Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Matrix than the Scion tC, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Matrix will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion tC.
The Scion tC will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Matrix, making it more convenient to drive.
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Scion tC will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Matrix. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Scion tC will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Matrix.
The Scion tC is a little wider than the Toyota Matrix, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Scion tC, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Matrix.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Scion tC transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Matrix.
The Scion tC has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Matrix, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion tC is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Matrix.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Scion tC and the Toyota Matrix. The Scion tC has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Matrix, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Scion tC comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Matrix.
Compare the 2014 Scion tC and the 2013 Toyota Matrix.
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MSRP*: $19,210 - $21,440
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|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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