The crash tests are in, and the 2012 Scion tC has something to crow about.
In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) battery of tests, the tC has earned a five-star rating, with four stars for front-impact protection and five stars for side impacts. It's a strong performance for a small two-door. It's joined by the good news from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which calls the tC a Top Safety Pick.
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 the prior model, the tC now comes with electronic stability control, Brake Assist, and a brake-throttle override system. Like many of its competitors, the tC doesn't offer advanced safety options such as blind-spot monitors.