2017 Scion Tc – Release Date and Review

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.

2017 Scion Tc front view, headlights and grille

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.

2017 Scion Tc side view, exterior, white color, alloy wheels

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.

2017 Scion Tc front view, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

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.

2017 Scion Tc side view, red color, auto show, alloy wheels

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.

2017 Scion Tc rear view, blue color, taillights and alloy wheels

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

2017 Scion Tc interior, leather seats, gear shift knob

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.

2017 Scion Tc interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

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).

2017 Scion Tc rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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 trunk, cargo space

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.

2017 Scion Tc engine

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

2017 Scion Tc Release date

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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2017 Scion Tc side view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Scion Tc front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Scion Tc rear view, white color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Scion Tc exterior, front view, gray color, headlights

2017 Scion Tc side view, exterior, alloy wheels

2017 Scion Tc rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Scion Tc interior, front and rear leather seats

2017 Scion iM – Release Date, Specs & Info

Although the new 2017 Scion iM comes laden with many features, its shortcomings in comfort, performance, and convenience are too hard to overlook. Other compact hatchbacks are better choices. Its release date should be expected early 2017, at least for the United States market and later elsewhere.

2017 Scion iM exterior, side view, alloy wheels

The new Scion iM offers a composed and comfortable ride, abundant standard features, a free scheduled maintenance, and supportive front seats. Unlike the previous iM, a closer inspection of the new model furthers your appeal. It looks and feels sharp, comes with lots of interior accessories, and returns favorable fuel economy ratings.

2017 Scion iM rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

Just as its styling suggests, it is now more exciting and engaging to drive than ever, although the performance oomph is noticeable absent. In fact, it is one of the slowest in the segment. We however recommend it for urban-dwelling singles or young couples in need of a daily commuter that can also handle an odd weekend road trip.

2017 Scion iM front view, white color, headlights and grille

The cabin comes with plenty of spaces to store smaller items and drinks although its overall cargo carrying ability is largely underwhelming. The seats are comfortable and supportive and are better than those of Corolla and other competitors. They are also noteworthy for their lateral and long-distance support. In overall, the iM delivers a comfortable ride without being overly soft or wallowy.

2017 Scion iM side angle, red color, alloy wheels

Another upside associated with owning the iM is its two years of free initial schedule maintenance. This is an unheard phenomena especially for economy class vehicles. You will also realize that the vehicle offers more accessories and standard features than most of its rivals. In the end, though, the iM suffers lots of setbacks such as a class-worst acceleration, a smaller-than-average cargo volume, a limited rear visibility, and a less engaging drivability relative to its rivals.

2017 Scion iM rear view, yellow color, taillights and tailpipe

As such, we think you might be better off opting for other entrants in the compact hatchback and sedan segment. One of our top picks in the segment is the 2017 Mazda 3. Following closely is the 2017 VW Golf. It is highly refined and is as good as hatchbacks can get. Other solid choices, although to lesser degrees, include the 2017 Kia Forte 5 and the 2017 Ford Focus. We highly recommend the above options, and you should only consider the iM if you’re darn sure that’s what you want.

Offered Trims – Scion iM

Similarly to most Scion models, the iM is a five-passenger hatchback available in only a single, well-appointed trim model.

Interior Colors & 2017 Scion iM Exterior Review

2017 Scion iM interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, dasboard and lcd screen

Standard accessories and features available include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Aha streaming Internet radio, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, 17-inch alloy wheels, power-folding heated mirrors, LED running lights, a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, full power accessories, and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Scion iM front angle, headlights and grille

Standalone options include performance upgrades from Toyota Racing Development (lowered springs, stiffer sway bars, and an air filter). Others include various sport body enhancements, an interior ambient lighting, and a navigation system.

2017 Scion iM interior, leather rear seats

2017 Scion iM Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Scion iM is a four-cylinder 1.8L engine rated at 137 horsepower and 126 lbs. ft. of torque. A standard six-cylinder manual or an optional Continuously Variable Transmission then forwards the power to the front wheels.

2017 Scion iM engine

Test drives conducted have all revealed it will take you 10 seconds to saunter from 0-60 mph. this alone is enough reason to dissuade many people from buying the iM. This acceleration makes it the slowest vehicle in the segment.

Fuel economy according to EPA stands at 27/36/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the manual, and 28/37/32 mpg with the CVT. The ratings are good, but other rivals post even thriftier figures.

Price & 2017 Scion iM Release Date

2017 Scion iM Release date

We should expected its release date sometime early 2017, if the rumors going round are from well-informed sources. As for its price, the same sources allege a base MSRP starting from $18,460.

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2017 Scion iM exterior, auto show, side view, alloy wheels and headligths

2017 Scion iM side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Scion iM exterior, rear angle, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Scion iM side view, exterior, yellow color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Scion iM rear angle, auto show, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Scion iM trunk, cargo accessorise

2017 Scion iM interior, gear shift knob

2017 Scion iM interior, front leather seats, steering wheel

Some Interesting News about a 2019 Scion FR-S Shooting Brake

It appears that we can consider a 2019 Scion FR-S Shooting Brake as a possible vehicle. Scion has already confirmed the making of their new sedan FR-S version. There is a discussion about the release date going on right now. However, they also mentioned the prospects of bringing in some new body styles for the car as well. One of them is the Shooting Brake model. This would be one of the more interesting styles and models that Scion has made.

The chief engineer of Scion, Tetsuya Tada, said that the prospect of designing this car is going to allow for people with larger families to be able to move about. It will give more room and certainly much more convenience than a usual kind of a car.

“This car needs to be developed,” Tada said.” It is the only way for me to move my dogs around,” he jokingly said about the prospect of the car. But in truth, if you have a lot of members that you need to move all at once the Shooting Brake could offer you the necessary characteristics you need to do so.

There are only rumors about this car. So, we cannot expect confirmations nor any solid evidence to state when they are going to make the car. It is an idea which could produce something much bigger than it is now. Nevertheless, as it looks like, there is a very big possibility that we do not make it to a production model at all. If the concept or a working model satisfies the needs of the customers, they may just decide to make this car and give us more to hope for.

Possible Design

Since the 2019 Scion FR-S Shooting Brake does not exist for now, we turned towards the offered renderings. So we decided to play a guessing game about what we could possibly get. The basis for the car is of course the Scion FR-S sport coupe model. But the Shooting Brake will increase the size by 70 mm compared to the existing version and stretch things out a bit.

The new size of the car is supposed to help the interior by improving the passenger capacity. In addition, it should be offering more space. The cargo capacity alone might jump from 243 liters to 298 liters for the car. And if we decide to put the seats down it will go even further to 1040 liters.

Also the interior will have certain additions to help the passengers feel just right. One of the possible additions is the 60/40 split bench. It could come in favor of the current fold-flat rear bench. It makes it a lot eager to pack the needed passengers that way. Moreover, it helps with improving the interior spacing as well.

Engine Type for the 2019 Scion FR-S Shooting Brake

The drivetrain choice for the 2019 Scion FR-S Shooting Brake will most likely come to the same choice as seen in the coupe version of the FR-S model. So we are probably looking at a 2.0-liter boxer-four engine which will enable an output of 200 horses and 151 pound-feet of twist.

Therefore we are expecting at least 143 pounds of weight added for this model. The acceleration specs are going to change as well. The ones that come with a manual may speed up to 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds.At the same time the automatic ones will achieve the same in 8.5 seconds. Top speed is set somewhere at 155 mph as estimations go.

Potential Pricing

The model does not have an official release. However, if we are to guess the price of the 2019 Scion FR-S Shooting Brake we will simply increase the current coupe model by a margin.

The manual versions will cost £26,945, while the automatic ones come to £28,445. The prices in the US will be similar to these ones. It only takes the matter of translating the price into dollars. But it is much too early to really estimate. Furthermore, the base the price on something as much of the details are unknown.

Release Date for the 2019 Scion FR-S Shooting Brake

The 2019 Scion FR-S Shooting Brake is still an idea and not really a real product. The designers from Scion may only be joking now. Yet, if they get serious the Shooting Brake may just be built and produced. For now we are looking at it as a potential vehicle which might get to be made, but if it does it will certainly not be earlier than 2019.

We might get it even later than that. All in all, the 2019 Scion FR-S Shooting Brake still does not exists and the prospect of getting a production vehicle is possible but we shall see how likely it gets to be.