The Scion tC 2010 Model

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 06:20

The 2010 model of the Scion tC is quite a compact coupe with a uniquely designed exterior that’s sure enough to attract just about anyones attention.   The vehicle was initially designed for the younger car buyer, although that doesn’t mean the older generation won’t enjoy what it has to offer because this vehicle offers enough for both old and young.
The Exterior of the Scion tC;

Surprisingly the Scion tC’s general appearance is much more aggressive when compared to that of it’s rivals. This model sports 17 inch wheels which have graphite-colored rims attached and a a dual panel sunroof that adds more to the fun factor of this vehicle.

The Interior of the Scion tC;

The Scion tC has received quite an impressive redesign in regards to the interior, by utilizing higher quality materials. When you first sit in this vehicle you notice that it appears more sporty due to the gearshift and pedals being made from stainless-steel, although a disappointing factor about the this is that the gearshift knob can become extremely hot if left in direct sunlight for long periods.

Even though this vehicle is of quite a compact design, there is more than sufficient space within the vehicle. The front seats are incorporated with a lever than allows the seats to be moved with ease, allowing for easy access to the rear seats. There is a lot of leg room available for passengers in the rear, on one hand it is very good but it’s a sacrifice that probably lead to the surprisingly small truck space that is made available for use.

The Scion tC is able to accommodate up to 5 individuals, although the unlucky person who has to sit in the middle of the seats are the rear will have to endure cramped leg space due to the hump in the center of the vehicle.

Power Features of the Scion tC;

The Scion tC is a front wheel drive vehicle equipped with a 2.4 liter inline 4 cylinder engine that outputs 161 horsepower. A 5 speed manual transmission comes as standard while the 4 speed automatic transmission is available as an optional extra. This vehicle’s miles per gallon fuel efficiency is said to be 20 for the city and 27 for the highway.

Safety Features of the Scion tC;

Incorporated throughout the vehicle are 7 airbags, these include a knee airbag for the driver, front mounted side impact airbags and side curtains airbags for both the front and rear seats. It’s also equipped with anti-lock brakes that are have integrated brake assist and an impressive inclusion of a first aid kit which comes as standard. Quite disappointingly, some important features that were missing in this model were stability and traction control, quite essential in this day and age for safety.

Pricing of the Scion tC;

The Scion tC will attract quite a lot of attention from first time buyers with it’s generous base price of $17,100.

The good point; a decent vehicle overall with quite a few nice features as standard.

The bad point; lacks quite a few essential safety features that could potentially put off inexperienced drivers.

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