Compare 2015 Scion tC vs 2015 Scion FR-S

2015 Scion tC
2015 Scion FR-S
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $18,249 $19,210
2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $19,342 $20,360
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 23 31 $22,030 $23,190
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 23 31 $22,030 $23,190
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 22 30 $23,655 $24,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 25 34 $24,700 $26,000
2-Door Coupe Manual Release Series 1.0 22 30 $28,491 $29,990
2-Door Coupe Automatic Release Series 1.0 25 34 $29,536 $31,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,249
$23,655
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,210
$24,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$415 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The shadow cast by the FR-S is a long one, but the 2015 tC manages to have an interesting personality on its own. The 2015 Scion FR-S is simple, straightforward, and well-executed, making it the perfect affordable sports car.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
48.5 45.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 76.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 35
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR18 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR18 P215/45WR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3082 2758
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4100 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000 200 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.21
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.63
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.54
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.19
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Scion FR-S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 (Est) 7.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
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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