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6.0
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$17,361
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$18,275
On Quality
Though ride comfort is decent, the 2011 Scion tC is barely adequate with respect to interior space, and many will find it short on headroom. Materials are nothing special and feel a step down from last year's model.
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The cockpit boasts plenty of contemporary shapes, but it trades the first tC’s near-Volkswagen materials for Corolla-grade trimmings
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rotten street surfaces extract their payment from the chassis and 225/45 tires in the form of some jiggles and the occasional jarring thump
Car and Driver

thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel instills confidence and ensures that drivers have their hands full — literally and figuratively
MSN Autos

Rear seat legroom is pretty much as you'd expect – tall passengers won't want to be behind a tall driver, though comfort is surprisingly decent once in place
Autoblog

The rear seat would be nice enough, if there were legroom to go with it.
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Exactly as long overall as before, this year's tC has gotten wider on paper. The span across the interior's not much bigger, but the front seats have. The big bolstered buckets have good grippy cloth all over, and they're wide--so wide, even football builds will feel fine after a few hours behind the tilting, telescoping wheel. We have no kudos here for the standard sunroof, since it robbed me of the 3/4-inch of headroom I needed to avoid contact with the fuzzy roof liner.

In back, we'd give all those missing props. Not only will adult-sized adults get in there easily enough, they'll find a backrest that reclines a few degrees, almost guaranteeing most passengers will find a comfortable seating position. The front seats also have a memory function so when they're flipped forward, they'll reposit themselves as they were before you opened up the doors to the party crowd.

Since Scion puts the USB jack in front of the shift lever, we found more use for the shallow bin ahead of it. The console's a bit too skinny, and in a skin-flint touch, it's all hard plastic, like most of the dash. The glovebox is pretty shallow as well--but the cargo area under the hatch can hold a few roll-aboards and has a pair of deep bins for rattly things like tire gauges.

Conclusion

Though ride comfort is decent, the 2011 Scion tC is barely adequate with respect to interior space, and many will find it short on headroom. Materials are nothing special and feel a step down from last year's model.

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