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2010 Scion tC
Features And Prices


Related: How To Buy A New Scion tC At The Lowest Price

Scion is a brand that has been able to associate itself with a vibrant and young market. The reasonably priced 2010 Scion tC, with its attractive two-door coupe body style and impressive amounts of customization, again successfully appeals to this market.

As in previous model years, the 2010 tC offers good handling and a comfortable ride along with solid crash test ratings. It can also boast of many standard amenities, a spacious trunk, a well-styled interior, a multipurpose backseat, a peppy engine and an almost unlimited amount of customization options.

Standard Features And Options:

2010 Scion tC Hatchback

The 2010 tC is available in a single trim; a two door hatchback coupe. Its long list of standard features include many considered somewhat upscale for a budget-priced coupe, such as a dual-pane sunroof, air conditioning, full power accessories, one touch windows, cruise control, keyless entry, folding and reclining back seats, a Pioneer CD Stereo system with a dedicated auxiliary input jack for your iPod and 17 inch alloy wheels.

In addition, most dealers offer a large number of upgrades, including an upgraded audio system, satellite radio and a touchscreen navigation system. Other available dealer-installed accessories include body kits, interior accents, an engine supercharger and stylized wheels.

Engines, Powertrain And Gas Mileage:

Powering the Scion tC is a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine that produces 161 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. It's coupled with either a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic.

The dealer-installed supercharger increases output to 200 horsepower and 184 pounds of torque. This version of the tC goes from a standstill to 60 mph in a quick 7.2 seconds.

The EPA gas mileage for an automatic tC comes in at 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. A manual tC is rated slightly lower at 20 mpg city and 27 highway.

Safety:

Standard safety features on the 2010 tC include antilock disc-brakes (ABS), full head curtain airbags, driver knee airbags, and front-side airbags.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests, the Scion tC earned a perfect five out of five stars in side-impact tests for both front and rear occupant protection. In frontal-impact tests, the tC received five stars for driver protection and four for passenger protection.

Interior:

A big plus for the tC's interior is the standard Pioneer sound system with it's iPod interface. Pioneer systems are well known for giving clear and crisp sound. The interior is also quite stylized with nice materials, solid build quality and user-friendly features.

Surprisingly for a coupe, the tC provides great legroom for rear passengers. In addition, separate rear seats can recline independently of each other up to 135 degrees, a very unique feature for a two door coupe. And the wide hatchback opening, when combined with folding the rear seats, allows for a very spacious 35 cubic feet of cargo space.

Drive:

While not a performance-oriented vehicle, the 2010 Scion tC is a capable and competent handler with responsive steering and plenty of low-end torque. Overall drive quality is comfortable and fairly compliant, particularly for an affordably-priced compact coupe. In addition, the manual transmission shifts quite smoothly,

The Scion's tC is aimed at youthful drivers that want rides that are customizable, stylish, fresh and new, but still affordable. Scion accomplishes all of these with it's 2010 tC.

How To Get The Lowest Price:

Best Negotiating Tactic: Well, there's definitely a 'best way' when it comes to new car buying. If you want to get the best bottomline, out-the-door price you need to know exactly who to talk to at the dealership, how to make the contact and how to make this person eager to quickly drop prices as low as possible to get your sale.

Here's the details on exactly how to get the best price on a new Scion tC ... or any other car.

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Price:

Manual: listed retail price: $17,000, invoice price: $16,150
Automatic: listed retail price: $17,800, invoice price: $16,910



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