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Vehicle 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
Review I bought my 2016 tC in November 2016 and I love it. The car cost a little over $20k and the vehicle comes with some great features at this price point ( push to start button with smart key, 7 inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, amazing stereo, and great torque). I put this car on the road twice and the ride was perfect for going out of town on the highway. The car comes with the same 2.5 L engine as the Camry trims and the cargo space is pretty big for a car this size. Love the push to start button (which is a rare feature on an entry car starting around $20k) and you can lock and unlock the 2016 model with your hand and thumb and never have to take your keys out of your pocket. The car comes with scheduled maintenance for the first 25k miles which is a major plus. The TC is not going to be rebadged as a Toyota and not sure what is going to happen to the residual value but the XB was discontinued last year and they still hold their value pretty well and scion cars are low production so the supply should match the demand in the used market. I plan on keeping it until the odometer clocks 250-300k so resale value isn't a big deal for me. Gas mileage is average but it's still a decent has saver. If you are interested in coupes at an reasonable price but the TC before the conclusion of 2016.
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The 2016 Scion Tc earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.5 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
Available Scion tC 2016 Submodel Types: Hatchback
Available Trims: Base, Spec, Monogram Series, Scion 10 Series, Release Series 9.0, Release Series 7.0, Release Series 8.0, Release Series 10.0, Release Series 6.0
Exterior Colors: Black, Super White, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Cement, Nautical Blue Metallic, Absolutely Red, Blizzard Pearl, Flint Mica, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Blue Streak Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Silver Ignition, Cosmic Gray Mica, Magma, Black Sand Mica, Waveline Pearl, Barcelona Red Metallic, Black Cherry Pearl, Blue Ribbon Metallic, High Voltage Yellow, Indigo Ink Pearl, Blue Blitz Mica, Silver Streak Mica
Interior Colors: Dark Charcoal cloth, Black leather, Black alcantara, Black/Yellow cloth, Dark Gray, Dark Gray cloth
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Sunroof/Moonroof, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, USB Inputs, Stability Control, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, Upgraded Stereo, Navigation, Keyless Entry/Start, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Alarm, Remote Start