Largely a carryover for 2009, the Scion tC is a two-door hatchback coupe with a long list of standard features, including a tilt steering wheel with audio controls, power windows, door locks and mirrors and a panorama moonroof with power tilt/slide. Powered by a spirited 2.4L four-cylinder engine producing 161 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, the Scion tC transmission choices are a standard five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic. An automatic-equipped Scion tC earns EPA fuel economy estimates of 21 mpg city/29 mpg hwy, while the manual transmission delivers 20 mpg city/27 mpg hwy. Scion tC safety equipment comes with antilock disc brakes, a first aid kit, a driver knee airbag, front side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags.Read more Read less
For 2009, the sporty Scion tC carries over little changed from its restyling last year. 17-inch 6-spoke aluminum wheels are now standard, and the seat fabric has been updated.
Value-for-money; superb front seats; sporty handling; wide range of standard features; customization options.
The 2009 Scion tC makes a strong appeal to young buyers, with its sporty yet economical performance and an appearance--inside and out--that feels more sophisticated than other vehicles in its price range. Many of its finer details, such as seating comfort and refinement are in a class above. And for those with a little extra money, some of the features and appearance cues of a luxury sport coupe can be added on.