2005 Scion tC

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18 reviews
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Available Price Range $2,721-$8,905 Trims1 Combined MPG 25 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2005 Scion tC

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • So-so fuel economy
  • Wide turning circle
  • Modest cargo volume when backseat is raised
  • Side mirrors don't fold

Notable Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Turn-signal lights in side mirrors
  • Dual moonroof
  • No-haggle pricing


Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 18 reviews

No better car for the money, even in 2011

by Frugal buyer ... from Oak Ridge, TN on January 1, 2011

I bought the TC new in August 2004, paid $19.2K including taxes, few upgrades (ground effects, sway bars, metal shifter, metal pedals, lip spoiler and 6 CD changer), etc. The car is now 6.5 years old ... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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