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The Scion tC has continued to endear itself to intelligent consumers who appreciate its practicality and reliability, yet still demand to drive a high-performance vehicle. The 2014 model year has brought about some changes to the tC from Scion, but the qualities that won over consumers initially still remain. The tC is a sport compact coupe, though it billing and name indicate that it is a touring coupe. Regardless of its designation, consumers who choose the tC do so because of the company’s reputation for designing intelligently engineered cars that live up to a high performance standard and are also able to endure many miles of driving with minimal maintenance.


This sport compact coupe features a number of specifications that contribute to the tC’s performance capabilities and ability to be a reliable vehicle for consumers:

  • 2.4 liter engine with dual overhead cam, 4 cylinders (2014: 2.5 L engine)
  • 161 horsepower; 200 horsepower with TRD Supercharger (2014: 179 hp)
  • 14.5 gallon fuel tank
  • EPA rating: 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
  • 172 pound-foot of torque
  • 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds
  • 15.6 seconds in the ¼ mile; 14.2 seconds with TRD Supercharger

The tC Combines Practicality and Performance

One of the most appealing aspects of the tC is its combination of practicality and performance. The tC is a sporty, high-performance vehicle that has great handling and drivability. It also uses fuel fairly efficiently, allowing for consumers to enjoy driving a very practical automobile. For a compact car, it also has an incredibly well-designed interior that maximizes space quite well. The roomy cabin and trunk allow for passenger comfort and the ability to travel with a fair amount of items in tow. Additionally, the tC is equipped with a state of the art stereo system, which is among the best systems in the business. Consumers enjoy the comfort and style the tC affords, and the price point and practicality certainly do not hurt either.

Updates for 2014

The 2014 model year edition features several new updates to the tC, and consumers should be excited to learn of the improvements made to an already solid offering. The hood will be updated to extend lower, causing the eyes to focus upon the embedded logo of the tC within the more masculine grille. The treatments of the grille will feature accent LED lighting on both the upper and lower portions. Additionally, there will be new wheels of 18-inch alloy to go with 225/45R18 tires. There are a number of other additions, but perhaps the most exciting is the inclusion of a 6.1 inch LCD touchscreen that has Bluetooth capability, wheel-mounted controls and also HD Radio Technology, features that come standard in all tC models.

tC Features Incredible Value

Similar to all cars in the Scion line, the tC is incredibly valuable in terms of the car consumers get for the price that they pay. The tC is a very affordable vehicle with a relatively low manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). It also features “Pure Price,” which provides transparency to the actual cost the consumer will pay, helping to eliminate haggling at the dealership. This policy has helped engender trust among consumers with the brand, and has led to increasing loyalty in the brand as well. It is fairly unlikely for consumers to find a car that performs as well as the tC does for the price that is attached to the vehicle.

Consumers who are looking for an affordable and reliable vehicle, but do not want to sacrifice performance and drivability can take comfort in the existence of the tC. This sport compact coupe is typical of the Scion line in that it is able to combine the features that consumers need with the features that consumers want. Intelligent car buyers are already well aware of the value that is available in the Scion tC.

Check out the Scion tC Tuner Challenge at the SEMA Show

Scion tC Pictures


About the author: Ahmad Wali


Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter


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