2014 Scion tCChange Vehicle
of the 2014 Scion tC base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Accelerates well for this segment
- Decent handling
- Well-sorted manual transmission
- Lots of features for the money
- Large backseat
- Many a la carte accessories
- Cut-rate cabin quality
- So-so gas mileage
- Ride comfort with 19-inch wheels
- No high-tech safety features
- Forward visibility
- Needs a rear window wiper
- Mild refresh for second-gen tC
- Front-wheel-drive coupe
- Seats five
- Revised suspension, steering
- Manual or automatic transmission
Scion's second-generation tC has disappointed since it arrived in October 2010, in part because the first-generation sport coupe was an unlikely jewel. We hoped Scion would right the ship when it took the wraps off the tC's 2014 midcycle update, but the changes are mostly cosmetic.
The 2014 Scion tC is a lot of car for the money, but many drawbacks remain — and better choices exist.
The front-drive, five-seat tC comes in one well-equipped trim for around $20,000, including the destination charge, but various limited editions, like the Monogram Series and anniversary-themed 10 Series, offer more features. Compare them here, or stack up the 2014 and 2013 tC here. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and manual transmission are standard. An automatic is optional, as are a slew of accessories.
We tested a stick-shift example decked out with add-ons; the total came to just more than $25,000.
Exterior & Styling
Characteristic of the second-gen car, the tC's flat roofline pays dividends in cabin room, but the coupelike styling belies the fact that it's technically a hatchback. A fresh face for 2014 should distinguish the Scion from its compact-coupe ilk, but Scion has yet to hit the styling gold Hyundai did with the Elantra. A wide, lower grille recalls the recent Avalon redesign from Scion's Toyota parent, while the reshaped headlights have a beadier expression. The tail, meanwhile, gets lighter taillights and a dark lower garnish that Scion says ... Read more
Despite the 2015 Scion tC’s diminutive size, Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the front-wheel-drive hatchback is a lot of car for the money. For around $20,000 with destination, the redesigned Toyota-made tC gets Avalon-like exterior styling cues
Our view: 2014 Scion tC
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One of the best cars that I have owned.
What drew me to this was the sharp design. I saw it online car at a toyota car lot, and after reviewing all the photos and carfax on the vehicle i was hooked. also I'm a sucker for a bright white car ... Read full review
The most fun car I have owned
This car is very fun, it’s fast off the line, and just fun to drive, it looks cool and sounds cool, even tho every thing is stock. :) Read full review
The 2014 Scion tC currently has 0 recalls