Advertisement
Go
2010 Scion tC Photo
7.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE INVOICE
$16,245
BASE MSRP
$17,100
On Safety
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.
7.0 out of 10
Browse Scion tC inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

SAFETY | 7 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Neither traction control nor [stability control] are offered
ConsumerGuide

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
NHTSA

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."

Conclusion

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.

« Prev: Comfort and Quality Next: Features »
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.