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2010 Scion tC Hatchback

2010 Scion tC Review

(2 Stars)  Once-fresh design now stale

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Scion tC, which was launched as a 2005 model late in 2004. While it has received minor updates since its inception, there have been no significant changes since it rolled off the factory floor 5 years ago. Since then time has moved on even though the tC hasn't. This has resulted in slumping sales over the last few years. However, a new model is slated to arrive next year, which should breathe fresh air into this aging model. Despite its age, the tC remains a fairly stylish option when it comes to compact coupes. This is a testament to the original styling but also due, at least in part to the relative lack of competition in its market.

It has been a Scion tradition to only offer one spec of each model, along with a considerable number of options and accessories. The tC bucks that somewhat by offering two trim levels, a base and the higher end Release 6.0.

Power for both models comes from a 161 HP 2.4 liter four cylinder engine driving a five speed manual or a 4 speed automatic transmission.

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2010 tC Base Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L in-line 4 double overhead cam with VVT ( 9.8 :1 compression ratio ; four valves per cylinder)
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
Fuel consumption: city= 21 (mpg); highway= 29 (mpg); combined= 24 (mpg); vehicle range: 349 miles
Multi-point injection fuel system
14.5 gallon fuel tank
Power: 161 HP ( 120 kW) @ 6,000 rpm; 162 ft lb of torque ( 220 Nm) @ 4,000 rpm

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'10 Scion Hatchback Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Panorama roof
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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