• (4.5) 11 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,740$11,296
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 23
  • Engine: 161-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2010 Scion tC

Our Take on the 2010 Scion tC

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 feature... 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

  • Turn-signal lights in side mirrors
  • Dual moonroof
  • No-haggle pricing

2010 Scion tC Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

At first glance, it appeared the 2010 Scion tC was the ideal car for me. Its compact packaging –  I prefer a small car – and edgy styling definitely caught my interest. After spending a week test-driving this coupe with my two kids, I had to admit it belonged with the things I've outgrown, including size zero jeans and glitter dust. This is a car for a younger generation... Read full review for the 2010 Scion T C

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Consumer Reviews


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Great Car!!

by Car Guy from Chicago on November 1, 2011

Great Car for the money!! It is very reliable and it looks and drives great! Best Car I have every Owned!! I am a 6'2" guy and I have plenty of space. The interior is top notch and the quality of the ... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2010 Scion tC Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


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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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





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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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