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Sporty Performance, Nimble Handling

The Scion tC features more power, increased fuel efficiency, superior driving dynamics and more safety features than ever. The 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine produces 180 horsepower for excellent acceleration, and during our tests the Scion tC ran the quarter mile in 17.2 seconds at a top speed of 75.5 mph.


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Track Results
MPH 0 to 60 (sec) 9.2 Quarter Mile Time (sec) 17.2
MPH 50 to 70 (sec) 5.1 70 to 0 MPH Braking Time (sec) 3.7
Quarter Mile Top Speed (mph) 75.5 70 to 0 MPH Braking Distance (ft) 191.6

Highway Results
Actual MPG 26.7 Sound Level Hwy dB(A)
Estimated Hwy MPG 31 Turning Radius (ft)
Percent Change Actual vs. EPA -0.139    

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Mechanical Specifications
Standard Engine 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT-i Transmission 6MT / 6AT sequential
Displacement 2.5L Suspension Front MacPherson strut
Fuel System Gas Suspension Rear Double wishbone
Horse Power 180 @ 6000 RPM Steering Electric Power Steering
Torque 173 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM Brakes Ventilated disc front/solid disc rear ABS w/Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assi

Overall Height (in) 55.7 Headroom 37.7/36.4
Overall Width (in) 70.7 Shoulder room 55.4/52.1
Overall Length (in) 174 Leg room 41.8/34.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 Seating Capacity 5
Bed Length (in) Off-Highway
Bed Height (in) Approach/Departure angle (degrees)
Interior front/second/third row seats Ground Clearance (in) 6.3

Weights and Capacities
Curb Weight (lbs) 3060 Cargo volume (cu ft) behind front/second-row/third-row seats 14.7
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs) Fuel tak (gal) 14.5

Tires and Mileage
Standard Tire P225/45R18 Optional Tire
Spare Tire Temporary Fuel Economy EPA estimates (city/highway/combined) 23/31/26