2013 Scion tC

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$18,725

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2013 Scion tC
2013 Scion tC

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Steering
  • Smooth-shifting transmissions
  • Crowd-pleaser styling
  • Backseat roominess
  • Seating comfort

The bad:

  • Cabin materials
  • Road noise
  • Firm ride
  • Crude climate controls

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Available BeSpoke stereo with iPhone integration
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Hatchback rear, coupe-like lines
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity

2013 Scion tC review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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
  • Blacked-out A-pillars
  • 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
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags 
  • Front knee airbags 
  • Antilock brakes 
  • Electronic stability system and traction control
  • Active front head restraints

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Best used car I’ve owned

Good car liked the original TC better this one has a better ride bit more room and a better radio better gas mileage and it’s the coIor I wanted

5.0

SCION TC

THIS CAR IS PERFECTLY FOR A BEGGINERS, SPORTY PLENTY ROOM FOR FUN AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITIONS. JUST NEED A TRUCK NOW THAT AM OLDER AND HAVE RESPONSABILITIES.

4.9

I’ve owned 2 because I love them so much

I loved the release series 7.0 so much I wanted the release series 8.0. It was hard to find and wanted it bad enough I had it shipped to Ohio from Virginia. I love this car and don’t want to sell it but I got an suv and don’t need it anymore.

See all 28 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles

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