The Scion tC coupe is a 5 person hatchback that has the power and confidence that you want to have in a vehicle. Refreshed for 2012 the Scion tC still remains affordable and one of Consumer Digest’s best buys.
Manual: starting at $19,305*
Automatic: starting at $20,305*
*Pricing does not include tax, title and fees.
Changes for 2012
- Sportier looking exterior by adding fog lights, sleek alloy- wheels, spoilers and ground-effects body kit
- height and width increase
- the chrome exhaust tip
- a panoramic sunroof
- folding side mirrors with built in turn signal indicators
- bluetooth and hands free calling capabilities
- 300-watt Pioneer premium audio
- speed sensitive audio
- iPod/iPhone integration
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Under the hood resides a new 2.5-liter 2AR-FE inline-4 that produces 180 bhp at 6000 rpm and 173 lb.-ft. of torque at 4100, increases of 19 bhp and 11 lb.-ft. of torque from the current model. It features Toyota’s variable timing system (VVT-i), tumble control valves and a variable-induction intake manifold system, all of which help the engine achieve fuel economy of 23/31 mpg. This is nearly a 3 percent improvement over the current tC. The engine comes mated to a couple of new gearboxes: a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
At first when you look at the new tC it may look a bit more purpose-driven. The front features rectangular headlights and a small thin grille. The flat roof line looks like a bulldog stance and the massive C-pillar leaves perhaps the largest first impression. The rear adds visual interest, though all of the Scion tC’s lines are nicely showcased.
At Peterson Scion in Boise, we would be happy to answer any questions that you may have on a Scion tC or any other make or model you may be interested in. Please visit our website to see our current Scion inventory.