Compare 2009 Scion tC vs 2008 Ford Focus

2009 Scion tC
2008 Ford Focus
Add Vehicle
Select style
2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,150 $17,000
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $16,910 $17,800
Select style
2-Door Coupe S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,150
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,000
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$240 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Scion tC is more sophisticated and feature-rich than its price tag would otherwise indicate. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.3 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 50.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 93.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 13.8
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P195/60R15
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)
2932 2588
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 6000 140 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Ford Focus
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue