2015 Scion tC

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$19,210

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2015 Scion tC
2015 Scion tC

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Acceleration
  • Decent handling
  • Well-sorted manual transmission
  • Lots of features for the money
  • Large backseat
  • Many a la carte accessories

The bad:

  • 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

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Front-wheel-drive coupe
  • Seats five
  • Manual or automatic transmission

2015 Scion tC review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Scion tC?

The 2015 Scion tC is a five-seat coupe available in two trim levels: Base and Release Series. Front-wheel drive is the only drivetrain. Competitors include the Honda Civic coupe and Kia Forte Koup.

What's New on the 2015 Scion tC?

Scion tC models with the available six-speed automatic transmission get steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.

How Does the 2015 Scion tC Compare to Other Coupes?

Compared with coupe versions of the Civic or Forte, the Scion tC offers a range of desirable features for a reasonable price but isn't as fuel-efficient or as high in cabin quality. Though not as refined as the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the Scion tC serves as a worthwhile option for drivers whose primary concern is value.

What Features in the 2015 Scion tC Are Most Important?

Under the hood of the Scion tC you'll find a 179-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine connected to a six-speed manual transmission. The manual can be swapped for a six-speed automatic.

Notable standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, a power moonroof, a 6.1-inch touchscreen audio system, front bucket seats, a split-folding rear seat and air conditioning. Significant options include 19-inch wheels, foglights, a spoiler, leather upholstery and a navigation system.

As required in all new vehicles from this year, the 2015 tC gets front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Front-seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and knee airbags are also standard.

Should I Buy the 2015 Scion tC?

The Scion tC delivers impressive acceleration and decent handling, especially with the manual transmission. You'll get a lot of features and a large backseat for what you'll pay, but overall cabin quality is low. You may find it worthwhile to pay a little extra for a coupe with a more refined interior. High-tech safety features aren't available for the Scion tC, and gas mileage is only so-so.

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Consumer reviews

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

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

2nd TC I have owned

This is the 2 nd TC I have owned, I had a great experience with my 2006 it has over 240k miles on it and I just replaced the clutch on it I've had NO other problems . So I bought a newer one. It's a 2015, Ipaid top dollar for it from a used car lot they bought it at an auction. The day after I bought it it started making loud noises and it has been diagnosed with a bad throw out bearing..I bought the car as is and nobody is going to take the responsibility financially or otherwise so I'm really not happy with the situation . However the car has only 60000 miles and I hope it will be the one and only problem that needs fixed. Because of the reliability of my first one I'm counting on it. The car is fun to drive handles excellent, has the cool look of a sports car and gets 25+ miles to the gallon. It has spacious comfort in the cab too , front and back . I will say it's a fun car to drive but only if you have the manual transmission.

4.9

Fun, Reliable, and Great Value

I've owned my 2015 TC (TC2) for five years. The car is very reliable, only needing routine maintenance. Its essentially a Camry engine on a Corolla frame. Airbags are everywhere. It looks sleek, its zippy, and is fun to drive. The pioneer audio system is loud and crisp. The rear hatch is large and opens wide. Couple that with the lay-flat rear seats, and you have A LOT of cargo room. (Which is surprising for a small coupe). For example, if you recline the passenger seat and lay the rear seats flat, you can easily fit 8 fit long boards in the car and still close the hatch. Lower profile tires make this car harder to handle in the snow. Baby car seats fit well in the rear, but the coupe design makes it a pain to get them in and out. Overall, one of the best cars I've ever owned, and certainly the best value for your money.

5.0

Runs like a dream

Dirt nasty low smooth ride and takes corners like a beast. Easy to maintain fun car to drive and gets a lot of attention. Thanks!

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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
24 months/unlimited distance

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