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By Cars.com Staff
July 15, 2012
Scion's sporty five-seat coupe received a complete redesign for the 2011 model year and has seen few changes since then. Powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the tC competes with coupe versions of compacts like the Honda Civic, Mini Cooper and Volkswagen Golf. New for 2013 For 2013, a BeSpoke Premium stereo is available, which provides HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, iTunes tagging and Pandora internet radio via a connected iPhone. The stereo also works with the BeSpoke iPhone application that consolidates features like Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. Exterior The tC's headlights recall the Kia Forte, but a large lower grille helps distinguish the tC as a Scion and visually grounds the car. Though the tC is a two-door hatchback, the shape of the rear side windows accentuates the dropoff in the roofline, providing a coupe profile. Exterior features include:
Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
Chrome exhaust tip
Interior A front moonroof and a glass skylight over the backseat are standard. Between these and the fastback roofline, the cabin gets plenty of light, but shoppers will wish the rear window had a wiper. Interior features include:
Standard USB port and MP3 jack for connecting portable music players
Standard air conditioning
Standard power windows, locks and side mirrors
Standard tilt/telescoping leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls
Standard cruise control
Under the Hood Mechanical features include:
180-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
Uses regular gas
Standard six-speed manual transmission
Optional six-speed automatic
Safety Standard safety features include:
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Side curtain airbags
Front knee airbags
Electronic stability system and traction control
Active front head restraints
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