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On Safety
The 2011 Scion tC has a more impressive safety feature set than before, but crash tests haven't yet confirmed its improvement.
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Brake size has increased to help fill the bigger wheels
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standard ABS brakes with electric brake-force distribution and... *ahem,* a brake over-ride system that cancels throttle application when the brake pedal is depressed
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Although the 2011 Scion tC is significantly redesigned and has not yet been crash-tested, it offers a step up in safety content versus last year. The number of airbags is now up to eight, including seat-mounted side bags along with side-curtain bags and a driver knee bag, and anti-lock brakes are also included. Unlike last year's model, the tC now comes with electronic stability control, Brake Assist, and a brake-throttle override system.

Neither of the major organizations that give safety ratings—the IIHS and NHTSA—have yet crash-tested the new tC. The editors have some reservations in rating the tC higher until we see official results, as the former tC only achieved 'acceptable' ratings from the IIHS.

Conclusion

The 2011 Scion tC has a more impressive safety feature set than before, but crash tests haven't yet confirmed its improvement.

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