2013 Scion tC Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Magnetic Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,556 - $11,805
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
23 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
180
Seats
5

How 2013 Scion tC Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.0Interior 3.1Comfort 3.2Value 3.0Safety 4.9

Editor's Overview

Scion is Toyota's youth-oriented division and the tC coupe its best-selling model. The car's appeal lies in its styling, features, audio systems and freedom for personalization. Though actual over-the-road performance is modest, its fans don't mind. For under $20,000, the 2013 Scion tC offers style and attitude, and seems destined to continue as the Scion clientele's favorite.

Scion tC Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $9,556 - $11,567
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.36
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My scion tc is the best car I have ever had!

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When I went out to buy my car, I fell in love with it. Surprisingly 4 years later, I still do. I luckily have not had any problems out of it. The performance is great, it rides smoothly, it is quite comfortable on the inside. The features of the car are easy and straight to the point. The backseat had a ton of leg room, unlike most two door cars with a small backseat. I love my sunroof and moonroof in the car, I can easily put the back seats down for my soccer practices and I have a ton of room for my equipment. This has been my favorite car I have ever had and I definitely highly recommend it!

Ashley H
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Scion tc - great stereo system/speakers and drives very nice.

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I love my scion tc. The speakers are very good and it drives very smooth. I like that it looks sporty and I like that it is a hatchback because it makes the interior of the car larger and gives people who sit in the backseat legroom. I have had to take it in for the check engine light coming on twice but other than that I have had no serious problems with it. I am very satisfied with my car and would definitely buy another scion tc in the future.

Sabrina S
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The sun roof is our favorite part.

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The car performs well, though having any repairs done will be an issue as they are no longer making them. It is very comfortable, and driven on a daily basis but has had no major issues over the last few years. The steering responds well, though sometimes it can be a little tough to handle, we have a manual and it generally switches gears well but we also maintain it regularly at the dealership.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,556 - $11,567
$9,754 - $11,805

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 (hp)
180 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC SFI 16
2.5L DOHC SFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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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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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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 (in.)
41.8 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.7 (in.)
37.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 (in.)
34.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 (in.)
36.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
Optional
Optional

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
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Optional
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
- TBD -
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Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
174 (in.)
174 (in.)

Width

Width
70.7 (in.)
70.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3115 (.lbs)
3070 - 3115 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 (hp)
180 (hp)

Torque

Torque
173 (ft. lbs.)
173 (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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Standard
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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

Manual Mode
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Standard
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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

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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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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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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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
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Roof Strength
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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)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Brake override system
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC) *
  • Traction control *
  • 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 -inc: driver & front passenger pretensioners w/force limiters
  • Front active head restraints
  • 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 (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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