2010 Scion tC Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Classic Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,677 - $7,354
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
161
Seats
5

How 2010 Scion tC Ranks In Its Class

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#7
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#13
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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2010 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 what young consumers are looking for in a fuel-efficient sports coupe.

Scion tC Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $5,775 - $7,354
Horsepower: 161 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 161 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Don't get this car if you struggle getting in and out of any car that's low.

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For what I paid for, it has been a great investment for me after having it for 8 years. Definitely comfortable seating, and I can see easily over the dashboard due to my short height. The size of the car is perfect between a simple transportation to and from work/school when I was attending, and for road trips, especially when my husband and I did a road trip from Northern California to home for 5 days. Gas mileage is really good, especially for the time I purchased it. Easy to maintain and parts are not expensive. I use the hell out of the bluetooth system so I can talk on the phone hands free. Great also for when I use my Google Maps.

Arlyne D
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My review for scion 2010.

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Its making a sound no matter how much they tune up my car. Loose parts here and there. Sometimes the car doesn't go on park. Other than that I am really happy with my vehicle ever since I got it(brand new) I have never encountered any major problems except the fact that I think there are loose parts. Its making a rattling sound everywhere. Plus the latch where the airbag is on the back passenger seat always comes loose.

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Nice sporty car good fuel mileage fun to drive looks great.

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This vehicle is great and very reliable would recommend to anyone have had brand new for 8 years nothing but brakes tires and oil changes. Anything from Toyota Lexus scion is great product strongly recommend local dealer Olathe Toyota as well for any possible repairs needed have been servicing veh's there for years now.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,775 - $7,354
$5,677 - $7,234

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 (hp)
161 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
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BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
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Optional
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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

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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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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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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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

Trunk Volume
12.8 (cu. ft.)
12.8 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
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Standard

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

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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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
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
- TBD -
P215/45ZR17

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
2987 (.lbs)
2932 - 2987 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 (hp)
161 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
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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
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
28 (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

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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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
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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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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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
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Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

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 side curtain airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions w/driver & front passenger pretensioners & force limiters
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • CRS top tether anchor brackets & lower anchors
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • 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 > Other > Labels Oct 1, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 1, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA 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 BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 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 REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.
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Equipment > Other > Labels Jan 26, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 26, 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 REPLACE THE CERTIFICATION LABEL, THE TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL, AND THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

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