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2010 Scion tC

  • 2010 Scion tC Base Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      161/162
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,900
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2010 Scion tC Review

Compact hatchback offers few suprises

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In a Nutshell
The 2010 Scion tC is a compact hatchback with room for four passengers that is sporty, visually appealing, and inexpensive. Equipped with a 2.4-liter I-4 engine coupled to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, the Scion tC has limited exterior options and monospec styling.

Coming with a great list of accessories, the tC boasts extensive customization options. The safety ratings for the Scion tC are stellar due to its seven-airbag system. Fuel economy in the 21 city / 29 highway range isn't bad.

New for 2010

2010 Scion tC is a carryover from the previous model year, receiving no changes or updates.

Essentials

Engine: 2.4L I-4
Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Body Style: Hatchback
Models: Base Hatchback

On the Outside

A stylish compact hatchback, the Scion tC is available with a rear spoiler and a ground-effects kit that provide a sporty look. While a set of six-spoke 17-inch wheels are standard, seven-spoke 18-inch wheels are optional., seven-spoke 18-inch wheels are optional.

From the Inside

Although one of the first cars to be offered with a panoramic moon roof, the Scion tC has a back seat that is cramped for taller passengers. While its trunk space is a moderate 12.8 cubic feet, its 60/40 folding rear seats can increase cargo access.

Driving Performance

The 2.4-liter I-4 engine generates 161 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, making it one of the sportier models in its segment. However, the Scion tC's near 3000-pound curb weight is quite a load.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the Scion tC includes a driver-knee airbag, front-seat side impact airbags, front- and rear-seat side curtain airbags, dual front airbags, and stability and traction control.

Gas Mileage

21 mpg city/29 mpg highway (manual); 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway (automatic)

Plusses

  • Peppy engine
  • Above-average fuel economy

Minuses

  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • Scant headroom in rear seat

Rating

Compact hatchback offers few suprises

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