Used 2010 Scion tC Hatchback

2010 Scion tC
List price range
$3,989 - $10,998

Pros

  • Ample standard equipment allotment, peppy engine, useful backseat and trunk, extensive customization options.

Cons

  • Scant headroom for taller drivers, middling fuel economy, lacks performance credentials of some rivals.

Used 2010 Scion tC Hatchback for Sale

Scion tC 2010 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
150,264 miles
Used 2010
Scion tC
Base
List$3,989
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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2010 SCION TC<br><br>LOCAL TRADE<br><br>MECHANICS SPECIAL<br><br>NEEDS FOR VA INSPECTION<br><br>2 TIRES<br><br>FRONT BRAKES<br><br>LIGHT BULB<br><br>SUNVISOR<br><br><br>OPTIONS<br><br>DUAL PANE SUNROOF<br><br>KEYLESS ENTRY<br><br>CRUISE CONTROL<br><br>PIONEER AUDIO<br><br>IPOD INTERFACE<br><br>FULL POWER ACCESSORIES
Scion tC 2010 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
42,585 miles
Used 2010
Scion tC
Base
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Scion tC 2010 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
69,877 miles
Used 2010
Scion tC
Base
American Auto Mall
49.4 mi away
List$6,999
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Address%3A 249 Chatham Heights Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22405... Sorry We don't offer In-House Financing, Only Bank Financing is available.... Bank Financing Available%2521%2521 No Credit/ Bad Credit No problem..... CALL NOW at 540-373-3807 or TEXT Message/Call at 703-544-9946 To Make An Appointment For A TEST DRIVE..... Car comes with 3 months/4500 miles nation wide Power train warranty..... Up for grabs is this sharp looking 2010 Scion TC RS 6.0 2dr Coupe 4A in excellent condition. Automatic Transmission Only 69K Miles. Clean title and clean car history with Only One previous owners and No accidents. Great on gas. Very cheap to insure and maintain. Very reliable car. Powerful engine and smooth transmission. Looks and runs great. No issues whatsoever. CD/Radio, Aux Cable input, Power Sunroof, automatic windows, Original keys with remote, power locks, Alloy wheels and much more. No noises, no rust and no issues at all. VA safety inspection done. Exterior and interior looks great. Priced way below book value. Test drive it to truly appreciate it. You will not be disappointed. Trades welcome. Thanks for looking......... Car comes with 3 Months / 4500 Miles Nationwide Power Train Warranty with an option to extend up to 4 years..... ----------CALL NOW at 540-373-3807 or TEXT Message/Call at 703-544-9946 To Make An Appointment For A TEST DRIVE--------- -------------------Sorry We don't offer In-House Financing-------------------------------------------- --------------------Bank Financing Available%2521%2521 No Credit/ Bad Credit No problem--------------- --------------------We offer an optional EXTENDED WARRANTY starting from 3 months up 4 years-----------Processing Fee is %2524299 Address%3A 249 Chatham Heights Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405 Abs - 4-Wheel, Antenna Type - Mast, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Auxiliary Audio Input - Usb, Cargo Cover - Hard, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Child Seat Anchors - Latch System, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Cupholders - Rear, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - 6, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Height, Easy Entry - Manual Driver Seat, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Interior Trunk Release, Exhaust Tip Color - Chrome, External Temperature Display, First Aid Kit, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Front Airbags - Dual, Front Brake Diameter - 10.8, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Bumper Color - Body-Color, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Front Seat Type - Sport, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Struts - Macpherson, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms, Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent, Gauge - Tachometer, Headlights - Auto Delay Off, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Knee Airbags - Driver, Mirror Color - Body-Color, Moonroof / Sunroof - Extended, Moonroof / Sunroof - Power Glass, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, Navigation System - Touch Screen Display, One-Touch Windows - 2, Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - 4, Power Door Locks, Power Windows, Premium Brand - Alpine, Radio - Am/Fm, Radio - Hd Radio, Reading Lights - Front, Rear Brake Diameter - 10.6, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Rear Bumper Color - Body-Color, Rear Headrests - 3, Rear Headrests - Adjustable, Rear Moonroof / Sunroof - Fixed Glass, Rear Seat Folding - Split, Rear Seat Manual Adjustments - Reclining, Rear Seat Type - 60-40 Split Bench, Rear Seatbelts - Center 3-Point, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, Rear Stabilizer Bar, Rear Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Double Wishbone, Rolling Code Security, Seatbelt Force Limiters - Front, Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front, Side Airbags - Front, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirrors - Integrated Turn Signals, Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside, Spare Tire Size - Temporary, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Steering Wheel - Tilt, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Storage - Cargo Tie-Down Anchors And Hooks, Storage - Door Pockets, Subwoofer - 1, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire Type - All Season, Total Speakers - 6, Trip Computer, Upholstery - Cloth, Vanity Mirrors - Dual, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Watts - 200, Window Defogger - Rear
Scion tC 2010 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
101,683 miles
Used 2010
Scion tC
Base
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Scion tC 2010
94,987 miles
Used 2010
Scion tC
Base
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
161 hp horsepower, 2 Doors, 2.4 L liter inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine with variable valve timing, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Air conditioning, Audio controls on steering wheel, Center Console - Full with covered storage, Clock - In-dash, Cruise control, External temperature display, Front seat type - Sport, Front-wheel drive, Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row, Interior air filtration, Intermittent window wipers, Knee airbags - Driver, Passenger Airbag, Power mirrors, Power steering, Power windows with 2 one-touch, Rear bench seats, Rear defogger, Rear sunroof - Glass, Reclining rear seats, Remote power door locks, Signal mirrors - Turn signal in mirrors, Sunroof - Express open glass, Tachometer, Tilt steering wheel

