Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,991 - $6,582
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
161
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,991 - $6,582
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
161
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Scion tC If...

If you were a long-time fan of Toyota's discontinued Celica, you'll like what Scion has done with the tC. Its robust power, long list of standard equipment and low base price are exactly...

Scion tC Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Scion tC Owner Reviews

4.19

57 Reviews

46% 33% 18% 2% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Toyota made cars are great cars to own. Built to last with minimal issues

I really like my car because it�s good on gas, compact, and I don't have to worry about squeezing a big car into a parking space. It�s a good car for someone who is young and doesn�t have any kids and you want a sporty look, while being economical at the same time. The one thing that I don't like is that there is no way to pop the trunk or the hatch from the inside, the lever broke easily and now it�s hard to open, it sits too low to the ground and with that means you will feel every little bump and pothole. When I do get another car, I will keep my Scion because it would be a great car to drive to and from work, but I would invest in a mid-sized sedan or SUV for future purchases.

- Erica L

Great car for single people!

The scion is a great compact car for new drivers. It is very sensitive to the touch, and easily responsive to the drivers movements. The car is comfortable but it is very compact. It has a small backseat which would not be comfortable for backseat drivers. It is a good car for single people, or the widowed. Works well for young people. But it is not a family size car. Very reliable car, I drive 80 miles on the highway at least 2-3 times a week and the car easily endures the driving. My scion has around 100, 000 miles and still works incredibly well. Would recommend.

- Marcia F

Very great first car or great used car purchase for a new driver or teenager.

This was my first and only car. It has been extremely reliable. Little to no issues as far as maintenance. I recommend regular tire rotations as the car is low profile and the front wheel drive causes the front tires to wear faster than the back if not regularly rotated. Cosmetically the piece on the trunk hatch did crack and break off and I know this is a common issue for this year and model in particular. This was very cheap and easy to replace. I know this model no longer exists brand new but I fully recommend as a great used car purchase.

- Ashley V

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,991 - $6,452
$5,063 - $6,582

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 hp
161 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC MPFI 16
2.4L DOHC MPFI 16
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: 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

Trunk Volume
12.8 cu. ft.
12.8 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

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.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2987 .lbs
2900 - 2955 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 hp
161 hp

Torque

Torque
162 ft. lbs.
162 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 15 mpg
21 - 28 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
27 - 29 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety