Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,178 - $17,800
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®
$5,178 - $17,800
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 2009 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

2009 Scion tC Owner Reviews

4.21

39 Reviews

36% 49% 15% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Scion tC has some pitfalls but ultimately is a reliable ride

The Scion tC is a five-seat compact hatchback coupe. The back seats pull down in order to get more "trunk" space if needed. It drives very smooth yet low to the ground. Drivers must be careful or else may easily damage the bottom of the front end. Although the Scion tC is classified as a compact car, it provides ample legroom, especially for those riding in the back. However, there is limited head room for tall drivers/passengers. It has a predictable reliability. Overall, the Scion tC is a respectable choice for a compact coupe.

- Michelle W

Awesome little car with great gas mileage

My Scion is awesome! I've owned SUV most of my life so going to a small 2 door compact car was a shock but it's pretty awesome. I absolutely love the two sunroofs! I wish the back one opened like the front one does. The strep is great gets loud and has a terrific base. The car is also really good on gas, I drive about 150 miles a day and I use about 1/2 a tank. My car has an excessive fuel vapor code in the engine but other than that no problems I think it's an overall good car.

- Colleen M

Why I love my 2009 Scion tc

I love my 2009 Scion tC. The only problem I seem to have with it is it eats up my oil. My car gets me to and from with no problems. For the most part, it�s roomy. I am also short so that might be why. What I love most about my scion tc is the double sunroof. Only one opens, but having 2 makes it so much brighter inside. Another cool feature is that the whole top of my car is glass. I like it because it makes my car look like an expensive sports car.

- Rachel V

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2009 Scion tC Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
2dr HB Man
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2009 Scion tC Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
2dr HB Auto
Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,178 - $6,597
$17,800

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 hp
161 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC SFI 16
2.4L DOHC SFI 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

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

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
2932 .lbs
2987 .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

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
10 - 14 mpg
11 - 15 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
29 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

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