Compare 2008 Ford Focus vs 2010 Scion tC

2008 Ford Focus
2010 Scion tC
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2-Door Coupe S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
Focus 2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
Focus 2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
Focus 4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
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2-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
tC 2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $17,005 $17,900
tC 2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 6.0 21 29 $18,449 $19,420
tC 2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,245 $17,100
tC 2-Door HB Manual Release Series 6.0 20 27 $17,689 $18,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,569
$17,005
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,395
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$240 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000. The 2010 Scion tC offers more sophisticated handling and lavish features than the low base price would indicate.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 33.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 84.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
48.3 47.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 50.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
50.4 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.2 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 12.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.83 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.59 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.15
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P215/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P215/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2588 2987
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6250 161 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99N NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 2.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.41
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Scion tC
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Control blade Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.8

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