2013 Scion tC Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$18,725-$22,865
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What's New for 2013:

  • 2000 examples of the Series Release 8.0 in Absolutely Red paint, with a Five Axis body kit, TRD performance upgrades, and more

Exterior Features
The 2013 Scion tC is a 4-passenger sport coupe equipped with what Scion calls \"mono-spec\" trim, which means it is offered one way with a handful of options. Standard exterior features include power side mirrors with LED turn signal repeaters, panoramic glass roof with a sunroof, projector-beam headlights, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

For 2013, a limited-production run of tC Series Release 8.0 models are painted in a unique shade of red, and are equipped with a body kit from Five Axis, a center-exit sport exhaust system from the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) catalog, TRD lowering springs, and gloss black wheels.

Interior Features
The 2013 Scion tC features a rear hatch and back seats that fold down to expand cargo space. The car offers 14.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Fold them down, and the tC can carry up to 34.5 cubic feet of cargo.

The 2013 Scion tC is equipped with standard Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power windows, power door locks, and remote keyless entry. The standard stereo includes a CD/MP3 player, USB port, auxiliary input jack, and HD Radio. Additional features include front sport seats, height-adjustable driver seat, trip computer, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Optional Features
In addition to an automatic transmission, Scion tC buyers can upgrade their vehicle with fog lights, mudguards, rear lip spoiler, cargo storage solutions, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and floor mats. A premium sound system is also available, along with satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio, Pandora Internet radio, and social media applications. Numerous cosmetic upgrades can be added to the Scion tC, inside and out, and the TRD performance catalog includes 19-inch aluminum wheels, suspension and transmission upgrades, performance brakes, and a performance exhaust system.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Scion tC is equipped with a standard 180-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. It drives the front wheels through a standard 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. On Series Release 8.0 models, the automatic transmission includes paddle shifters.

Every 2013 Scion model comes with 2 years or 25,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Scion tC are 23/31/26 mpg (city/highway/combined), regardless of transmission.

Safety
The 2013 Scion tC is equipped with 8 standard air bags, including knee air bags for the driver and front-seat passenger. Additional safety features include 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with ventilated front discs and brake assist, traction control, stability control, first aid kit, and a brake override system that is designed to prevent the tC from accelerating when the brake pedal is depressed.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests, the 2013 Scion tC earned a 5-star (out of 5) overall rating. As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2013 Scion tC. However, last year, the Institute named the structurally similar 2012 model a \"Top Safety Pick.\"

What's New for 2013:

  • 2000 examples of the Series Release 8.0 in Absolutely Red paint, with a Five Axis body kit, TRD performance upgrades, and more

Exterior Features
The 2013 Scion tC is a 4-passenger sport coupe equipped with what Scion calls \"mono-spec\" trim, which means it is offered one way with a handful of options. Standard exterior features include power side mirrors with LED turn signal repeaters, panoramic glass roof with a sunroof, projector-beam headlights, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

For 2013, a limited-production run of tC Series Release 8.0 models are painted in a unique shade of red, and are equipped with a body kit from Five Axis, a center-exit sport exhaust system from the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) catalog, TRD lowering springs, and gloss black wheels.

Interior Features
The 2013 Scion tC features a rear hatch and back seats that fold down to expand cargo space. The car offers 14.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Fold them down, and the tC can carry up to 34.5 cubic feet of cargo.

The 2013 Scion tC is equipped with standard Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power windows, power door locks, and remote keyless entry. The standard stereo includes a CD/MP3 player, USB port, auxiliary input jack, and HD Radio. Additional features include front sport seats, height-adjustable driver seat, trip computer, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Optional Features
In addition to an automatic transmission, Scion tC buyers can upgrade their vehicle with fog lights, mudguards, rear lip spoiler, cargo storage solutions, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and floor mats. A premium sound system is also available, along with satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio, Pandora Internet radio, and social media applications. Numerous cosmetic upgrades can be added to the Scion tC, inside and out, and the TRD performance catalog includes 19-inch aluminum wheels, suspension and transmission upgrades, performance brakes, and a performance exhaust system.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Scion tC is equipped with a standard 180-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. It drives the front wheels through a standard 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. On Series Release 8.0 models, the automatic transmission includes paddle shifters.

Every 2013 Scion model comes with 2 years or 25,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Scion tC are 23/31/26 mpg (city/highway/combined), regardless of transmission.

Safety
The 2013 Scion tC is equipped with 8 standard air bags, including knee air bags for the driver and front-seat passenger. Additional safety features include 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with ventilated front discs and brake assist, traction control, stability control, first aid kit, and a brake override system that is designed to prevent the tC from accelerating when the brake pedal is depressed.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests, the 2013 Scion tC earned a 5-star (out of 5) overall rating. As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2013 Scion tC. However, last year, the Institute named the structurally similar 2012 model a \"Top Safety Pick.\"

Available Trims for the 2013 Scion tC
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr HB Man (Natl) Transmission Manual MSRP 18725.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name 2dr HB Man (GS) Transmission Manual MSRP 18725.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name 2dr HB Man (SE) Transmission Manual MSRP 18725.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name 2dr HB Auto (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19725.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name 2dr HB Auto (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19725.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name 2dr HB Auto (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19725.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 8.0 (2dr HB Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 21815.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 8.0 (2dr HB Man (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 21815.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 8.0 (2dr HB Man (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 21815.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 8.0 (2dr HB Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22865.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 8.0 (2dr HB Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22865.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Release Series 8.0 (2dr HB Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22865.00 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
  • Sport fabric seat trim -inc: red stitching
  • Tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: red stitching
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
  • Five Axis design body kit
  • Five Axis designed rear spoiler
  • Folding pwr side mirrors w/LED turn signal indicators -inc: gloss black finish
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
  • TRD lowering springs
  • TRD center exhaust
  • 6-speed automatic sequential-shift transmission w/OD -inc: paddle shifters
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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