Sporty attitude; decent back seat; handy hatchback; cool tech features; good value
Not quite as capable as it looks; interior feels a little cheap
The tC adds several new standard features for 2016, including a new 7-inch touchscreen and keyless access with a push-button starter.
The tC is a great value, particularly given how much standard equipment Scion throws in. We still prefer the manual, but the automatic is an unusually responsive specimen. Find a Scion tC for sale
The 2016 Scion tC is offered in a single trim level with many optional accessories.
The base tC ($20,200) comes with 18-in alloy wheels, LED running lights and taillights, a panoramic sunroof, a height-adjustable driver's seat, air conditioning, power accessories, cruise control, keyless access with a push-button starter, a first aid kit, a tilt-telescopic flat-bottom sport steering wheel and an 8-speaker 300-watt Pioneer audio system with a new 7-in touchscreen, HD Radio, and iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
Available extras include 19-in alloy wheels, fog lights, a rear spoiler, a BeSpoke infotainment system with navigation and Aha Radio mobile-app integration, and a variety of mild performance aids such as lowering springs, performance brakes and a sport exhaust.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
2016 Kia Forte Koup -- The stylish Forte Koup offers a cool turbocharged engine that matches the Fiesta ST's power and easily bests the Scion's.
2016 MINI Cooper -- The tiny MINI Cooper offers on-the-rails handling and hatchback practicality. Prices can get steep in a hurry, so you'll have to be careful with options.
Used Scion FR-S -- The FR-S also hails from the Scion brand but offers enthusiast-friendly rear-wheel drive and a sportier chassis than the tC. It's more expensive, though, so you may have to consider a used model.