Compare 2010 Scion tC vs 2008 Ford Focus

2010 Scion tC
2008 Ford Focus
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,245 $17,100
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $17,005 $17,900
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 6.0 20 27 $17,689 $18,620
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 6.0 21 29 $18,449 $19,420
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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
$16,245
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,100
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$240 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Scion tC offers more sophisticated handling and lavish features than the low base price would 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.
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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 Volume (ft³)
84.7 93.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 50.4
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
P215/45ZR17 P195/60R15
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2932 2588
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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 -
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
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 6000 140 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Ford Focus
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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