2007 Scion tC Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Flint Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,389 - $6,141
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
23 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
161
Seats
5

How 2007 Scion tC Ranks In Its Class

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#7
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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2007 Scion tC If...

If you've been a long-time fan of Toyota's now defunct Celica coupe, you'll like what Scion has done with the tC. Its robust power, long list of standard equipment and low base price are exactly what young consumers are looking for in a fuel-efficient sports car.

Scion tC Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Spec $4,544 - $6,141
Horsepower: 161 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon Base $4,389 - $5,934
Horsepower: 161 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Owner Reviews

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Is a scion tc for you?? Read and find out!

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Have had a few problems with this car but so far it's been a reliable car! No engine problems so that's always good! I really love the way it drives. It sounds and is fast like a sports car but looks like a modern town car, if that makes any sense. So if you want a car with sports car like features but looks like a in disguised sports car/town car mixed, this is the one for you! I also really love the inside of this car! Its a two door car and it's actually pretty spacey in the back surprisingly! My favorite part of this car is the two moon roofs it has in it! Two! Its amazing lol one thing though that I don't enjoy is that it has bad blind spots on the sides! Sometimes you really have to stretch to look around them! But besides that I haven't really had any major problems with this car! I really enjoy it and hope this helps help someone else decide on a car they want as well!!:).

Amelia B
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Scion TC '07 uses oil quickly compared to other vehicles.

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It seems decent on gas. It has held up well from a hit from a deer. I dislike that sometimes it eats oil. If my fiance and I do not keep an eye on it every week or two, it could mess up the engine. It happened to my fiance's brother. He had the same exact model and ended up on the interstate because of the oil. Her mother has one as well and loves it. I personally like how it is a hatchback and we can lay down the seats to make room for things to haul, but I do dislike how we have to make a choice between hauling items or passengers sometimes. We went on a trip with another couple in our vehicle and it was a bit tight. My fiance and I both dislike how low profile the vehicle is because it makes it harder to find tires sometimes, as well as having to be more character about where the car can and cannot go.

Alex K
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Scion TC- Reliable, Cute, Comfortable

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The Scion TC is a very reliable car. I have had it for over 7 years, and put over 100,000 miles on the car and have had no serious issues as I have steadily kept up on the maintenance. I would recommend this car to anyone who needs a reliable car as it gets great gas mileage and would be ideal for the commuter. The back seat has plenty of room for passengers. I also have neon lights that are installed down by the driver and passengers feet which came stock. I believe this is a great feature and has been a fun addition in my night driving. Overall a great vehicle!

Larissa D
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,544 - $6,141
$4,389 - $5,934

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 (hp)
161 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC MPFI 16
2.4L DOHC MPFI 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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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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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

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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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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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
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 -
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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
2,970 (.lbs)
2,970 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 (hp)
161 (hp)

Torque

Torque
162 (ft. lbs.)
162 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
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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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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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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
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
31 (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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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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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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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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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.

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Side
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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
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) *
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Driver & front passenger 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • (3) 3-point rear seat belts
  • CRS top tether anchor brackets & lower anchor latches
  • First-aid kit

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (2)

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Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
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. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
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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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