• 2012 Scion tC

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  • 2012 Scion tC

    #14 in 2012 Compact Cars

  • 2012 Ford Focus

    #17 in 2012 Compact Cars

  • 2012 Honda Civic

    #1 in 2012 Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $18,575
    • $16,500
    • $15,955
    • Avg. Paid
    • $7,819
    • $5,980
    • $7,154

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.4 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.7 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.2 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.8 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.5 /5
    • 2.0 /5
    • 5.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Spacious back seat
      • Superb handling
      • Attractive, high-quality interior
      • Great fuel economy
      • Pleasant ride and handling
      • Comfortable interior
      • Great safety scores
      • Solid reliability rating
    • Cons
      • Cheap interior materials
      • Complicated infotainment system
      • Small trunk

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 2.5L/152
    • Gas I4 2.0L/121
    • Gas I4 1.8L/110
    • MPG
    • 23 City / 31 Hwy
    • 26 City / 36 Hwy
    • 28 City / 36 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 3 Door Hatchback
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 106.3
    • 104.3
    • 105.1
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 174.0
    • 178.5
    • 177.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.7
    • 71.8
    • 69.0
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 55.7
    • 57.7
    • 56.5
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Panoramic Roof
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3060
    • 2857
    • 2608
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Steel Wheels
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Remote Engine Start
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 88.4
    • 90.7
    • 94.6
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 37.7
    • 38.3
    • 39.0
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.8
    • 41.9
    • 42.0
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.4
    • 55.6
    • 56.6
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 52.6
    • 53.9
    • 50.5
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 36.4
    • 38.0
    • 37.1
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 34.6
    • 43.7
    • 36.2
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 52.1
    • 53.7
    • 53.3
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 48.5
    • 52.7
    • 51.4
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 34.5
    •  
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 13.2
    • 12.5
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Premium Sound System
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Seat Memory
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.5L/152
    • 2.0L/121
    • 1.8L/110
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 180 @ 6000
    • 160 @ 6500
    • 140 @ 6500
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 173 @ 4100
    • 146 @ 4450
    • 128 @ 4300
    • Transmission
    • Manual w/OD
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • 37.4
    • 36.0
    • 34.8
    Fuel
    • Flexible Fuel Capability
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 23
    • 26
    • 28
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 31
    • 36
    • 36
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 14.5
    • 12.4
    • 13.2
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Independent
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Independent
    • SLA
    • Multi-link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • MacPherson Strut
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Double Wishbone
    •  
    •  
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    •  

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