2015 Scion TC
Toyota Scion TC is one the most reputable names in the world of compact design coupes. This sports car was introduced in 2004 in the United States. The first of the two generations began earlier in 2005. The first model was quite a hit as it offered a great price value for its amazing features. Its design and looks appealed to a market worth millions.
When it comes to hatchback two-door sports cars, there are very few that offer competition to 2015 Scion TC. Kia Forte Koup, Honda Civic Coupe, and Hyundai’s three-door Veloster are few others that offer close competition to this car. Scion’s engine and transmission give it a slide edge over its competitors.
In 2011, the second generation Scion TC was given an all new design and was integrated with the most advanced technology. 2015 Scion TC is a further improvised version. It features a 2.5 liter, 179 hp engine that can generate 179 lb-ft torque. It integrates four pairs of cylinders. It also features six-speed automatic as well as manual transmission.
Some of the improvisations from the previous models include paddle shifters for an automatic transmission. Automatic shifts are much quicker and the overall look of the car has been modified somewhat. Its control arm rear suspension. Also features an independent four-wheel suspension and front and rear stabilizer bar. Stiffer chassis have improved considerably. Its recalibrated power steering offers better electrical assistance for a quicker response.
Coming towards the performance of the car, test drivers suggested that the car’s acceleration is acceptable for both manual and automatic transmissions. Manual drive reaches from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds while the automatic version took 7.8 seconds to do so. Fuel tank capacity is 14.5 gal. The mileage is also reasonably good with 23 mpg on city roads while 31 mpg on highways.
An automatic transmission is much preferred by most users but its manual transmission is probably a better choice ahead of others if you like driving manual cars. The driving experience is smooth and sound. Its engine is not the most powerful but at lower speeds, it sure gives a powerful feel. It has a quite precise steering for a front wheel drive. Some critiques suggested that the car doesn’t keep off road noise too well as well as it tends to vibrate at higher speeds.
The design of the car is quite compact as it is approximately 15 ft. long covering a width of 5 ft. 10 inches. It is available in a variety of seven color stylish colors. The interior of the car is quite classy featuring height adjustable seats with split folding rear seat back. It has keyless remote powered door locks and the instrumentation includes a trip computer along external temperature sensors and tachometer.
Some luxurious features also include cruise control, audio control on steering wheels. It also integrates a 6.1-inch wide touch screen for infotainment. It has a total of 8 speakers, premium brand stereo system as well as a radio data system that also helps with a better navigation system.