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Neither traction control nor [stability control] are offeredConsumerGuide »
Five stars, driver frontal impact, side front and rear impact; four stars, passenger frontal impact and rollover resistance" Cars.com: "a wide variety of standard safety featuresNHTSA »
SAFETY | 7 out of 10
Neither traction control nor [stability control] are offered
Five stars, driver frontal impact, side front and rear impact; four stars, passenger frontal impact and rollover resistance" Cars.com: "a wide variety of standard safety features
While the 2010 Scion tC rates almost perfect for crash protection, and has a comprehensive set of airbags and standard anti-lock brakes. Tire pressure monitoring is also standard. But Car and Driver notes that it is hurt by its lack of traction control or stability control, neither of which is available even as an option.
Listing its crucial safety standards, Edmunds runs down the list of equipment: the Scion tC "comes with antilock disc brakes, a first aid kit and a driver knee airbag as standard equipment." Strangely, they then write (incorrectly) that "side airbags for front occupants and full-length head curtain airbags are optional." Side and curtain airbags are standard.
Edmunds notes that with its (standard) side airbags, the tC earns "a perfect five stars for driver protection" in the critical National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash-testing regimen. As for other NHTSA tests, the tC got four stars for rollover resistance, four stars for passenger frontal impact, and five stars for side impact protection for both driver and rear passenger.
Finally, ConsumerGuide reports, "Visibility is good, but the sloped hatch window lacks a wiper and washer."
The 2010 Scion tC fits seven airbags as standard and scores five stars for driver protection in NHTSA testing, but its lack of electronic stability control puts it a little behind the times.