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2008 Scion tC (continued)


The 2008 Scion tC delivers on the promise of stylish and sporty transportation at affordable prices. A long list of options and accessories let owners personalize it. The Spec Series model, particularly, offers a good foundation for owners who want to customize its appearance or increase its performance capabilities. correspondent Jim McCraw is based in Dearborn, Michigan.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Scion tC Spec Series manual ($15,300); Spec Series automatic ($16,100); core series manual ($17,000); core series automatic ($17,800)
Engines:161-hp 2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4
Transmissions:5-speed manual; 4-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):front airbags, knee air bag; ABS, EBD, tire pressure monitor
Safety equipment (optional):side-impact and roof airbags
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Tasumi, Japan

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Scion tC core series manual ($17,000)
Standard equipment:air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power mirrors with integrated turn signals, power hatch release, audio cover, cargo cover, remote entry, engine immobilizer, AM-FM CD 6-speaker stereo, cruise control, panorama moonroof, chrome exhaust tip, 17-inch alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSRP):side and roof air bags ($650)
Destination charge:($580)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $18,230
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):161 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):162 @ 4000
Transmission:5-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:20/27 mpg
Wheelbase:106.3 in.
Length/width/height:174.0/69.1/55.7 in.
Track, f/r:59.3/59.3 in.
Turning circle:36.1 ft.
Seating capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:37.6/53.2/41.6 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:36.6/47.3/33.6 in.
Cargo volume:12.8 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson strut, anti-roll bar
Suspension, r:independent, double wishbone, anti-roll bar
Ground clearance:5.2 in.
Curb weight:2932 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:disc/disc with ABS, EBD
Fuel capacity:14.5 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of May 31, 2007.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 866-707-2466 -

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