2014 Scion tC Fuel Economy

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The 2014 Scion tC doesn't quite live up to the standards of Toyota's hybrids, which soar to the top of their respective classes in gas-mileage ratings. The tC isn't all that much thirstier than you'd guess it to be, but it's surprisingly not any more fuel-efficient than a mid-size sedan like the Camry.

Despite an automatic-transmission recalibration for this year, the 2014 tC earns the same ratings as it did for 2013: 23 miles per gallon on the city cycle, and 31 mpg highway, whether you get either the six-speed manual gearbox or five-speed automatic transmission.

When compared to bigger, bulkier coupes, or true sports cars, the tC is a reasonably fuel-efficient pick.

Because of their rather sporty, low gearing, to keep revs up and the attitude perky, we've seen real-world figures that are quite low--even relative to those EPA numbers.

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