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2016 Scion tC
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,877
150 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
25 GOOD deals

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2016 Scion FR-S
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CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,801
66 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2016 Scion tC
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Eric Tallberg Preview:

Scion’s 2016 tC once again confuses both the media and the public as to whether it’s a coupe or a hatchback. But this compact family-hauler continues to offer seating for 4, abundant f...

2016 Scion FR-S
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Andrew Newton Preview:

After years of development and several tantalizing concept cars, the FR-S first became available for the 2013 model year. Toyota had been toying with the idea of a cheap rear-wheel-dri...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2016 Scion tC
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10
writes:
Slightly peppier than the camry, and handles a good amount better, but the Camry cant come close to how much f...
Front Seats Ranked 2012 Toyota Camry SE worse.
"No hot black pleather to sit on. "
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Toyota Camry SE worse.
"Sportier, and waaay better looking."
2016 Scion FR-S
Base
15
writes:
Loved it, but the italian in me went for the 2017 Fiat 124. It drove amazing and is a great value for the mon...
Front Seats Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Classica RWD better.
"Both cars were comfortable, but the Fiats seats cradle you perfectly."
Value Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Classica RWD better.
"I looked into leasing both cars and the Fiat was about $100 less per month."
writes:
Solid car only barely outclassed by the BRZ. Very fun to drive looks great as wel.
Handling Ranked 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The 2017 manual has a slight increase in power and I think the increase allowed the car to pull through corners faster."
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The cars looks are very similar I just prefer the 2017 facelift on the BRZ."
35
writes:
Handling Ranked 2016 Nissan 370Z better.
"Better body stile , also it performs like a dream..."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Nissan 370Z better.
"Cargo wised both cars have little cargo space , not that I will carry anything heavy in it , but yeah you need that cargo space just in case..."

Specs

2016 Scion tC
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2016 Scion FR-S
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Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
22 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
31 MPG
30 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
179 hp @ 6,000 RPM
179 hp @ 6,000 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
172 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
172 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 6,600 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 6,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.4:1
10.4:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.54 in x 3.86 in
3.54 in x 3.86 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 3 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.8 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 34.6 in 29.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.7 cu ft 6.9 cu ft
Exterior
Length 176.6 in 166.7 in
Width 70.7 in 69.9 in
Height 55.7 in 50.6 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 101.2 in

Available Options

2016 Scion tC
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Exterior Colors

  • Absolutely Red
  • Black
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blue Streak Metallic
  • Cement
  • Cosmic Gray Mica
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Special Color - Blizzard Pearl

Option Packages

  • BeSpoke Audio With Navigation
  • Vehicle Protection Premium Package
  • Bespoke Premium Audio W/Navigation
  • Interior Light & Illuminated Door Sill Kit
  • TRD Brake Upgrade
  • TRD Performance Exhaust
  • Wheels: TRD 19" Alloy
  • Wheels: TRD 19" Alloy & Tires
  • Wheels: TRD Alloy
  • Wheels: TRD Alloy & Tires
2016 Scion FR-S
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Exterior Colors

  • Ablaze
  • Asphalt
  • Halo
  • Hot Lava
  • Oceanic
  • Raven
  • Special Color
  • Steel

Option Packages

  • TRD Lowering Springs
  • Bespoke Audio With Navigation
  • Bespoke Audio with Navigation
  • TRD Exhaust System
  • TRD Sway Bar Set

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