2008 Scion tC  -  $15,970


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $15,970
Base Invoice: $15,205
Destination Charge: $670
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB Man Spec (Natl)
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 20 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 2dr HB Man Spec (Natl)
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine

Model News

For 2008, the sporty Scion tC coupe gets a new look on the outside--with a new grille, projector-type headlamps, and a new taillamp design. Inside there are various enhancements including a restyled instrument panel and silver-colored accents throughout. A Pioneer subwoofer has been added to the standard-equipment list for bassier sound, and integrated iPod connectivity is now standard for the model line.

Exterior colors have been revamped as well; Wave Line Pearl, Sizzling Crimson Metallic, and Blue Ribbon Metallic replace Azure Pearl, Black Cherry Pearl, and Nautical Blue Metallic.


Pros

Value-for-money; superb front seats; sporty handling; wide range of standard features; customization options.


Model Highlights

A 161-horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder engine powers the front-wheel-drive Scion tC for 2008, with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The engine has variable valve timing with intelligence, for engine responsiveness throughout the rev range yet very fuel-efficient operation. With the five-speed manual transmission, the tC returns 20 mpg city, 27 highway in the EPA cycle.

The tC offers a wide range of comfort and convenience features compared to other sporty coupes in its price range. Well bolstered front sport seats are standard; in back, the seatbacks recline to 45 degrees and can adjust to ten different positions altogether. They're also split 60/40 and fold forward to an almost-flat cargo floor that's about 8.5 feet long. Tie-down hooks are provided for cargo convenience. Throughout the rest of the interior the tC has numerous storage spaces, including a two-tiered center console and CD and cell phone holders.

Safety-wise, the tC comes with front seat-mounted side air bags, a driver's knee air bag, and side-curtain air bags that extend to front and rear occupants. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are standard, along with electronic brakeforce distribution, and the four-wheel independent suspension with double wishbones in back helps give responsive handling.

The tC comes equipped in a so-called "mono spec," meaning that it's only offered in a single model with a long list of standard equipment. That includes air conditioning, cruise control, a panorama glass moonroof, auto up/down power windows, power locks and mirrors, keyless entry, an audio cover, and a 160-watt Pioneer CD sound system with iPod control, steering-wheel audio controls, and an auxiliary input.

A wide range of options are geared toward customization and include various wheel, trim, and appearance add-ons, along with an in-dash navigation system and a premium sound system that includes the capability to play "skins" and play four- or eight-second clips.

Most noteworthy is the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) line of performance equipment, including suspension kits, a high-performance clutch, quick-shift kit, and sportier-sounding exhaust system. Seven-spoke, 18-inch EMX alloy wheels with Pirelli PZero tires are also offered for an especially sophisticated look.

For those who want to do it all themselves, there's also a Spec Package model, which is offered at a lower price than the standard model; it includes steel wheels, a fixed-glass roof, and a simplified lineup of colors.

All Scions come with complimentary maintenance service at the 5,000- and 10,000-mile intervals.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Scion tC makes a strong appeal to young buyers, with its sporty yet economical performance and an appearance, inside and out, that feels more sophisticated than other vehicles in its price range. Many of its finer details, such as seating comfort and refinement are in a class above. And for those with a little extra money, some of the features and appearance cues of a luxury sport coupe can be added on.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
290.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
391.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.4 qts

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
84.7 ft³

Front Head Room
37.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.3 in

Front Hip Room
53.2 in

Second Head Room
36.6 in

Second Leg Room
33.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
50.0 in

Second Hip Room
47.3 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
174.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.1 in

Height, Overall
55.7 in

Track Width, Front
59.3 in

Track Width, Rear
59.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.2 in

Trunk Volume
12.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2900 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.83 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.71 in

Front Tire Size
P205/55R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16

Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.83 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.59 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V036000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 01, 2009

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
153418

Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V035000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 26, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
271417

