2013 Scion TC

Base FWD 2-Dr Coupe I4 man trans

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2013 Scion tC
2013 Scion tC

New For 2013

Another year, another Release Series for the Scion tC. This time it’s red. Release Series 8.0, available with a manual or an automatic, is about $3000 more expensive than a standard tC. It includes a body kit with a rear spoiler, eighteen-inch gloss-black wheels, a lower ride height and TRD sport muffler, and a revised interior. Two thousand will be built.

Overview

The Scion tC is pitched at the same youthful demographic as that of its boxy four-door siblings, with a major emphasis on customization (via a catalog of extensive accessories sold at dealerships). The tC is a cut above the four-door Scion models, but it’s still fairly low priced. There’s a lot of standard equipment included in the base price: Bluetooth, a power moonroof, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, power door locks, 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 2.5-liter engine makes a hearty 180 hp; it 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). Unlike the lesser Scions, both transmissions here are six-speeds. 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. For a real sports car experience, upgrade to the Scion FR-S.

Safety

Front, side, knee, and side curtain air bags are standard, as are ABS, stability and traction control, tire-pressure monitoring, and active front-seat head restraints.

You'll like:

  • Reasonably priced
  • Well equipped
  • Potent standard four-cylinder

You won't like:

  • Some cheap interior bits
  • Not thrilling in the twisties

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New York 2013: 2014 Scion tC Wears An FR-S Face
If you thought the advent of the rear-wheel drive Scion FR-S spelled the demise of the front-wheel-drive tC coupe – well, think again. The new 2014 tC receives a raft of cosmetic upgrades both inside and out to help keep the sporty hatchback fresh. 
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New York 2013: Facelifted 2014 Scion tC Coming to Big Apple
With just a week to go, Scion has released a teaser image of the 2014 tC coupe, which will make its debut at the New York auto show.
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2013 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
  • Steering Wheel Tilt (optional)
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front (optional)
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)

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