Summary, Prices, Specs

By July 23, 2007


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 (MSPR):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 (MSPR):side and roof air bags ($650)
Destination charge:$580
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$18230
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ 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 weigth: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 (MSPR) effective as of July 23, 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 -