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2016 Scion tC
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,929
93 listings nationwide
7 GREAT deals
19 GOOD deals

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2015 Scion xB
5-Door
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,113
36 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2016 Scion tC
Base
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 xB
5-Door
Eric Tallberg Preview:

With the demise of Nissan’s once-iconic Cube and Honda’s well-wrought Element, the 2015 Scion xB remains one of a pair of box-shaped compact wagons remaining, with Kia’s popular Soul b...

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

2016 Scion tC
Base
20
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 xB
5-Door
20
writes:
Drove the car and bought the car. I like it.
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2011 Chevrolet HHR worse.
"more square build."
Family Car Ranked 2011 Chevrolet HHR worse.
"More space, better value."
writes:
This is listed wrong. The Special Edition Parkland 686 came in only the Coco Bean color with custom 686 accent...
Handling Ranked 2012 Scion xB 5-Door worse.
"Not a 686 Parkland."
Family Car Ranked 2012 Scion xB 5-Door worse.
"Not a 686 Parkland."

Specs

2016 Scion tC
Base
2015 Scion xB
5-Door
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
31 MPG
28 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
179 hp @ 6,000 RPM
179 hp @ 6,000 RPM
158 hp @ 6,000 RPM
158 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
172 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
172 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.4:1
10.4:1
9.8:1
9.8:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.54 in x 3.86 in
3.54 in x 3.86 in
3.48 in x 3.78 in
3.48 in x 3.78 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 --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 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 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.8 in 40.7 in
Back Legroom 34.6 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.7 cu ft 11.6 cu ft
Exterior
Length 176.6 in 168.1 in
Width 70.7 in 69.3 in
Height 55.7 in 63.4 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 102.4 in

Available Options

2016 Scion tC
Base

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 xB
5-Door

Exterior Colors

  • Absolutely Red
  • Army Rock Metallic
  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Nautical Blue Metallic
  • Sizzling Crimson Mica
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Radio: Bespoke Premium Audio
  • TRD Brake Upgrade
  • Wheels: 16" Alloy Upgrade
  • Wheels: 17" Alloy
  • Wheels: TRD 19" Black Alloy
  • Wheels: TRD 19" Gray Alloy

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