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2014 Scion iQ vs. 2014 Scion tC Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Scion tC than the Scion iQ, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion iQ, drivers may find the Scion tC a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Scion tC you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Scion iQ, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Scion iQ is clearly a better financial choice over the Scion tC. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Scion iQ and the Scion tC have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Scion iQ is much slimmer than the Scion tC, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Scion iQ, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Scion tC.

Drivetrain
The Scion iQ has much less torque than the Scion tC, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Scion iQ has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion iQ is significantly less powerful than the Scion tC. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Scion iQ has less seating than the Scion tC, making the Scion tC the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Scion iQ has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Scion tC.

Warranty
The Scion iQ comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Scion tC.

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2014 Scion
iQ

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MSRP*: $15,665 - $17,850
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2014 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210 - $21,440
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 36 23
Highway MPG: 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $14,882 - $16,958 $18,249 - $20,368

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