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The highly customizable 2010 Scion tC offers decent performance with room for four at a reasonable price. As affordable two-doors go, it's a solid choice.

vehicle overview

The 2010 Scion tC is a two-door hatchback coupe that parent company Toyota has aimed squarely at the 20-something crowd. These drivers likely want rides that are stylish, customizable and affordable, and the tC is a success on all three counts. Note that the tC is not a performance car, so if it's back-road thrills you're after, we'd advise you to look elsewhere. Otherwise, there's just not much wrong with the tC, even though it's now entering its sixth year of production.

As has been the case since the car's debut, the tC offers a comfortable ride and adequate handling for most tastes. A notable tC feature is its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which provides more low-end grunt than most cars in this class. Fuel economy isn't impressive, though, so there's a penalty for that extra displacement and punch.

The 2010 Scion tC also boasts a cleanly styled cabin with an accommodating rear seat. Two adults can fit back there, a rare feat for a car of this nature, and the seatback even reclines. The hatchback's cargo area is also roomy with the rear seats up; flip them down and you'll have 35 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

In addition to the tC's solid list of standard equipment, there are numerous accessories available at the Scion dealership, including stylized wheels, body kits, upgraded stereo systems and various interior accents. Additionally, if the 2.4-liter engine leaves you wanting more, the dealer-installed supercharger boosts horsepower up to 200. That puts the tC's straight-line acceleration (and price) in the same league as pocket rockets like the Honda Civic Si coupe, Mini Cooper S and Volkswagen GTI; however, all of the above are far more engaging to drive. Our advice would be to set your sights on the base tC and cross-shop it with other compact two-doors like the regular Honda Civic, the base Mini Cooper and the Volkswagen Rabbit.

trim levels & features

The 2010 Scion tC is a two-door hatchback coupe offered in two trim levels – base and the limited-production Release Series 6.0. Standard features on the base tC include 17-inch alloy wheels, a dual-pane sunroof, air-conditioning, split-folding and reclining rear seats, keyless entry, cruise control, full power accessories with one-touch up/down windows and a Pioneer CD stereo with an auxiliary input jack and a dedicated iPod interface. The Release Series 6.0 features unique blue paint and interior trim, a special matte black exterior graphic, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an upgraded Alpine stereo and navigation system head unit.

There are no factory options, though dealers offer a wide array of styling and accessory upgrades, including an upgraded Pioneer stereo, satellite radio and a touchscreen navigation system.

performance & mpg

The Scion tC is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 161 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Transmission choices consist of the standard five-speed manual and an optional four-speed automatic.

