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2008 Scion tC
2008 Honda Civic Coupe
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2-Door HB Manual Spec
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual Spec 20 27 $14,535 $15,300
2-Door HB Automatic Spec 21 29 $15,295 $16,100
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,150 $17,000
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $16,910 $17,800
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Coupe 2-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,658 $14,810
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,392 $15,610
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,447 $16,760
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,181 $17,560
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,437 $21,110
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,042 $22,860
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,842 $15,010
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,575 $15,810
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,630 $16,960
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,364 $17,760
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,803 $21,510
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,409 $23,260
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,174 $24,590
4-Door Manual Si Mugen 21 29 $27,132 $29,500
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $20,803 $22,600
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $22,408 $24,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,535
$13,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
$14,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
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 Honda Civic Coupe brings back Honda's sporty reputation, with the Si version a particularly fun and engaging ride.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 30.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 83.7
Second Hip Room (in)
47.3 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 35.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.0 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 174.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 53.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 11.5
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.83 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.59 x - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 2.73
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 13.62
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2900 2586
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 128 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 6000 140 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.24
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Honda Civic Cpe
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 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA

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