Thanks to a quick acceleration, lots of standard features, reclining and spacious rear seats with easy ingress and egress, and a sporty character inside out, the new 2017 Scion Tc is a fascinating and alluring choice. Its release date should be expected in the latter half of 2017.
In order to invigorate a corporate image that had unfortunately become stodgy, Toyota created the Scion brand to add some pizazz. And guess what! Scion has pretty much achieved its goal by offering a competitively priced and rejuvenated Tc model, which also apparently has lots of room for added customization.
The two-door Scion Tc may not be the snappiest model available in the entire Scion lineup but it it’s a capable coupe with ample appeal. It’s fun to drive nature and sporty looks are sure to make headlines pretty soon, but what remains as one of the most compelling and appealing pro is its value for the money.
Once seated on its supportive and comfortable seats, you’ll notice the 7-inch touchscreen display that offers a plethora of control, convenience and entertainment functions. There are features such as Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an eight-speaker Pioneer sound system, and a panoramic sunroof across the entire lineup.
The only downside that seems to be a lingering sore spot on the Tc is its mediocre fuel economy rating. With EPA projections of 26 mpg combined, it is a disappointment so to speak. Others in the segment are much fuel-thriftier.
The cargo area offers a respectable volume, as its interior room which also furthers the case for the Tc. Away from the bells and whistles, if the 2017 Scion Tc has an Achilles’ heel it would be its lack of overall appeal. There is significant wind and road noise at highway speeds and the interior spaces are rather cheap compared to other offerings. Others include firmer suspension tuning and seats and a limited rearward visibility.
Hopefully, the segment offers a plethora of viable alternatives such as the funky 2017 Hyundai Veloster, the comfort, performance, and value-oriented 2017 Kia Forte Koup, and the upscale 2017 VW Beetle. Also, you could check out the 2017 Honda Civic coupe.
Offered Trims – Scion Tc
The five-passenger 2017 Scion Tc, just like many Scion models, is offered in only one single trim.
Interior Review & 2017 Scion Tc Exterior Changes
Standard accessories and features available on a basic level include dual-zone automatic climate control, LED front accent lamps, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, a six-way adjustable driver seat, keyless entry and ignition, full power accessories, cruise control, folding side mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, a seatback angle memory, a panoramic sunroof, silver interior accents, a 7-inch touchscreen display, a USB port, smartphone app integration, an eight-speaker Pioneer sound system, voice controls, and a 60/40-split reclining and folding rear seatbacks.
As with other Scions, dealer-sourced accessories are available in a wide selection. They include a navigation system, an upgraded BeSpoke touchscreen audio system, 19” wheels, and TRD performance parts that alter its drivetrain and suspension. (TRD – Toyota Racing Development).
The existing color palette, pending further additions as its release date draws nearer, includes Blizzard Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Cosmic Gray Mica, Absolutely Red, Cement, Blue Streak Metallic, and Black.
We are still compiling more details about the Limited-Edition Tc Release Series 9.0. So keep checking back for more info on this.
2017 Scion Tc Engine Specifications
Under the hood of the 2017 Scion Tc is an inline four-cylinder 2.5L engine mated to either the standard six-speed manual transmission system or the optional six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and automatic rev-matching on downshifts. The power – 179 hp and 172 lbs. ft. of torque is then routed to the front wheels of course depending on the preferred transmission.
With the manual transmission, various tests have concluded one would require about 7.3 seconds, and 7.8 seconds with an automatic for a 0-60 mph acceleration.
Regardless of the transmission used, EPA estimations stand at 23/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined. According to rumors, those numbers can be replicated effortlessly, and even bettered with a light foot.
2017 Scion Tc Release Date & Price
Its release date should be expected in the latter half of 2017, according to industry rumors. As for its window sticker, the same sources allege a starting MSRP of around $19,385. It will first go for sale in U.S markets after which it will then be available elsewhere.
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