civic Coupe, Hyundai Elantra Coupe, and Kia Forte Koup.