2016 Scion tC 6MT

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Quick Look

The 2016 Scion tC, though lacking in outward revision clearly boasts a feature-rich profile on all frontiers. Appearance and performance are clearly valued above all else in this sport coupe, and these aspects are translated into a ton of features that only work to enhance the vehicle as a whole. Besides its incredibly aggressive outer profile, the biggest highlight can be found under the hood in the 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that delivers 179 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Available with six-speed automatic or manual transmission, this vehicle offers 12.3 litres per 100 kilometres city and 9.1 litres per 100 kilometres highway. 




Full Review

The 2016 Scion tC is an incredibly attractive and performance oriented vehicle for the upscale driver with an appreciation for quality and style. The vehicle’s exterior is refined with slight modifications made to the front end, while the interior is largely kept the same with upgraded technical features. Most importantly, however, is the impressive engine under the hood that efficiently delivers great power. This coupe is truly an enjoyable ride, packed with all the style and power you could ask for at this price point.

The 2016 Scion tC carries over relatively unchanged this year in terms of outward appearance, seemingly maintaining its traditional sport-inspired look that is so obviously inspired by the FR-S. The sport coupe as a whole takes on more of an angular look and assertive stance with high shoulders, sharp lines and creased corners punched into the sleek sheet metal. This vehicle overall holds more a bold attitude in this years update.

The new Scion tC hosts a minimalist aesthetic throughout the interior cabin, combining carbon-fibre accents and durable plastic for a sturdy and sensible feel throughout. Monochromatic upholstery lines the entirety of the vehicle on the inside, which is especially noticeable on the comfortable, roomy and supportive front seats. They boast good head and legroom up-front, which is surprisingly mirrored in the backseat with decent space for three passengers. New additions this year include a leather-wrapped shift knob and silver interior door handles.

There aren’t many technology features in this sports coupe as its main purpose is performance oriented, however it does house some convenient infotainment capabilities. Embedded in the center stack is a seven-inch touchscreen interface that bundles a rear view camera, voice controls, drive information, Pioneer sound system and Bluetooth connectivity. But navigation is noticeably missing from this update, making this vehicle just a tad under par. Nonetheless, drivers will inevitably benefit from the leather-wrapped steering wheel and sunroof.

In terms of performance, only one engine option is offered on the Scion tC, but it’s undoubtedly fun to drive and easy to handle. Under the hood is a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 179 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Six-speed manual transmission is standard on this vehicle, but drivers can opt for six-speed sequential gearbox that is controlled by shift paddles, and also happens to be the more fuel-efficient option. For a lightweight sports car like this, the automatic drivetrain is rated at 12.3 litres per 100 kilometres city and 9.1 litres per 100 kilometres highway. Safety features are evidently limited in the tC, opting only to include antilock brakes, traction and stability control and a rear view camera.

Overall, the 2016 Scion tC is all-around performance-oriented, sporting an energetic drivetrain that is paired with sleek outer refreshes and a decently comfortable interior. Look no further than this vehicle if you’re interested in keeping up in the sport coupe segment. 

2016 Scion tC
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 7.6 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
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Latest Incentives

February 01, 2017 thru February 28, 2017
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
6MT$22,385$0$2,000
6AT$23,685$0$2,000
Release 10.0 6MT$26,935$0$2,000
Release 10.0 6AT$28,235$0$2,000
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
6MT$0$1,5000.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.49%N/A
6AT$0$1,5000.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.49%N/A
Release 10.0 6MT$0$1,5000.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.49%N/A
Release 10.0 6AT$0$1,5000.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.49%N/A
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Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
6MT$0$2,0000.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A
6AT$0$2,0000.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A
Release 10.0 6MT$0$2,0000.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A
Release 10.0 6AT$0$2,0000.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 2.5000 L
Horsepower @RPM179
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeCoupe
Number of Doors3
Passenger5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeManual
Power and Performance:

If you were expecting a more powerful engine under the hood, then be prepared for disappointment. The tC continues with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder it received back in 2011, and output remains unchanged at 179 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Granted, the four-banger is relatively powerful for this segment, but there’s plenty of room for improvement and I think the tC would be better off with a turbocharged powerplant.

