2012 Scion tC Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$18,575-$21,905
$17,646-$20,811
23 /CITY / 31 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Release Series 7.0 edition offers exclusive styling
- Audio system now features Bluetooth connectivity

Exterior Features
The Scion tC, an affordable front-wheel-drive hatchback coupe with sporty features, is offered in a single trim; however, a special limited edition is available for 2012. The Scion tC features 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, panoramic sunroof, and available dealer-installed rear spoiler and cargo cover. The Release Series 7.0 features a bright yellow exterior, black wheels, lower-body trim kit, and keyless ignition, and only 2,000 units of this model will be made.

Interior Features
Standard features on the 2012 Scion tC include air conditioning; cruise control; some power accessories; adjustable driver's seat and steering wheel; reclining and folding rear seats; Bluetooth connectivity; and an 8-speaker sound system. The Release Series 7.0 adds black upholstery with yellow accents. With all seats up, cargo capacity is 14.7 cubic feet; with the rear seats folded, capacity is 34.5 cubic feet.

Optional Features
Automatic transmission is optional. Other options are dealer-installed, including a navigation system; premium audio system with satellite radio; 7-color interior mood lighting; keyless ignition; fog lights; and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Under the Hood
The standard power plant in the 2012 Scion tC is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 180 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with a 6-speed automatic transmission available.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Scion tC are 23/31/26 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Safety features on the Scion tC include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, active front head restraints, front side air bags, front knee air bags, and side curtain air bags. Rear side air bags are optional.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Scion tC. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Scion tC received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--across the board.


What's New for 2012:
- Release Series 7.0 edition offers exclusive styling
- Audio system now features Bluetooth connectivity

Exterior Features
The Scion tC, an affordable front-wheel-drive hatchback coupe with sporty features, is offered in a single trim; however, a special limited edition is available for 2012. The Scion tC features 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, panoramic sunroof, and available dealer-installed rear spoiler and cargo cover. The Release Series 7.0 features a bright yellow exterior, black wheels, lower-body trim kit, and keyless ignition, and only 2,000 units of this model will be made.

Interior Features
Standard features on the 2012 Scion tC include air conditioning; cruise control; some power accessories; adjustable driver's seat and steering wheel; reclining and folding rear seats; Bluetooth connectivity; and an 8-speaker sound system. The Release Series 7.0 adds black upholstery with yellow accents. With all seats up, cargo capacity is 14.7 cubic feet; with the rear seats folded, capacity is 34.5 cubic feet.

Optional Features
Automatic transmission is optional. Other options are dealer-installed, including a navigation system; premium audio system with satellite radio; 7-color interior mood lighting; keyless ignition; fog lights; and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Under the Hood
The standard power plant in the 2012 Scion tC is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 180 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with a 6-speed automatic transmission available.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Scion tC are 23/31/26 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Safety features on the Scion tC include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, active front head restraints, front side air bags, front knee air bags, and side curtain air bags. Rear side air bags are optional.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Scion tC. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Scion tC received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--across the board.


Available Trims for the 2012 Scion tC
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr HB Man (Natl) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 18575.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name 2dr HB Man (GS) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 18575.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name 2dr HB Man (SE) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 18575.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name 2dr HB Auto (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19575.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name 2dr HB Auto (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19575.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name 2dr HB Auto (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19575.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 7.0 (2dr HB Man (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21905.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 7.0 (2dr HB Man (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21905.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 7.0 (2dr HB Man (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21905.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 7.0 (2dr HB Auto (Natl)) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 20905.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 7.0 (2dr HB Auto (GS)) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 20905.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 7.0 (2dr HB Man (SE)) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 20905.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
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INTERIOR
  • Front sport bucket seats w/driver seat adjustable height
  • Driver seat one-touch walk-in w/track & seat angle memory
  • Reclining 60/40 split folding rear seat -inc: (3) head restraints
  • Fabric seat trim
  • Center console box w/cover
  • Tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped 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 one-touch auto down
  • 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 area under-floor storage w/cover
  • Proximity keyless entry w/push button start
EXTERIOR
  • 18" x 7.5" split 7-spoke aluminum wheels w/graphite finish
  • P225/45R18 all-season tires
  • T145/80D16 temporary spare tire
  • Panorama moonroof w/dual manual sunshades
  • Folding pwr side mirrors w/LED turn signal indicators
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 18" alloy wheels w/gloss black finish
  • TRD body kit
  • Honeycomb grille
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L DOHC SFI 16-valve dual VVT-i I4 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent double wishbone rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr steering
  • Front ventilated disc/rear solid disc brakes
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • 6-speed automatic sequential-shift transmission w/OD
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
    • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
    • Brake assist
    • Brake override system
    • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
    • Traction control
    • 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 -inc: driver & front passenger pretensioners w/force limiters
    • Front active head restraints
    • 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: 2-channel amplifier, (8) speakers, satellite radio capability, RCA output jacks, auxiliary audio & USB inputs
    • Rear fender-mounted antenna

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