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2016 Scion tC
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CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,823
161 listings nationwide
7 GREAT deals
23 GOOD deals

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2015 Scion iQ
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CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,182
7 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...

2015 Scion iQ
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Patricia Mayo Preview:

Given its diminutive size of only 120 inches long, you may not see the iQ coming, but for 2015 Scion adds a wider color palette for a bit of flash. Shiny metallic and luscious pearl hu...

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."
2015 Scion iQ
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No User Reviews

Specs

2016 Scion tC
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2015 Scion iQ
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Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
31 MPG
37 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 8.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
179 hp @ 6,000 RPM
179 hp @ 6,000 RPM
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Torque
172 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
172 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.4:1
10.4:1
11.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
1,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.54 in x 3.86 in
3.54 in x 3.86 in
2.85 in x 3.17 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 3 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 3 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 3 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
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.8 in 40.9 in
Back Legroom 34.6 in 28.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.7 cu ft 3.5 cu ft
Exterior
Length 176.6 in 120.1 in
Width 70.7 in 66.1 in
Height 55.7 in 59.1 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 78.7 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
2015 Scion iQ
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Exterior Colors

  • Black Currant Metallic
  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Hot Lava
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Radio: Bespoke Premium Audio
  • Interior Light & Illuminated Door Sill Kit
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package
  • Premium Audio W/Bespoke
  • Toyoguard Elite
  • Toyoguard Elite (XY8)
  • Toyoguard Plus
  • Toyoguard Select
  • Toyoguard Select (XY6)
  • Wheels: 16" 8-Spoke Alloy
  • Wheels: 16" Alloy

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