Read more at Top Speed.

Interiors and Special Features:

Changes are minor, but for 2016 the tC, which is Scion's most popular model, will receive a Smart Key with push-button start, leather-wrapped shift knob, silver interior door handles and a new center console tray. A standard rear windshield wiper will also be added to the mix.

Read more at Left Lane News

Safety features:

The tC comes standard with eight airbags, including seat-mounted side bags along with side-curtain bags and driver and front passenger knee bags. Brake Assist and a brake-throttle override system are also included. Like many of its competitors, the tC doesn't offer advanced safety options such as blind-spot monitors.

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Audio

Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
8 Pioneer speakers
Antenna
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front
Audio system with AM/FM radio, internet radio, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen

Body Exterior

Front and rear mud flaps

Brakes

Electronic brake distribution
ABS
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
Brake assist system

Bumpers

Front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,695.00

Convenience

Voice activating system; includes radio and phone
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Remote control trunk/hatch release
2 passenger assist handles
Driver and passenger vanity mirror
Cargo area light
Front reading lights
Cruise control
1 12V in front

Dimensions

Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 957, rear headroom (mm): 925, front hip room (mm): 1,336, rear hip room (mm): 1,232, front leg room (mm): 1,061, rear leg room (mm): 878, front shoulder room (mm): 1,406, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,323 and interior volume (litres): 2,503
Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 977 and all seats in place: 417
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,485, overall width (mm): 1,795, overall height (mm): 1,415, wheelbase (mm): 2,700, front track (mm): 1,540, rear track (mm): 1,560 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,200

Doors

Rear door: lifting gate
Body colour exterior door handles
Doors: driver and passenger : front hinged

Engine

Emissions data: CO2: 4,154 kg/yr
Engine: 2.5L in-line four-cylinder with VVT

Engine Performance

Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 10.2 ; highway= 7.6 ; combined= 9.0 ;
Power: 179 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 172 ft lb of torque @ 4,100 rpm

Fuel

Fuel system: multi-point injection
Fuel tank: 55 litre capacity
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)

Instrumentation

Tachometer
External temperature
Low tire pressure monitor
Trip computer: includes avg fuel econ
Multi-function display screen 7.0, touch screen and 1
Main dashboard display

Interior Trim

Luxury trim: alloy look on doors and none
Floor covering: none
Floor mats

Lights

Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens halogen
Daytime running lights
LED brake lights, side indicator lights and rear lights

Locks

Remote keyless power locks

Paint

Metallic paint

Roof

Power glass sunroof ; includes tilting function, sliding function, sunshade and one-touch opening
Glass roof

Safety

Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
LATCH
Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Acceptable, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 5.00 and 4
Airbags 8
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre
Front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats
Front side airbags
Driver and passenger knee airbags
Front to rear curtain airbags

Seats

Seating: 5 passengers
Front seat centre armrest
Front driver seat : sports ; details: manual height, front passenger seat : sports
Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three ; details: manual recline
Easy entry
Seat upholstery: cloth

Service

Intermediate service 8,000 and 6

Steering

Leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment
Power steering type

Storage

Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Full floor console with covered storage

Suspension

Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

4.058:1 axle ratio
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) stability control
Transmission: 6-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor
Electronic traction control
Front-wheel drive

Ventilation

Air conditioning
Ventilation system

Version

Version information 02 Feb 2016
Date introduced:
Data completeness
2-door coupe
Trim level:
Powertrain type : combustion

Visibility

Rear view mirror
Rear window with defroster and fixed-speed wiper
Tinted glass
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Front power windows with 1 express
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights

Warranty

Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km
Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Full service warranty: 6 months/ 8,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 36 months/ 60,000 km

Weights

Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,377 and Manufacturer’s own

Wheels

Front and rear all-season tires 225/45/W
Front and rear alloy wheels: 18"x 7.5"
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim