2005 Scion tC Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Black Cherry Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,610 - $5,109
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
160
Seats
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How 2005 Scion tC Ranks In Its Class

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#11
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#3
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#6
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Scion tC Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 3dr HB Manual $3,610 - $5,109
Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7, 18 (in.) - Alloy
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close icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
close icon Sun Roof
close icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
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Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7, 18 (in.) - Alloy
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close icon Sun Roof
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check icon Premium Audio
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close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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close icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

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2 star
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Spacious scion tc with double moonroof.

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This was my first vehicle purchase and it was reasonably priced. It was a brand new car at the time and it did not disappoint for a 24 year old. Love the double sunroof and all the space that is has. The seats fold down and you can fit larger items easily. It is been pretty much maintenance free besides the usual oil change. I have a manual transmission and have never had any issues. It is been a reliable vehicle for me for over 13 years. Even though it is only a two door vehicle, I have had no issues with putting a car seat in it.

Jackie L
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Excellent buy for the $. No major problems at 220, 000 miles.

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This has been one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. The only thing I have had to have done or it is have new tires a few times and regular oil changes. It is absolutely amazing how well it has held up. I have drove it in the Midwest during the winter no problems I have drove it in Florida in searing heat and no problems. It is really been a great vehicle all around. I am still amazed at how well it has held up see it has 220, 000 miles on it.

Mr Warren M
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Scion tc: fun, but not too much fun.

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It has lasted my family since buying it new in 2005. We have had little to no problems with it, other than the usual maintenance and the wear and tear of being driven for 13 years. It's a fun car, enough power but not too much to cause issues. Its comfortable for passenger and driver, but adults do not fit too comfortably in the back. Nice stereo, a sunroof, and a nice look overall.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,610 - $5,109
$3,610 - $5,109

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 (hp)
160 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC MFI 16
2.4L DOHC MFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 (in.)
41.6 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.6 (in.)
33.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 (in.)
36.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
- TBD -
- TBD -

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 (ft.)
36.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
174 (in.)
174 (in.)

Width

Width
69.1 (in.)
69.1 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2,905 (.lbs)
2,970 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 (hp)
160 (hp)

Torque

Torque
163 (ft. lbs.)
163 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 (gal.)
14.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Front
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Side
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Not Available

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
A
Side
A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system *
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Driver & front passenger 3-point seat belts
  • (3) 3-point rear seat belts
  • First-aid kit

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

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Visibility > Sun Roof Assembly Oct 17, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 17, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V483000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A GLASS WIND DEFLECTOR, THE DEFLECTOR, IF IMPACTED BY A PROJECTILE, SUCH AS ROAD DEBRIS, WHILE DRIVING WITH THE WIND DEFLECTOR IN THE UPWARD-TILTED POSITION AT HIGHWAYS SPEEDS, MAY SHATTER AND SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME.
Consequence:
PIECES OF THE WIND DEFLECTOR GLASS MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME AND FALL UPON THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS CAUSING DRIVER DISTRACTION AND/OR INJURY.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE LAMINATE TO THE WIND DEFLECTOR TO PREVENT PIECES OF GLASS FROM SEPARATING FROM THE WIND DEFLECTOR FRAME. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING LATE OCTOBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V035000
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

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