2007 Scion tC

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34 reviews
Available Price Range $3,495-$9,567 Trims1 Combined MPG 26 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2007 Scion tC

Our Take

Scion has always aimed at younger buyers, and for 2007 it's offering the tC sport coupe with a Spec Package model aimed at tuners. The package deletes some features to make the car easier to c... Read Full Report

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

  • Spec Package aimed at tuners
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Turn-signal lights in side mirrors
  • Dual moonroof
  • No-haggle pricing


Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 34 reviews

Best Entry-level Sports Car

by protdriva from Tampa, FL on March 10, 2009

At under $20,000, this car is an absolute phenomena. It shares the custumizability previously only avaliable on the Civic, and incorporates many features you would assume to see only on cars parked on... 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

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Scion tC Base

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NHTSA Ratings

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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