The four-cylinder's unusually robust low-end torque is helpful around town, but all-out acceleration is uninspiring, with the 0-60-mph sprint falling in the mid-8-second range. The dealer-installed supercharger boosts output to 200 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, which cuts the 0-60 time down to 7.2 seconds. Sans supercharger, an automatic-equipped tC earns a slightly below-average EPA fuel economy estimate of 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined, while the manual is even worse at 20/27/23.

safety

The 2010 Scion tC comes with antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, full-length head curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag as standard. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frontal crash tests, the tC earned a perfect five stars for driver protection and four stars for passenger protection. Side-impact testing yielded five-star ratings for both front and rear passengers.

driving

The 2010 Scion tC handles nimbly enough, though you certainly won't confuse it with a sporty rival like the Mini Cooper. Ride quality is relatively compliant for a budget-priced compact coupe. The 2.4-liter inline-4 pulls eagerly at low engine speeds, a welcome departure from the high-revving power delivery that's more the norm in this segment. The manual transmission is smooth-shifting, but it exacts a notable penalty at the pump.

interior

The tC's interior features some upscale materials, though there's still plenty of hard plastic mixed in. The standard Pioneer sound system is crisp and powerful, but the head unit may frustrate some operators with its small buttons and busy faceplate. The standard iPod interface is a welcome feature, but we'd suggest opting for one of the upgraded stereo head units for better iPod control.

Thanks to a relatively long 106.3-inch wheelbase, the tC provides surprisingly good legroom for rear passengers, though rear headroom is limited for taller folks. The split rear seatbacks can independently recline up to 135 degrees, a remarkable feature among compact two-doors. Owners will appreciate the wide hatchback opening and 35 cubic feet of maximum cargo space with the rear seats folded.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2010 Scion tC.

This is a real nice machine!
jdlewis95, 3/31/2011
I just bought a 2010 TC brand new off the showroom. I have owned nothing but BMW's for the last 17 years. My last BMW was a 2008 328 Xi, great car but it was $47000.00 and I have 2 kids coming up for college in a few years, so I wanted to get a new car that was close to the BMW comfort and handling for less $$. I fell in love with the TC. It has the Camry motor, and the TC weighs much less, so it's fast with 161 HP. With the HUGE top open and the windows down it feels like a convertible. It has ABS brakes, and it handles like a German car. The stereo is great, the Bluetooth is nice, the steering is awesome, and the car has awesome power...and it's $27000.00 less than the BMW. Very NICE!!!!
Fantastic, Ultra-Reliable Car
ray137, 1/19/2011
Mine is a black 2006. This same model carries all the way over to 2010. I now have 115,000 on it and the only things I have done are oil changes, transmission fluid, new brakes, and tires. Still runs like brand new. You will not find any other car out there for under 18 grand that has all the features of this vehicle. The 5-speed shifter is buttery smooth, even at 115,000. There is plenty of low and mid-range torque. I drop it into 3rd and hit the gas to merge onto highway and it blasts forward with no issues. Although the huge glass sunroof makes it top heavy, the car still handles corners very well. Plenty of power. If you want more power, then you will have to pay much more than 18 grand.
When you want "city power"...
Katy, 4/19/2010
Scions are a fun, inexpensive, reliable breed of cars. My tC is 7 months old now and has been on several road trips already with two big ones planned in the future. This car is built for what I call "city power", meaning that I don't race it or expect to do lots of long haul driving or commutes. I'm a city girl who like the feel and look of this sleek vehicle. It's like a grown-up's sports car without the look of grandpa's midlife crisis. You can get this car standard without any special features and still drive off feeling like you bought a fun, high-end car (for under 20K).
Stylish But Sluggish
Ted , 11/16/2009
The TC shows plenty of signs of potential for excellence, but comes up short with certain flaws. The numerous standard features, and sleek aerodynamic design are unmatched. Unfortunately, the acceleration of the car is rather unimpressive, even though its fuel efficiency is one of the lowest in its class.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
161 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
161 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
161 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
161 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Acceptable
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

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Used 2010 Scion tC Hatchback Overview

The Used 2010 Scion tC Hatchback is offered in the following styles: 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M), Release Series 6.0 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A), and Release Series 6.0 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M).

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