2011 Scion tC Specs Review of Scion tC Popular Mechanics

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The new Scion tC a sort of 40th Edition Toyota Celica is a alternative to the Ford Mustang.

on how you look at it . the new 2011 Scion tC is the second-generation tC or the ninth generation of the Celica. Either way, it 40 years of Toyota’s single-minded of the idea that straightforward, mechanical parts packaged in coupe sheet metal is a recipe for young buyers.

If sounds like the same that’s worked for more 48 model years of the Ford bingo.

The tC gets a new engine and a transmission, but Toyota isn’t to screw up a good thing the is unchanged, and the basic structure over. After all, the sub-brand has been a success for and the tC is the best-selling Scion of them

The Specs

How the new 2011 tC looks is no since the car was shown at the 2010 New Auto Show last From the back, this appears more aggressive the outgoing model, with C-pillars, more muscular and a more chiseled rear cover. From the front, the car looks more generic before, with its slightly front fascia nowhere as distinct as the chunky bulldog of the original.

The tC might gain a slight advantage with that but it comes at the price of distinctiveness.

The new tC on the same 106.3-inch wheelbase, out the same 174.0 inches overall and stands the same inches tall. The one dimension grows is width from to 70.7 inches. The front width increases from to 60.6 inches, and the rear from 59.3 to 61.4

That’s not just due to bigger mirrors. Some of the extra can be attributed to the adoption of new standard wheels, with slightly offsets, over the previous and the increase in standard tire from 215/45R17 to 225/45R18. The and wider tires make the new tC somehow more voluptuous.

its bodily dimensions largely it’s no surprise that the chassis is also mostly The front end is still held up a pair of MacPherson struts, the tail floats atop an double-wishbone system. The steering is rack-and-pinion, but the power assist has from hydraulic to electric, and the ratio has been quickened 17.7:1 to 14.8:1, with a tightening of the turning radius a vast 36.1 feet to 18.7 feet.

From a standpoint, that can be the difference turning around in a parking lot trucks and being stuck out with the tC’s limited visibility.

The brakes are bigger too, front ventilated discs from 10.83 to 11.65 and the solid rear discs from 10.59 to 10.98 Brake assist is now standard with the anti-lock system.

The new 2.5-liter engine is virtually to the four-cylinder engine offered in the Toyota Camry SE. It’s all with dual overhead four valves per cylinder, fuel injection, dual valve timing and a 10.4:1 ratio. The Camry SE’s is rated at 179 horsepower at 6000 with 171 lb-ft of peak at 4100 rpm.

Thanks to different engine-control computer and different intake and exhaust the tC develops one extra horsepower at rpm and two more lb-ft of torque at rpm.

That may be a negligible over the Camry SE, but it’s a improvement of 19 horsepower and 11 lb-ft of over the 2.4-liter four in year’s tC. Moreover, a new six-speed and automatic transmissions take of the new engine’s muscle. The automatic the same gear ratios and drive as the four-cylinder Camry’s while the manual transmission has tighter ratios than the with both fifth and overdrives.


The Drive

Tuned for midrange power and torque production, the tC’s isn’t a screamer like the 8000-rpm redline, 197-horsepower engine in Honda’s Civic Si. The engine lopes into the of its powerband and then settles in for a before crying uncle its 6250-rpm redline. This is an built to work comfortably an automatic transmission.

Remember, doesn’t even offer an in the Civic Si, since its engine reach 6100 rpm to make a feeble 139 lb-ft of torque. And Honda’s Civic Si requires fuel, the new tC runs just on regular.

As before, the tC comes a panoramic sunroof as standard With the roll-up shade the roof gives the tC’s a nice roomy feel. drivers can still knock heads on the ceiling, the front range of adjustment is a bit too limited, and not a lot of rear legroom, but the tC’s is a comfortable place to be once acclimated to it.

The new dashboard angles all and controls toward the driver, and makes intuitive sense. are redundant audio controls on the wheel, and the tachometer and speedometer are set deep tunnels, which scanning the major gauges difficult than it should be. But the current fashion, and Scion is if not fashionable.

The front seats are well-shaped and in a rugged fabric sure to multiple attempts to rip it apart mislaid toys and tools. The pattern looks like a label for an off-brand malt but it’s passable. The rear would be nice enough, if were legroom to go with it.

As for there are airbags for the driver and passenger, along with airbags for their knees. airbags are mounted into the seats and along the side area.

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For buyers in the tC’s demographic, an eardrum-crushing sound is a must. The tC comes standard 300-watt system with a Pioneer-branded head unit and a two-channel amplifier feeding speakers. RCA output jacks the addition of even more

Content can be plumbed in through a CD a satellite radio, auxiliary and USB ports or the normal assortment of radio bands. The optional is an Alpine that features a screen and can be combined with and rear-view camera systems.

The exterior may promise excitement, but the delivers more comfort thrills. This isn’t an performer eager to carve or win drag races. It drives a slightly more nimble stays solidly planted hustled, will plow its a bit before the traction control kicks in (the system be turned completely off) and smoothly and confidently.

Toyota claims a 0-to-60 mph of 7.6 seconds for the manual transmission of the new tC and 8.3 seconds for the automatic. That reasonable and an improvement over the old performance which the manufacturer hit 60 mph in 8.2 seconds with a five-speed and 9.1 seconds with the optional automatic.

As for efficiency, the EPA says the 2011 tC equipped with the manual or automatic transmission return 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. 3 or 4 mpg (depending on equipment) more the previous tC’s ratings.

will be a full range of parts available from TRD parts operation. However, the first tC, the new car will be built but not in Japan, which will the development of Japanese Domestic (JDM) performance and appearance

The Bottom Line

Toyota the Celica in 2005, after a of 2,218,997 had been sold in the just as the first Scion tC on sale. Like the first the tC is sort of a five-sixth-scale Mustang, and the Mustang, the tC is still accessible to buyers. According to Toyota, the age of tC buyers is 26, and it’s easy to see

At a base price of $18,995 destination charges) the new tC is affordable considering its modest performance should be relatively easy to

Remember, the cheapest new 2011 V6 costs almost $4,000 and going for the Mustang GT V8 means out well over $30,000. Mustang GTs cost more $40,000 after options. And try to tell your insurance that you want a policy on a Mustang GT before your birthday.

The Toyota Celica was a idea back in 1971, if it wasn’t a particularly exciting The 2011 Scion tC is a good today. Even if it’s not a ride, it’s a practical car in the sheet metal of an indulgent machine.

Scion has always that tC stands for Touring But we all know it really means Celica.

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