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Scion tC Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Scion tC Reviews

The Scion tC is a coupe offered in a 2dr HB Man (Natl), 2dr HB Auto (Natl), 2dr HB Auto Anniversary Edition (Natl), 2dr HB Man Monogram (Natl), 2dr HB Auto Monogram (Natl) and 2dr HB Man Anniversary Edition(Natl). The powertrains include 2.5-liter 4 (179 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 23 mpg city to 31 mpg highway. The tC uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014

Reviewed Scion tCs from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2011 Scion tC Base 4-cyl MT
  • 2005 Scion tC 4-cyl MT

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