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Selected Style 2-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Transmission

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
Classic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 36 44 $12,536 $13,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags HX 36 44 $12,764 $13,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 35 40 $13,448 $14,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT w/Side Airbags HX 35 40 $13,676 $14,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual LX 32 38 $13,858 $15,160
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,087 $15,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic LX 29 38 $14,588 $15,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,816 $16,210
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 32 37 $15,409 $16,860
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $15,637 $17,110
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 30 38 $16,139 $17,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,367 $17,910
Classic 3-Door HB Manual Si 26 31 $17,425 $19,070
Classic 3-Door HB Manual w/Side Airbags Si 26 31 $17,653 $19,320
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 38 $11,897 $13,010
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags DX 32 38 $12,125 $13,260
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 38 $14,041 $15,360
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,269 $15,610
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $14,771 $16,160
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,999 $16,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 32 37 $15,774 $17,260
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $16,002 $17,510
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 30 38 $16,504 $18,060
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,732 $18,310
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual 46 51 $17,954 $19,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT 48 47 $18,866 $20,650
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual VP 32 38 $12,262 $13,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags VP 32 38 $12,490 $13,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic VP 29 38 $12,992 $14,210
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,220 $14,460
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic VP 29 38 $13,174 $14,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,402 $14,660
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual AT-PZEV 45 51 $18,091 $19,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV 47 48 $19,003 $20,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT w/Side Airbags GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,150
$11,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,000
$13,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$217 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Scion tC is more sophisticated and feature-rich than its price tag would otherwise indicate.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 32 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 51.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 91.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.6 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 47.3 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 52.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.0 52.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 103.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 67.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 57.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.0 175.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 12.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.59 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.8 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 NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes 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 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/45ZR17 P185/70SR14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/45ZR17 P185/70SR14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932 2449
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 5.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 110 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 1.7L/102
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 6000 115 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 32
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.24
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.87
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Scion tC Honda Civic
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
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 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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