Vehicle Overview from Edmunds.com
Edmunds.com 2011 Scion tC Overview
The 2011 Scion tC is set for a major overhaul . As part of its first major redesign since its 2004 launch, the tC is being fitted with a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 180 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque, compared with 161 hp and 162 lb-ft for the 2.4-liter unit that powers the current model. Toyota said the 2.5 will get better fuel economy and will be equipped with a sport-tuned exhaust system. Two new transmissions, a six-speed manual and a six-speed sequential-shift automatic, replace the current five-speed manual and four-speed automatic. The 2011 tC rides on a new platform with a lower ride height than its predecessor. Suspension is via MacPherson struts in front and double wishbones in the rear. Eighteen-inch alloy rims and larger brakes are part of the package, along with a new electronic power steering. Inside, the tC sports a roomier cockpit with new sport bucket seats, a redesigned instrument cluster, three-spoke steering wheel, a standard panoramic sunnroof and an AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with eight speakers and steering-wheel-mounted controls. Among the standard safety features for 2011 are ABS, stability and traction control, brake assist, active front headrests and eight airbags. We've yet to drive the 2011 Scion tC, but check back later for a full review.