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2005 Scion tC Review

Sporty Budget Coupe

A three-quarter front view of a 2005 Scion tC

In short: A hip, comfortable sporty coupe with a great price.

This edgy-looking coupe oozes hip, with features that attract youthful buyers like panorama sunroof, thumping stereo and multi-color interior illumination. It also has a powerful engine and a useful hatchback body with plenty of space.

2005 Scion tC

A three-quarter rear view of a 2005 Scion tC

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Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Base Price: $16,000

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 3-door coupe

Engine: 2.4-liter inline-4
Horsepower: 160 bhp @ 5700 rpm
Torque: 163 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual

Curb weight: 2,905 lbs
Wheelbase: 106.3 in
174/69.1/55.7 in
Turning circle: 36.1 ft

Brakes: four-wheel disc with ABS
independent front and rear

Traction: n/a

Safety: front air bags, optional front side air bags, optional side curtain air bags

0-60 mph: 7.4 seconds
Top Speed: 127 mph (governed)

EPA City: 23 mpg
EPA Highway: 30 mpg

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(Updated: 01/12/12 NW)

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