Spec
$4,972 - $6,439
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
* Photo: 2008 Scion tC Base Trim image

Spec Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,972 - $6,439
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20-21 City / 27-29 HWY
Horsepower
161
Seats
5

Interior Features

  • Sport front bucket seats w/driver seat adjustable height & fully reclining sleeping feature
  • Reclining 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Fabric seat trim
  • Center console box w/cover
  • Tilt 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, trip meter
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Deep orange instrument panel illumination
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Dual pwr outlets
  • Pwr windows w/driver side one-touch auto-down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/electronic rear hatch locking system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • 160-watt Pioneer AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: satellite radio controller, Sound Retouch digital equalization, Scion sound processing, (6) speakers, auxiliary audio input jack, customizable welcome screen
  • Rear fender-mounted antenna
  • Driver/front passenger visor vanity mirrors w/cover
  • Cargo cover
  • Cargo area under-floor storage

Exterior Features

  • Panoramic fixed roof glass w/dual manual sunshades
  • Halogen headlamps w/auto-off
  • Pwr side mirrors w/turn signal indicators
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS) -inc: passenger occupant sensor
  • Front seat mounted side airbags
  • Front & rear head curtain airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Driver & front passenger 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • (3) 3-point rear seat belts
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • CRS top tether anchor brackets & lower anchor latches
  • First-aid kit

Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent double wishbone rear suspension
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/wheel covers
  • Pwr assisted rack & pinion steering
  • Front ventilated disc/rear solid disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Chrome exhaust tip

2008 Scion tC Owner Reviews

4.19
57 Reviews
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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

Double sunroof is a plus!

Car seats are really comfortable and there's a surprising amount of legroom in the back for as small as the car is. The only thing that I would say is a negative is that looking over my left shoulder to merge, you really have to be careful cause the back window is small and you have to check a few angles to make sure you're clear to merge over.

- Ky A

The car can be fun to drive and the vehicle is not very convenient.

The suspension in this car poor. I can feel each pump on the road. The cars lack of traction control can make it harder to drive and is less safe. The a and c posts create poor vision out back and sides. The interior feels juvenile. The gas mileage is poor as well.

- J S

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