2010 Scion tC Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$17,100-$19,420
$16,245-$18,449
20 /CITY / 28 /HWY
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According to the automaker, \"tC\" stands for \"Touring coupe.\" The compact 2-door is often considered to be parent company Toyota's replacement for the Toyota Celica, a long-lived model that was discontinued the same year of the tC's arrival. With the exception of one new exterior color, the Scion tC is a carryover for 2010.

  • Carryover for 2010, its sixth year on the market
  • New exterior color: Nautical Blue Metallic
  • Essentially the same car that debuted in 2005, the tC is overdue for replacement

A popularly priced compact hatchback coupe, the Scion tC competes with the Mini Cooper, Honda Civic, and other entry-level compacts. The Scion tC is a 5-seater with a flowing, classic profile and a sporty interior. Its maker, Toyota, cites its generous leg room, particularly in the rear. The 2010 Scion tC is unchanged from the previous model year, and might be the last model of its generation, as a redesigned version is anticipated for 2011.

Two trim levels are available on the 2010 Scion tC. The base trim features 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, cruise control, panoramic sunroof, air conditioning, reclining rear seats, and a sound system. The Release Series 6.0, a limited-edition trim, offers distinctive cosmetic features and an upgraded sound system. Factory-installed options are few, but the dealer can add features such as an engine supercharger and upgraded wheels. With the rear seats folded, the Scion tC provides 35 cubic feet of cargo space, according to the automaker.

The standard power plant in the 2010 Scion tC is a 161-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, according to the EPA. The optional 4-speed automatic transmission boosts the gas mileage to 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. An optional supercharger can boost engine output to 200 horsepower.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Scion tC include anti-lock disc brakes, front side air bags, head curtain air bags, and driver's knee air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2010 Scion tC \"Acceptable\" ratings in its frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, and \"Marginal\" for rear crash protection. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the tC 5 out of 5 stars for driver and front-passenger protection in front-impact tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Scion tC was $17,100.

According to the automaker, \"tC\" stands for \"Touring coupe.\" The compact 2-door is often considered to be parent company Toyota's replacement for the Toyota Celica, a long-lived model that was discontinued the same year of the tC's arrival. With the exception of one new exterior color, the Scion tC is a carryover for 2010.

  • Carryover for 2010, its sixth year on the market
  • New exterior color: Nautical Blue Metallic
  • Essentially the same car that debuted in 2005, the tC is overdue for replacement

A popularly priced compact hatchback coupe, the Scion tC competes with the Mini Cooper, Honda Civic, and other entry-level compacts. The Scion tC is a 5-seater with a flowing, classic profile and a sporty interior. Its maker, Toyota, cites its generous leg room, particularly in the rear. The 2010 Scion tC is unchanged from the previous model year, and might be the last model of its generation, as a redesigned version is anticipated for 2011.

Two trim levels are available on the 2010 Scion tC. The base trim features 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, cruise control, panoramic sunroof, air conditioning, reclining rear seats, and a sound system. The Release Series 6.0, a limited-edition trim, offers distinctive cosmetic features and an upgraded sound system. Factory-installed options are few, but the dealer can add features such as an engine supercharger and upgraded wheels. With the rear seats folded, the Scion tC provides 35 cubic feet of cargo space, according to the automaker.

The standard power plant in the 2010 Scion tC is a 161-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, according to the EPA. The optional 4-speed automatic transmission boosts the gas mileage to 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. An optional supercharger can boost engine output to 200 horsepower.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Scion tC include anti-lock disc brakes, front side air bags, head curtain air bags, and driver's knee air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2010 Scion tC \"Acceptable\" ratings in its frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, and \"Marginal\" for rear crash protection. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the tC 5 out of 5 stars for driver and front-passenger protection in front-impact tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Scion tC was $17,100.

Available Trims for the 2010 Scion tC
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr HB Man (Natl) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 17100.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name 2dr HB Man (GS) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 17100.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name 2dr HB Man (SE) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 17100.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name 2dr HB Auto (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17900.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/29
Name 2dr HB Auto (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17900.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/29
Name 2dr HB Auto (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17900.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/29
Name Release Series 6.0 (2dr HB Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 18620.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name Release Series 6.0 (2dr HB Man (GS)) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 18620.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name Release Series 6.0 (2dr HB Man (SE)) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 18620.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name Release Series 6.0 (2dr HB Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19420.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/29
Name Release Series 6.0 (2dr HB Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19420.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/29
Name Release Series 6.0 (2dr HB Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19420.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/29
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INTERIOR
  • Front sport bucket seats w/fully reclining sleep feature & driver seat adjustable height, thigh support
  • Driver seat one-touch walk-in w/track & seat angle memory
  • Reclining 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Fabric seat trim
  • Center console box w/cover
  • Tilt 3-spoke steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, trip meter
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Deep orange instrument panel illumination
  • Dual pwr outlets
  • Pwr windows w/driver & front passenger one-touch auto up/down & jam protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/electronic rear hatch locking system
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • Driver/front passenger visor vanity mirrors w/cover
  • Cargo cover
  • Cargo area under-floor storage
  • Tilt 3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls, blue stitching
  • Etched stainless steel RS badge w/individual limited edition numbering
EXTERIOR
  • 17" x 7" split 6-spoke aluminum wheels w/graphite finish
  • P215/45ZR17 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • Panorama moonroof w/pwr slide front glass panel & dual manual sunshades
  • Headlamps w/auto-off
  • Pwr side mirrors w/turn signal indicators
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body side graphic
MECHANICAL
  • 2.4L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent double wishbone rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr assisted rack & pinion steering
  • Front ventilated disc/rear solid disc brakes
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
    • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS) -inc: passenger occupant sensor
    • Front seat mounted side airbags
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags
    • Driver knee airbag
    • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions w/driver & front passenger pretensioners & force limiters
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • CRS top tether anchor brackets & lower anchors
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • First-aid kit
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 160-watt Pioneer AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: satellite radio capability, Sound Retouch digital equalization, Scion sound processing, customizable welcome screen, (6) speakers w/Pioneer subwoofer, auxiliary audio & iPod inputs
    • Rear fender-mounted antenna
    • 200-watt Alpine AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: satellite radio capability, (6) speakers, auxiliary audio & iPod inputs, RCA outputs, HD Radio technology
    • Alpine navigation system

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