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2014 Scion tC Overview
- Refreshed for 2014 with new styling front and back, and more technology in the cabin
- 180-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
- Sporty styling, backed up by suspension and stiffness upgrades
Scion is in midst of celebrating its tenth anniversary and a refreshed 2014 Scion tC adds to the festivities.
The term “refresh” is reserved for cars that get updates inside and out, but might not have enough changes under the hood or otherwise to be fully considered redesigns. For 2014, the tC gets new front and rear styling, while inside the materials have been upgraded and the touch screen audio system becomes standard.
Until the debut of the FR-S, the tC was the sportiest car that Scion offered and it gets a few updates for the new model year so it can matchup better with the new kid on the block. The headlights have been sharpened and they flank a new, large front grille with a gaping air intake. Out back, the taillights are new LED units.
Powering the 2014 tC is a 179-horsepower, 2.5-liter, inline four-cylinder engine producing 173 pounds-feet of torque and mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels. Regardless of transmission choice, the tC returns estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Although the engine is the same, the 2014 tC returns with a revised suspension and added stiffness which should improve handling and cornering ability.
The interior of the tC is packed with standard features, a big selling point on a car in this price range. Air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, USB/iPod port, auxiliary audio input, and a tilt/telescoping stereo are all standard. 2014 adds a Pioneer display audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and HD radio. A panoramic glass roof with a power moonroof is also standard and gives the tC great visibility. Navigation and leather upholstery are optional, as is Scion’s new Aha infotainment system which makes applications like Yelp and TripAdvisor available in the car.
As nicely outfitted as the tC is inside, it is equally crammed with a full complement of safety features. Standard equipment includes stability and traction control, antilock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and emergency braking assist, active front head restraint, and eight airbags. The tC was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and got a full five-star overall rating from the NHTSA.