Summary
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CERTIFICATION LABEL, THE TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL, AND THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent double wishbone rear suspension

P205/55R16 all-season tires

Temporary spare tire

16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/wheel covers

Pwr assisted rack & pinion steering

Front ventilated disc/rear solid disc brakes

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Chrome exhaust tip

Panoramic fixed roof glass w/dual manual sunshades

Halogen headlamps w/auto-off

Pwr side mirrors w/turn signal indicators

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Sport front bucket seats w/driver seat adjustable height & fully reclining sleeping feature

Reclining 60/40 split folding rear seat

Fabric seat trim

Center console box w/cover

Tilt 3-spoke steering wheel

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, trip meter

Outside temp gauge

Deep orange instrument panel illumination

Tire pressure monitoring system

Dual pwr outlets

Pwr windows w/driver side one-touch auto-down

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/electronic rear hatch locking system

Air conditioning

Rear window defogger

160-watt Pioneer AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: satellite radio controller, Sound Retouch digital equalization, Scion sound processing, (6) speakers, auxiliary audio input jack, customizable welcome screen

Rear fender-mounted antenna

Driver/front passenger visor vanity mirrors w/cover

Cargo cover

Cargo area under-floor storage

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS) -inc: passenger occupant sensor

Front seat mounted side airbags

Front & rear head curtain airbags

Driver knee airbag

Driver & front passenger 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters

(3) 3-point rear seat belts

Child safety rear door locks

CRS top tether anchor brackets & lower anchor latches

First-aid kit

 
TC SPEC PKG
$0

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PREMIUM PIONEER AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER
$389

 
SCION NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,010

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$449

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$449

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
CARGO TOTE
$40

 
CARBON FIBER DASH APPLIQUE
$139

 
DOOR SILLS
$115

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILL ENHANCEMENTS
$299

 
CARPET/ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS & CARGO MAT
$171

 
AMBER INTERIOR LIGHTING & CUP HOLDER ILLUMINATION
$250

 
BLUE INTERIOR LIGHTING & CUP HOLDER ILLUMINATION
$250

 
OBX CLASSIC LEATHER SHIFT KNOB
$59

 
OBX SPEED STAR MESH SHIFT KNOB
$59

 
OBX SPEED STAR SHIFT KNOB
$59

 
RAZO SHIFT KNOB
$74

 
TRD QUICK SHIFTER
$335

 
OBX BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL SPORT PEDALS
$79

 
SCION SECURITY SYSTEM
$469

 
B-PILLAR APPLIQUE
$75

 
CARBON FIBER ENGINE COVER
$325

 
FOG LIGHTS
$425

 
GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$995

 
TYC REAR TAIL LIGHTS
$375

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$58

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$385

 
REAR PEDESTAL SPOILER
$423

 
18" X 7.5" ALLOY WHEELS
$1,565

 
TRD 18" 5-SPOKE SILVER FINISH ALLOY WHEELS
$1,999

 
TRD 18" 5-SPOKE BLACK FINISH ALLOY WHEELS
$1,999

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$65

 
TRD SPORT EXHAUST
$525

 
TRD REAR SWAY BAR
$250

 
TRD FRONT STRUT BRACE
$245

Kelley Blue Book Trade-In Values For Your:   

KBB
KBB

Equipment that may affect values (standard equipment is pre-selected):




© 2017 by Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved. The specific information required to determine the value for this particular vehicle was supplied by the person generating this report. Vehicle valuations are opinions and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Actual valuations will vary based upon market conditions, specifications, vehicle condition or other particular circumstances pertinent to this particular vehicle or the transaction or the parties to the transaction. This report is intended for the individual use of the person generating this report only and shall not be sold or transmitted to another party. Kelley Blue Book assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions.

The 2008 Scion tC


Get up-to-date information on the 2008 Scion tC. Read in depth about this model's features, specs, performance, and much more. Let Bestride.com be your guide to finding your next car.