2012 Scion tC

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2012 Scion tC Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Sporty Car of 2012

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Compact Sporty Car
#2 Scion tC

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Scion tC after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Scion tC during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Quality of the interior materials
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Performance Specs

MPG City







6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Scion tC Review

Take on the machine the 2012 Scion tC. It boasts as much personality as it does standard features. Turn heads with the tC’s aggressive looks power and performance. Under the hood a commanding 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Projector beam headlamps 18 inch alloy wheels panoramic glass roof and chrome-tipped exhaust all combine to create the sleek and sophisticated exterior of the tC. Form and function continue once inside with features like a muti-information display sport front bucket seats tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio controls and a dynamic 300 watt Pioneer audio system with iPod connectivity. To inspire confidence behind the wheel every new Scion comes equipped with the Star Safety System. Vehicle stability control traction control antilock braking system electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist all work together to keep the driver in control of the vehicle and out of harm’s way. Well designed and well appointed. It’s the 2012 Scion tC.

J.D. Power Award Winner

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2012 Scion tC JD Power Award Winner
2012 Scion tC