The 2016 Scion tC is a sports coupe that promises its fans an exciting driving experience. The car comes with some exciting changes both outside and inside.
2016 Scion tC Exterior
Exterior styling has been carried over from the previous model and just given modern touches here and there. The model has borrowed its sporty appearance from the FR-S. The new tC has an angular look that almost looks aggressive. It has a length of 176.6 inches, 70.7 inches in width and a height of 55.7 inches. Its wheelbase measures 106.3 inches and a ground clearance of 6.3 inches.
The car will feature three doors. The overall design is futuristic. At the front, the Scio tC will feature redesigned bumper, fenders and headlights. At the rear It comes with a new exhaust system with 2 large chrome exhaust pipe just like regular sports cars. The vehicle will run on 18-inch alloy wheels which have been redesigned for this model, there is also an option of 19-inch wheels.
2016 Scion tC Interior
The interior of the 2016 tC is stylish and comfortable. The automaker has used modern design and premium quality materials. The cabin accommodates four people comfortably. Its seats are cloth upholstered with sport front seats and reclining rear seats.
Its designers have made the interior highly functional. The new Scion comes with a smartkey with keyless ignition (push-button start) a function usually reserved for premium models. It has a pleasant exterior styling with painted door handles, a center console tray cover and a shift knob wrapped in leather. For maneuvering, it has an alloy steering wheel fitted with paddle shifters, audio buttons, cruise controls and manual air conditioning button. It has a power opening sunroof at the front and a fixed glass sunroof at the rear.
For entertainment, the redesigned Scion tC features a standard audio system, a 7-inch Pioneer touch-screen display in place of the previous 6.2-inch display which features voice recognition functionality, AM/FM/HD radio, Aha app for internet radio, Bluetooth connectivity and Smartphone integration which offer hands-free texting, calling and audio streaming. The tC is offered in a single trim level.
For safety, it features stability control, traction control, ABS, front side-mounted airbags, rear head-protection airbags, front-knee airbags , turn-signal integrated mirrors and active front headrests.
Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood, the 2016 Scion tC comes unchanged with a similar power-train as the previous model. The unit is a 2.5 L 4-cylinder with a capability to produce 179 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque.
We however believe it is high time the automaker considered hooking up the tC with a turbocharged power-train for more power output. Buyers will have a choice between a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic system. When paired with the manual system, the vehicle will move from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds and 7.8 with the automatic system.
Power will be channeled to front wheels. In terms of fuel economy, the new Scion Tc will deliver 23 mpg, 31 mpg, and 26 mpg for city, highway, and combined drives.
Price and release date
We understand the 2016 Scion Tc is already in the showrooms and will retail from $20,180 (MSRP), for the manual model and $21,330 for the automatic one. If you prefer the performance enhancing TRD parts, you will have to part with an extra $3,658.
The new 2016 Scion tC will face stiff competition from the likes of the 2016 Hyundai Veloster and Honda Civic SI Coupe, KIA Forte Koup, and Volkswagen’s Beetle Coupe.