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2014 Scion xD vs. 2015 Scion tC Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Scion xD offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Scion tC with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Scion xD and the Scion tC in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Scion tC you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Scion xD, 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 xD 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 xD and the Scion tC have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Scion xD 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 xD, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Scion tC.

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

Handling
The Scion xD has about the same turning radius as the Scion tC, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion xD 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Scion xD and the Scion tC. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Scion xD will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion tC.

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

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2014 Scion
xD

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MSRP*: $15,920

2015 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210
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City MPG: 27 23
Highway MPG: 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $15,124 $18,249

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