2011 Scion tC

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The Scion tC is a two-door coupe that was first introduced for the 2005 model year. After a complete redesign, but riding on the same platform, the second-generation model is all-new for 2011. Compared to its predecessor, the new model offers a more powerful engine and improved suspension tuning.

The tC is offered in just one trim level, but there is an extensive list of options to customize the vehicle to individual owner tastes. In standard trim, the tC arrives with air conditioning, keyless entry, full power accessories, panoramic sunroof, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, eight-speaker audio system, and more. The two-door hatchback is configured with standard second-row 60/40 split-folding rear seats. There are no factory options, but Scion dealerships offer a long list of equipment such as Bluetooth phone connectivity, navigation system, satellite radio, upgraded audio, remote ignition, body kit, spoiler, and much more.

The Scion tC is offered with one engine-a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is rated at 180 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a six-speed automatic transmission optional. All tC models are front-wheel drive. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Scion tC between 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Scion tC starts with a base price of about $19,500.


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