2016 Scion tC

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2016 Scion tC
2016 Scion tC

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

176.6” x 55.7”


Front-wheel drive



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

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Scion tC trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • New 7-inch touch-screen stereo standard
  • Front-wheel-drive coupe
  • Seats five
  • Panoramic moonroof standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
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2016 Scion tC review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Scion tC is a front-wheel-drive coupe available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Competitors include the Honda Civic coupe.

New for 2016
A rear-window windshield wiper and keyless access with push-button start are now standard along with a new audio system with a 7-inch touch-screen.

Significant Standard Features

  • 179-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear-window wiper
  • Power moonroof
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • LED taillights
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Navigation system
  • Fog lights
  • Rear spoiler
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Leather upholstery

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Scion tC

My 4th Scion tC I had a 2008 bought new and loved it the most Traded for 2011 and decided just needed a Rav Missed my tC so found a 2015 Traded that and the Rav since was so uside down in value because of the Rav Wanted and found another tC 2016 Love it Has everything I need in it and I love a 2 Door car


Very Reliable and Stylish!

This car has been great to own! It has most every feature that you could want plus it’s so stylish! My favorite feature is the touch screen stereo with Bluetooth and usb options. I’ve owned two different Scion tC’s and neither one has given me any engine troubles whatsoever. Great gas mileage as well.


Sporty, Fast, Economic, Reliable

This car satisfied me in every way. It's sporty but economic, compact and nice. Reliable, never had any problems. Easy to fix and find parts. It has a strong enough engine to travel in the mountains and plow through a snow storm. Modern design and amazing in general.

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New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance

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