2014 Scion tC Test Drive Review

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2014 Scion tC Test Review

by Ben Lewis on 09.27.2013

The 2014 Scion tC is kind of Donnie Wahlberg. For a good, time it was the one getting all the attention. In the of Scion, the affordable, stylish was a big hit, possibly one of the few cars to up and do battle with the Honda Coupe.

Unfortunately for Donnie, is Mark. And for the Scion tC, there’s the In both cases, getting by a younger sibling has got to smart.

The FR-S, and it’s twin, the BR-Z are a global hit, an affordable rear wheel sports car in a market that’s thirsting for one for a while.

Maybe with all this we’ve stopped looking at the tC. And we shouldn’t have. For 2014, has upped the coupe’s game some new style, added and enhanced performance too. And for a lot of the tC is a much better proposition the FR-S.

There, we’ve it.

On the outside the tC has received a freshening, a more aggressive front and fascia, a restyled hood and new LED lighting on both ends. also new-design 18-inch wheels. And, well not huge fans. We really the subtle, tasteful appearance of year’s model. But we know is subjective and the target market for the tC probably enjoy the added

You decide. One thing we do love is the gray paint Scion Cement. It’s not a new color, but we got of compliments on it.

There’s no such from us on the driving experience, a nice improvement to a car we’ve dubbed the Japanese GTI.

The news if for automatic transmission Adopted from the Scion the new 6-speed auto is reported to nearly twice as fast as the old and also rev matches on downshifts, a neat trick. While our was a 6-speed manual, we’ve the FR-S with the automatic and fantastic.

If the tC is anywhere near, it’s a improvement.

All models get some notable improvements, including a electric power steering for more feel, a more chassis and revised shock It would be hard to tell the without doing a back-to-back but we can say that the tC remains a joy to drive, an impressively quiet and refined and excellent grip in the turns.

The four-cylinder is a big smoothie, the clutch is and the 6-speed manual is an easy Torque steer is negligible for a front wheel drive Still the Japanese GTI, if you ask us.

And you get a great place to play, Upgraded materials add to the nicely interior with big gauges and a stack angled towards the We especially liked the all-new 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen Scion Audio system that’s on every tC.

The layout is great and works exceptionally well, the stuff like Bluetooth, and a improvement over the system we in last year’s FR-S

The front seats are very and comfortable, and the rear seats are spacious. This is one major over the FR-S, where the are useless for anything except kids. Drop the seats and the tC has of storage, and for reference, twice the of the FR-S.

Scion makes it pretty to spec out your tC, too. at $19,965 it’s very equipped, with standard including A/C, remote entry, panorama glass 18” alloy wheels, display audio system, and iPod connectivity. Go for the new automatic and add $1,000 to the sticker.

As in the past, also gives you a wide of accessories to deck out your tC, performance parts and the BeSpoke system with navigation to interior goodies to make it your own.

If you really to celebrate your Scion-ness, for the brand is celebrating its 10thanniversary a special edition 10 Series. To the equipped base model you get a Silver Ignition exterior, alloy wheels, illuminating exterior badges, an electroluminescent panel, solar-recharging (really!) shift knob, silver on the seats and steering wheel and a badge. Be the first on your for only $22,195.

So while Marky Mark may get the big headlines, we like Donnie a lot And if you need a dose of real practicality to go with your the tC is a great choice. Take little brother!

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