Scion tC – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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First generation [ edit ]

2,905#160;lb (1,318#160;kg) (manual) 2,970#160;lb (1,350#160;kg) (automatic)

Toyota debuted the production tC at the January 2004 NAIAS with sales beginning in June 2004 as a 2005 model year. The Scion tC was designed to appeal to the Millennial market. [ 2 ] Toyota hoped to do so by making standard features numerous and optional features extremely easy to add. The Scion tC shares its chassis with the Avensis [ 3 ] and uses a MacPherson strut front and double wishbone rear suspension.

Its low price (base MSRP of US$ 17,670 for the 2009 model with manual transmission) is a major feature, as well as the pure monospec pricing marketing style that Toyota has adopted. This generation was not sold in Canada.

Major standard equipment included power windows, cruise control, air conditioning, keyless entry. mirror-mounted turn signal lights, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, a 160-watt Pioneer sound system with CD player, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a panoramic moonroof.

The tC received a minor facelift in 2007 for the 2008 model year that included a revised grille and new head- and taillights.

A bare-bones version of the Scion tC known as the Spec Package was offered without many of the standard accessories. The Scion tC Spec Package replaces the 17-inch (430#160;mm) alloy wheels with 16-inch (410#160;mm) steel wheels and seven spoke wheel covers. The glass roof is fixed in place and the steering wheel is made of urethane instead of wrapped leather and lacks stereo controls; cruise control is also not offered and many other minor interior and exterior changes.

This model, which is meant to serve as a blank slate to the tuner market, was offered in only four colors: Super White, Flint Mica, Black Sand Pearl and Classic Silver Metallic. MSRP was $1,400 less than the standard model. The Spec Package was discontinued for the 2009 model year.

Specifications [ edit ]

Engine: 2.4#160;L Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC ) 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT-i. compression ratio of 9.6:1 for the 2005/06 models and 9.8:1 for 2007-2010.

Displacement. 2362 cc

Power: 161#160;hp (120#160;kW) @ 6000 rpm (2007MY+) / 160#160;hp (119#160;kW) @ 5700 rpm (2005-06MY)

Torque: 162#160;lb·ft (220#160;N·m) @ 4000rpm (2007MY+) / 163#160;lb·ft (221#160;N·m) @ 4000 rpm (2005-06MY)

200#160;hp (149#160;kW) / 185#160;lb·ft (251#160;N·m) with TRD Supercharger

Transmission: Standard 5-speed manual transmission or optional 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission (2008-2010 automatic transmissions are labeled as 4 speed sequential transmission in the Scion brochure)

Curb weight: 2,970#160;lb (1,350#160;kg) (automatic); 2,905#160;lb (1,318#160;kg) (manual)

Fuel tank: 14.5#160;US gal (55#160;L; 12#160;imp#160;gal)

EPA ratings for manual transmission: 20#160;mpg -US (12#160;L/100#160;km; 24#160;mpg -imp ) city / 27#160;mpg -US (8.7#160;L/100#160;km; 32#160;mpg -imp ) hwy (2007MY+); 19#160;mpg -US (12#160;L/100#160;km; 23#160;mpg -imp ) city / 27#160;mpg -US (8.7#160;L/100#160;km; 32#160;mpg -imp ) hwy (2005/06)

EPA ratings for automatic transmission: 21#160;mpg -US (11#160;L/100#160;km; 25#160;mpg -imp ) city / 29#160;mpg -US (8.1#160;L/100#160;km; 35#160;mpg -imp ) hwy (2007MY+); 20#160;mpg -US (12#160;L/100#160;km; 24#160;mpg -imp ) city / 27#160;mpg -US (8.7#160;L/100#160;km; 32#160;mpg -imp ) hwy (2005/06)


0-60#160;mph 7.4sec.

1/4 mile (

400 m) 15.6 s @ 89.9#160;mph (144.7#160;km/h) [ 4 ]

1/4 mile (

400 m) 14.2 (TRD Supercharger)

Safety [ edit ]

NHTSA crash test ratings (2006) [ 5 ]

Frontal Crash Test – Driver:

Frontal Crash Test – Passenger:

Side Impact Rating –

Side Impact Rating – Rear:

Rollover Rating:

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Scion tC an Acceptable overall score in both the frontal offset and side impact crash tests. [ 6 ] [ 7 ]

All Scion tCs come standard with 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock brakes. For 2008 models, front seat-mounted side torso airbags. front and rear side curtain airbags. and a driver’s knee airbag became standard. Front passenger classification was also added, allowing dual stage control of airbag release dependent upon the weight of the passenger. [ 8 ] Vehicle Stability Control is not offered.

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) [ edit ]

Similar to many other models of Toyota/Lexus/Scion, there are many upgrades available through the in house tuning shop Toyota Racing Development (TRD). Currently TRD produces performance parts such as lowering springs and racing struts, full coilover suspension systems, performance brake kits, rear sway bars, front strut tower bars, limited-slip differentials, upgraded clutches, axle-back exhausts and cold-air intakes for the Scion tC. Other cosmetic accessories such as TRD branded valve covers and oil caps are also offered.

TRD also offered a supercharger which is a rebadged Vortech supercharger that is capable of putting out 20#160;psi (1.4#160;bar), although when installed by a dealership and under warranty it is set at 6#160;psi (0.4#160;bar). Starting in 2008, Scion began making the supercharger with tamper-proof pulleys. As of mid-2009, TRD has discontinued production of superchargers for the Scion tC. [ 9 ]

Release Series line [ edit ]

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