2011 Scion tC Safety

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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.

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