2012 Scion TC

Base FWD 2-Dr Coupe I4 man trans

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2012 Scion tC
2012 Scion tC
The Scion tC is pitched at the same youthful demographic as is its boxy four-door siblings, with a major emphasis on customization (via a catalog of extensive accessories sold at dealerships). The tC, though, is a cut above the other Scion models. And although the tC is the most expensive Scion offering, it's still fairly low priced. There's a lot of standard equipment included in the base price: Bluetooth (new this year), a power moonroof, a leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, power door locks with remote, power windows, A/C, and eighteen-inch wheels. The interior is a mix of good and cheap, but the front seats are comfortable and the rear seats are usable, at least for passengers less than six feet tall. The tC's engine is more powerful than its siblings' engines, making a hearty 180 hp. The 2.5-liter isn't brimming with personality, but it will send this fairly lightweight coupe from 0 to 60 mph in a brisk 7.6 seconds (8.2 seconds with the automatic). Speaking of transmissions, whereas the four-door Scions use a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic, the tC serves up two six-speeds, manual or automatic. Those additional gears help the tC deliver very good fuel economy despite its larger engine. The standard chassis setup is decent but not stellar. Buyers eager for greater responsiveness can select from the menu of TRD (Toyota Racing Development) upgrades. Just beware that going all in--with lowered springs, nineteen-inch wheels, et cetera--can result in a punishing ride.
2013 Scion TC Release Series 8.0 Front Three Quarter 2
With all of the coverage of the new 2013 FR-S, you might be forgiven for thinking that Scion only makes one sports coupe. Not so fast: the venerable tC is still alive, and Scion is celebrating the model's eighth year in production by creating the Release Series 8.0 coupe.
2013 Toyota GT86 With Designer Akihiro Nagaya
We’ve talked before about the similarities between the Toyota 2000GT and the GT 86 (also known as the Toyota 86, Scion FR-S, and Subaru BRZ), but in this series of videos, Toyota Design Division general manager Akihiro “Dezi” Nagaya goes into more detail about the car’s styling influences. Shot at the Geneva Motor Show, the videos provide a styling tour of the car, and explain the reasons behind some of its design elements.
Toyota GT 86 And Sports 800 Front Three Quarter Motion
Toyota has released yet another video of the GT 86, and this one features some on-track action, Toyota sports car nostalgia, and behind-the-scenes footage of the car’s development and testing. The video even honors the 86’s roots by showing it in action alongside Toyota's first stab at a sports car.
Ken Gushi Scion FR S Inside
Ken Gushi might be more excited than most to get behind the wheel of the 2013 Scion FR-S. Gushi currently races in Formula Drift in a rear-drive, V-8-powered Scion tC—not exactly the Scion his fans can head into the showroom and buy. The FR-S, on the other hand, will be arriving in dealerships before long. To get a taste of what drifting the 2013 FR-S is going to be like, Gushi headed to Sodegaura Forest Raceway in Japan for the media debut of Scion’s new sports car and, as one would expect from a drifter, he got a bit sideways.
2012 Subaru BRZ Tokyo Motor Show Front Three Quarter
On the heels of the online unveiling of the Toyota GT 86, Subaru has released details of its version of the rear-drive sporty coupe, the BRZ. We were introduced to the design of the BRZ only recently, with Subaru providing the first glimpse two weeks ago in concept form at the L.A. Auto Show. Now, Subaru has released the particulars of the production version ahead of its scheduled debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. Not surprisingly, the car doesn’t look much different from the concept, and bears a strong family resemblance to its sister cars Toyota GT 86 and Scion FR-S. But a few key details set this sports car apart from its Toyota- and Scion-badged counterparts.

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2012 Scion TC Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
180 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
173 ft lb of torque @ 4100rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
25,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Summary
Southeast Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 and 2010-2013 Toyota Tundra, 2010-2012 Rav4, 2012 Toyota Sequoia, 2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2010-2011 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2010-2013 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2010-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser, 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2010-2013 Toyota Venza, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, 2010-2013 Toyota Tacoma, 2011-2012 Toyota Sienna, 2012 Toyota Prius, 2013 Scion FR-S, 2011 Scion XD, 2011 Scion XB, and 2012 Scion TC vehicles. These vehicles were sold with labels that were outside the allowable one percent of accuracy of actual weight added. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequences
An inaccurate label could lead to owners overloading their vehicles and tires. An overloaded vehicle can result in a tire failure which may result in a vehicle crash, personal injury, or property damage.
Remedy
Southeast Toyota will notify owners and provide a corrected label with instructions concerning its installation. A small group of the affected vehicles will need additonal remedies which are still being developed. The recall began on May 28, 2013. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.
Potential Units Affected
7,525
Notes
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Overall Front Crash
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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