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15 of 16 (93%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2011 Scion tC Overview
Modern concepts blend with a complete redesign and a more powerful and efficient engine in the alternative 2011 Scion tC five-seat coupe.
The Scion tC was first unveiled in 2004 as a hip and fresh coupe for those looking outside of conventional styling. For this year, the alt-coupe boasts brand new styling as well as a new engine under the bonnet.
The new 180-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is mated to either a new six-speed manual, or six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode. Not only does the front-wheel-drive 2011 Scion tC receive 19 additional horsepower from last year’s engine, but fuel estimates have also improved between 1-2 mpg. The tC receives 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway and competes with the Chevrolet Cruze, Mini Cooper, Volkswagen Golf and Honda Civic.
On the outside, the 2011 Scion tC features a more mature front fascia. Redesigned headlights, a larger, lower grille, blacked-out A-pillars and a sedan-like profile highlight what is a subtle, yet distinguishable touch-up. The 2011 tC comes equipped with a standard panorama moonroof, which means that there are two moonroofs—one in the front and one in the back. Both moonroofs cascade into the rear window giving an open-air feel. New 18-inch alloy wheels and chrome exhaust tip and mirror-integrated turn signals come standard.
Once inside the 2011 Scion tC, you’ll notice that the cabin has been slightly lengthened and the new telescoping steering wheel allows for more leg clearance as well as controls for the audio system. A CD player, USB jack and a new stereo with eight speakers all come standard. Cargo volume is quite impressive at 14.7 cubic feet (two more than the 2010 tC) behind rear 60/40-split seatback and 34.5 cubic feet total with the seat folded flat.
To help keep things simple, the 2011 Scion tC comes in one trim but has countless factory-available parts that allow you to create your own car. Parts include front and rear spoilers, LED light enhancements, navigation system, custom 18-inch wheels, ground effects kit, and a dealer-installed supercharger.
The 2011 Scion tC carries numerous standard safety features including seat-mounted side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags for the first and second rows, driver’s knee airbag, four-wheel antilock brakes, electronic stability system with traction control, front head restraints, and electronic brake assist.
Break away from the norm with a faster, more efficient engine and copious amounts of standard features in the redesigned 2011 Scion tC.