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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
“safety isn't an afterthought in the tC”
Road & Track
“standard side-impact and side curtain airbags”
“Scion tC includes…a driver’s knee airbag”
Five stars, driver frontal impact
Standard side impact and side curtain airbags, plus solid NHTSA crash rankings make the 2008 Scion tC easy to recommend.
Listing its crucial safety standards, Edmunds informs that “the 2008 Scion tC comes with antilock disc brakes, a first aid kit and a driver knee airbag as standard equipment,” and adds that “side airbags for front occupants and full-length head curtain airbags are optional.” Regarding its performance in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash-testing regimen, Edmunds points out that with its side airbags, the tC earns “a perfect five stars for driver protection.”
In other NHTSA ratings, the tC got four stars for passenger frontal impact, four stars for rollover resistance, and five stars for side impact protection for both driver and rear passenger.
Remarking that “safety isn't an afterthought in the tC,” Road & Track mentions standard ABS with four-wheel discs and electronic brake force distribution.
Driving a pocket rocket needn’t mean sacrificing safety if you opt for a 2008 Scion tC.