17 reviews
2011 Scion tC
2011 Scion tC
Available Price Range $7,047-$13,075 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 27 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Scion tC

Our Take

The 2011 tC marks the first redesign of Scion's sporty five-seat coupe since its 2004 introduction. Though it resembles the first generation enough to fool the casual observer, Scion says it's a new platform and a full redesign. The larger engine adds power, and new transmissions contri... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cabin materials
  • Road noise
  • Firm ride
  • Stereo operation
  • Crude climate controls
  • No more one-touch operation for all windows

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2011
  • New 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Hatchback rear, coupe-like lines


Our Expert Reviews

The redesigned 2011 Scion tC had me feeling like a curmudgeon at every drive around the block. But did I care? Not really, because the tC is fun to drive. That's mainly because it had a six-speed manual transmission, which is new for 2011. I'm always excited to drive a car with a stick shift because I feel much more connected with the car and the road. The tC also has a new, more po... Read full review for the 2011 Scion T C

Read All Expert Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 17 reviews

Write a Review

Fun for the Young, AND Young at Heart!

by Mid Life Crisis from Philadelphia on June 15, 2011

Almost all of the expert reviews say the demographic of this car is geared for the younger buyer 18-25. With all the accessories available for this car, its easy to believe. However, I am in my 40's ... Read Full Review


Estimate your monthly loan payment.
Asking Price Range
$18,275 - $18,275
Calculate Monthly Payments


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2011 Scion tC.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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

Learn More About Warranties

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.

Similar Models

Select up to three models to compare with the 2011 Scion tC