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2005 Scion tC Sports Coupe

At a Glance

Pricing $16,000 - $16,800
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 22-23 (city), 30 (highway)

Overview Information

Scion's third model is an attractive, coupe-styled hatchback. While the first two Scion models offer value, unique styling, and customization for younger buyers, the tC is the first to offer some decent performance credentials. For around 16k, the tc offers 160hp, a five-speed manual, 17" alloy wheels, and some decent 215/45R17 tires. Also available for the tc, is the dealer-installed TRD-developed supercharger that takes the horsepower up to 200.

What Changed:

All-new model is third in Scion's lineup. The tC is a FWD coupe-styled hatchback. The standard model features a 160hp 4-cylinder engine and five-speed manual, 17" alloy wheels, and 215/45R17 tires.

Official Word:

"The tC was developed specifically for Scion and the U.S. market with an aim to deliver a level of style, performance and value that will be flat-out impossible to beat" -- Jim Farley, Scion vice president

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
tC 2.4l I4 (160-bhp) A4 FWD 23/30/26 $16,800
tC 2.4l I4 (160-bhp) M5 FWD 22/30/26 $16,000