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2014 Subaru BRZ vs. 2015 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 Subaru BRZ, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru BRZ and the Scion tC in the front seats.

Convenience
The Scion tC requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Subaru BRZ, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Subaru BRZ will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Scion tC, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru BRZ and the Scion tC have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru BRZ is a little narrower than the Scion tC, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Subaru BRZ, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Scion tC.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru BRZ doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Scion tC.

Handling
The Subaru BRZ has a smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru BRZ is somewhat more powerful than the Scion tC.

Utility
The Subaru BRZ has less seating than the Scion tC, making the Scion tC the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Subaru BRZ has significantly less cargo room than the Scion tC, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*: $25,595 - $27,595

2015 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 23
Highway MPG: 30 --
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,421 - $26,205 $18,249

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