Scion tC 2016: The Quick, Roomy, and Sporty Coupe

Jan 20, 2017 10:31 AM EST | BC Tabotabo

The Scion tC 2016 is a sporty and reliable car. It has fast acceleration, a sporty design, and a roomy cabin with decent build quality.

Pros and Features. The Scion coupe is a compact, five-passenger hatchback coupe. It is only available in a single model.

Toyota created the "Scion" brand as a glitzy new addition to their corporate image. It is 100% made in Japan. The brand has been able to achieve a lot since its inception. They are extremely fashion-forward in their designs and are consistently very reasonably priced, although with limited availability.

The 2016 Scion coupe has sporty looks and is fun to drive. It offers a lot in terms of value. The tC's standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED front accent lamps, keyless entry and ignition, and cruise control. It also has full power accessories, a panoramic sunroof, and other tech features.

The Scion tC was discontinued in 2016. Under its hood is a 179 horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder engine. This powers the front wheels through the use of either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The car's handling is very confident and it has controlled body motions. The tC also offers a roomy cabin and top-notch build quality. It has a very good overall reliability record.

Cons. The 2016 Scion coupe has elevated road noise and a cheap plastic cabin trim. In addition, there is no rearview camera available.

What's New? The tC 2016 now gets a new 7-inch touchscreen interface. In addition, it has keyless entry and ignition, a rear windshield wiper, and minor interior trim upgrades. The 2016 is the last tC model as this has already been discontinued.

Pricing. The Scion coupe's basic hatchback starts at $21,264. Its Release Series 10.0 goes up to $24,475.

Verdict. The Scion tC 2016 is a good car for its price. It has a sporty look, fast acceleration, and amazing features. Toyota did a very good job with this brand.

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