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By Cars.com Staff
May 8, 2009
Vehicle Overview While other cars in Scion's lineup have funky, boxy designs, the tC coupe has always been the most conventional. It competes with small cars like the Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus and Nissan Sentra. The tC uses a 161-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. A wide variety of safety features are standard.
New for 2010 There are no significant changes for the 2010 model year.
Exterior The tC looks more aggressive than its Toyota siblings, bearing more resemblance to an Audi coupe than any of its competitors. It's 174 inches long, making it shorter than the Cobalt, Focus and Sentra, and is roughly the same height as the Cobalt. It's 3 or 4 inches shorter than the Focus and Sentra.
Hatchback body style
Sunroof covers first and second rows
Optional front and rear spoilers
17-inch wheels standard, 18-inch wheels optional
Nautical Blue Metallic replaces Blue Ribbon Metallic
Interior Overall, the Scion tC's interior has a nice mix of textures and a rich appearance for its price.
160-watt Pioneer audio system with iPod connectivity and auxiliary port
60/40-split rear seat has three-point seat belts and head restraints for three occupants
Standard air conditioning
Standard cruise control
Standard power locks, windows and keyless entry
Under the Hood The tC is powered by an all-aluminum, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 161 hp and has variable valve timing.
Standard five-speed manual transmission
Optional four-speed automatic
Safety The tC has a wide variety of standard safety features, including:
Four-wheel antilock brakes
Seat-mounted side-impact airbags
Side curtain airbags for first and second rows
Driver's knee airbag
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