2011 Scion tC 2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - tC = terrible choice

2011 Scion tC - Consumer Review

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tC = terrible choice
By subytrojan on


2011 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


The new Scion tC seems to be the same car in a new wrapper. The 2.5L inline-4 doesn't provide enough power to make this car feel sporty. The huge C-pillars present the driver with large blind spots. The large rear quarter panels also make the car look longer and heavier than it needs to be.

Favorite Features

This car offers a lot of standard features for the money. It will serve its role as a commuter car well.

Suggested Improvements

Scion cannot bring the Toyota FT-86 rear-wheel drive coupe soon enough! Those who want a sporty, affordable coupe should wait until the Toyobaru/Suyota arrives.
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By subytrojan
on 07/24/13 10:04 AM (PDT)

Here's the updated URL since Inside Line has been retired. 2011 Scion tC Full Test by Edmunds.com Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton: http://www.edmunds.com/scion/tc/2011/road-test2.html

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By subytrojan
on 01/27/11 18:47 PM (PST)

Truth: http://www.insideline.com/scion/tc/2011/2011-scion-tc-full-test-and-video.html

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By wlicker
on 12/31/10 12:52 PM (PST)

this comment is obviously of someone that doesn't own the car and probably never drove it. It's here only to give a negative review because the guy probably drives a Ford Focus and thinks he looks cool doing it. Or maybe the guy drives a Mustang, oh wait, it's almost identical looking to the Focus....sorry mate.

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By wbonnette
on 01/17/11 22:17 PM (PST)

clearly you never drove the 11', the 10' was weak on power, the 11 will spin the front tires off, and spin them going into 2nd gear, how much more power do you need? 185hp in a car that just barely weighs 3000lbs?

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