The 2012 Scion tC

The 2012 Scion tC - fun, efficient and affordable

While the arrival of the new rear wheel drive FR-S may overshadow the front wheel drive Scion tC, those who want a very low priced, front wheel drive sports coupe that offers impressive fuel economy without compromising power should check out the Scion tC.

I recently had a chance to spend some time in the 2012 Scion tC and while my test vehicle was equipped with no options, it still offered a surprising amount of content – both inside and out.

The Exterior
My 2012 Scion tC was finished in Sizzling Crimson Mica and fitted with standard 18” aluminum split spoke design rims – both of which come with no additional charges whereas many automakers charge extra for similar paint options and 18” wheels. Up front, the tC comes with standard projection style headlights (that provide plenty of light even without the help of fog lights or driving lights) and a sporty lower front fascia filled with matte black plastic grills. The long, flat hood leads back to a low, sleek greenhouse that flattens out to make room for the gorgeous panoramic moon roof…which is also standard. The rear glass slopes smoothly from the roofline to the subtle lip spoiler integrated into the trunk lid. That long roofline and sloping rear glass also allow for an impressive amount of headroom in the backseat compared to other small coupes on the market.

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