Review of the New 2011 Scion tC – Driving Review from – Road & Track

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By Sam Mitani August 5, 2010

At glance, the new tC looks meaner and purpose-driven. The front is highlighted by rectangular headlights and a slim The bulging rear fenders and C-pillars give the new tC an American flavor, and when seen the rear, its squarish taillight smacks of a. A wider stance, from 69.1. to 70.7 in. not makes the car look sportier, it overall stability.

The new car’s length and height unchanged at 174.0 and 55.7 in.

Under the hood resides a new 2AR-FE inline-4 that 180 bhp at 6000 rpm and 173 lb.-ft. of torque at increases of 19 bhp and 11 lb.-ft. of torque the current model. It features timing system (VVT-i), control valves and a variable-induction manifold system, all of which the engine achieve fuel of 23/31 mpg. This is a 3 percent improvement over the tC.

The engine comes mated to a of new gearboxes: a 6-speed manual and a automatic. For our evaluation purposes, we the 6-speed manual, and took the car on the roads outside San Diego, to see if the new tC drove as sporty as it looked.

The new tC is a completely different animal its predecessor. The chassis has been dramatically, as each bump in the was communicated to the driver through the and steering wheel. And speaking of wheel, it’s a new design a super thick rim; in a bit too thick for my tastes. Thick rim or the tC’s handling was sharp.

Although it did feel front- through tight corners, the car good overall balance the high-speed turns, while felt crisp. The suspension struts up front and upper and A-arms at the rear, did a commendable job the car stable, although a semi-choppy quality results from the tuning. But this is a sports and a bit of ride harshness is just of the deal.

The engine exhibited excellent tractability, although I wish was a bit more punch in the upper rev Still, it gets the job done, the car to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds, according to Toyota, letting out a growl that I recall hearing in a Toyota since the Celica. The new 2011 tC arrive at dealerships this with a base price of for the manual and $19,275 for the automatic.

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