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2012 Scion tC Coupe

Price Range: $18,575 - $21,905 | 23 MPG City - 31 MPG Highway

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2012 Scion tC Coupe

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Scion tC Coupe

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.

What's new for 2012?

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

Model Strengths

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

Model Review

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.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std


Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Scion tC Coupe

2dr HB Man (Natl)


Engine Type 2.5L Gas I4
Horsepower 180 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 173 @ 4100 RPM


Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal
Fuel Economy 23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 449.5 miles


Driven Wheels FWD


Rims 18 x 7.5 in.
Tires P225/45R18
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 37.70000076293945 in. / 41.79999923706055 in.
Front Shoulderroom/Hiproom in. / in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 36.400001525878906 in. / 34.599998474121094 in.
Rear Shoulderroom/Hiproom in. / in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.


Wheelbase 106.30000305175781 in.
Curb Weight 3060 lb.
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2012 Scion tC Coupe

2dr HB Man (Natl)


Air Conditioning Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Sunroof Standard


Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Seat Position Memory Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Navigation System Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Wheel Locks Optional


AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Premium Pioneer Audio System Optional
Satellite Radio Optional