Compare 2012 Scion tC vs 2012 Honda Civic

2012 Scion tC
2012 Honda Civic
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,646 $18,575
2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,596 $19,575
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 7.0 23 31 $19,861 $20,905
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 7.0 23 31 $20,811 $21,905
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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,660 $15,755
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,558 $17,805
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,456 $19,855
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,771 $22,355
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,159 $23,855
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
4-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,846 $15,955
4-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,744 $18,005
4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic PZEV HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,141 $22,755
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $24,943 $26,305
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $26,364 $27,805
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,646
$14,846
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,575
$15,955
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Scion tC is starting to develop an interesting personality, though it's still not very fast or exceptionally nimble. The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Car Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
48.5 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 177.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
34.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.98 x - TBD - NA
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)
11.65 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric pwr Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 T135/80R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3060 2608
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
173 @ 4100 128 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6000 140 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.24
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Honda Civic Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.43
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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