After trading in my 2005 Scion xA, I took my new 2007 tC out for a test drive on Bartlett Dam Rd. outside Phoenix, AZ. It handled the twisting, hilly roads with no problems. The cornering was almost flawless, due to sand on the road, but it handled wonderfully. The tC accelerates quickly and definitely shows it has power to spare. Fair warning, It's easy to spin the tires when power shifting into 2nd gear.
The split moonroof is a very unique feature that I really like. The reclining backseats are a nice touch. If you remove the headrest on the front seat, push the front seat all the way forward, lay the back flush with the backseat, you have a nice bed for your passenger to sleep on long trips.