2012 Scion tC  -  $19,330


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,330
Base Invoice: $18,401
Destination Charge: $755
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB Man (Natl)
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 23 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 2dr HB Man (Natl)
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC SFI 16-valve dual VVT-i I4 engine

Pros

Endlessly customizable; affordability; interior space and amenities; sporty character


Model Highlights

The 2012 Scion tC comes in two trim levels from the factory, base trim and a new-for-2012 "Release Series 7.0" trim. Buyers can choose to equip it with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed sequential automatic transmission.

Power for all tCs comes from a new 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with dual variable valve timing. The unit produces 180 hp and 173 lb-feet of torque, making plenty of power at the first stomp of the gas.

The tC benefits from MacPherson front, while the rear utilizes an independent double-wishbone system. Steering is quick thanks to electronically assisted rack-and-pinion power steering.

Standard features include power mirrors, windows and locks, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, sport seats, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, keyless entry, panoramic power moonroof and an 8-speaker Pioneer audio system with USB port and iPod connectivity.

The Release Series 7.0 tC adds on a unique body kit, a honeycomb grille, an 18-inch alloy wheels and proximity keyless entry.

The options list is extensive, and includes body graphics, rear spoiler, fog lights, door sill accents, Bluetooth, remote start, TRD performance accessories, Alpine premium audio, navigation and XM satellite radio.

Safety is paramount in the tC, with advanced front airbags, front side-mount airbags, front and rear side airbags, active headrests front and rear, a first aid kit and a tire pressure monitoring system.


Model News

The Scion tC hatchback coupe was completely redesigned for 2011, and carries into 2012 with only a few changes.

A new Release Series 7.0 model debuts for 2012. It includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a special body kit, a honeycomb grille and proximity entry.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Scion tC is a car designed and marketed at younger buyers. It offers sporty performance while also rewarding drivers with decent fuel economy. The interior is second to none in terms of comfort and ergonomics, and the extensive array of factory accessories means the tC is basically a blank canvas that Scion encourages buyers to customize in to their liking.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2

EPA Classification
Compact Car

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/152

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
173 @ 4100

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.56

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.4 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
88.4 ft³

Front Head Room
37.7 in

Front Leg Room
41.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.4 in

Front Hip Room
52.6 in

Second Head Room
36.4 in

Second Leg Room
34.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.1 in

Second Hip Room
48.5 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
174.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in

Height, Overall
55.7 in

Track Width, Front
60.6 in

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.3 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
14.7 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
34.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3060 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
0.95 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.87 in

Front Tire Size
P225/45R18

Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18

Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 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
11.65 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.98 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

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
2

Maintenance Miles/km
25,000

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.9%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.5L DOHC SFI 16-valve dual VVT-i I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent double wishbone rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr steering

Front ventilated disc/rear solid disc brakes

Chrome exhaust tip

18" x 7.5" split 7-spoke aluminum wheels w/graphite finish

P225/45R18 all-season tires

T145/80D16 temporary spare tire

Panorama moonroof w/dual manual sunshades

Folding pwr side mirrors w/LED turn signal indicators

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

160-watt Pioneer AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: 2-channel amplifier, (8) speakers, satellite radio capability, RCA output jacks, auxiliary audio & USB inputs

Rear fender-mounted antenna

Front sport bucket seats w/driver seat adjustable height

Driver seat one-touch walk-in w/track & seat angle memory

Reclining 60/40 split folding rear seat -inc: (3) head restraints

Fabric seat trim

Center console box w/cover

Tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel w/audio controls

Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, trip meter

Outside temp gauge

Deep orange instrument panel illumination

Dual pwr outlets

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch auto down

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/electronic rear hatch locking system

Cruise control

Engine immobilizer

Air conditioning

Rear window defogger

Driver/front passenger visor vanity mirrors w/cover

Cargo area under-floor storage w/cover

Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Brake assist

Brake override system

Vehicle stability control (VSC)

Traction control

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

Front seat mounted side airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Driver knee airbag

3-point seat belts in all seating positions -inc: driver & front passenger pretensioners w/force limiters

Front active head restraints

Child safety rear door locks

CRS top tether anchor brackets & lower anchors

Tire pressure monitoring system

First-aid kit

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
SUPER WHITE
$0

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
CEMENT
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
SIZZLING CRIMSON MICA
$0

 
NAUTICAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK CHARCOAL, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TRD FRONT STRUT BRACE
$285

 
TRD LOWERING SPRINGS
$399

 
TRD BRAKE UPGRADE
$1,675

 
TRD EXHAUST
$699

 
TRD 19" 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS W/TIRES
$2,199

 
ALLOY WHEEL LOCKS
$67

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
REAR SPOILER
$444

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$69

 
LOWER BODY GRAPHICS
$109

 
CARBON FIBER WINDOW TRIM
$89

 
FOG LIGHTS
$340

 
PREMIUM PIONEER AUDIO SYSTEM
$479

 
SCION NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,999

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$449

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO W/TRAFFIC
$599

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$90

 
5-PIECE CARPETED FLOOR MAT & CARGO MAT SET
$184

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR
$229

 
CARGO COVER
$79

 
SPIDER CARGO NET
$55

 
DOOR SILLS ENHANCEMENTS
$129

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILL ENHANCEMENTS
$375

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$529

 
SCION SECURITY SYSTEM
$469

 
TRD AIR FILTER
$75

 
SHIFT KNOB
$99

 
TRD QUICKSHIFTER
$145


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