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Selected Style 2-Door HB Manual Spec (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual Spec 20 27 $14,535 $15,300
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,150 $17,000
2-Door HB Automatic Spec 21 29 $15,295 $16,100
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $16,910 $17,800
2-Door Coupe S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,535
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$240 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 tC has the look and feel of a $30,000 coupe at $10,000 less, fully loaded. The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 50.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.6 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 93.3
Second Hip Room (in) 47.3 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.0 175.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 102.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 13.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.83 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.59 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2900 2588
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 6000 140 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Scion tC Ford Focus
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Control blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
 
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