Scion tC 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Scion tC 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, tC zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing tC 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Scion tC engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2016 Scion tC 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 2dr Coupe
7.5 sec, 16 @ 89

2015 Scion tC 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 2dr Coupe
179 Hp, 172 Lb-Ft., 3082 Weight
7.5 sec, 16 @ 89

2014 Scion tC 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 2dr Coupe
179 Hp, 172 Lb-Ft., 3082 Weight
7.5 sec, 16 @ 89
10 Series 2dr Coupe
179 Hp, 172 Lb-Ft., 3082 Weight
7.5 sec, 16 @ 89
Monogram 2dr Coupe
179 Hp, 172 Lb-Ft., 3082 Weight
7.5 sec, 16 @ 89

2013 Scion tC 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 2dr Coupe
180 Hp, 173 Lb-Ft., 3070 Weight
7.4 sec, 15.9 @ 89
Release Series 8.0 2dr Coupe
180 Hp, 173 Lb-Ft., 3070 Weight
7.4 sec, 15.9 @ 89

2012 Scion tC 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 2dr Coupe
180 Hp, 173 Lb-Ft., 3060 Weight
7.4 sec, 15.9 @ 89
Release Series 7.0 2dr Coupe
180 Hp, 173 Lb-Ft., 3060 Weight
7.4 sec, 15.9 @ 89


Scion tC 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2016

7.5 sec

16 @ 89 mph
2015

7.5 sec

16 @ 89 mph
2014

7.5 sec

16 @ 89 mph
2013

7.4 sec

15.9 @ 89 mph
2012

7.4 sec

15.9 @ 89 mph
2011

7.3 sec

15.9 @ 89 mph
2010

8.2 sec

16 @ 87 mph
2009

7.9 sec

16.4 @ 0 mph
2008

8.3 sec

16.1 @ 87 mph
2007

8.3 sec

16.2 @ 85 mph
2006

8 sec

15.9 @ 90 mph
2005

8.1 sec

15.9 @ 90 mph

Scion is Toyota’s youth-oriented test brand. It refers to it as the “test laboratory division”. The TC was built to succeed the Toyota Celica. So far, it has held the best-seller title for about 11 years now. The FR-S got to have a short-lived moment of victory sometime back. The TC got a full redesigned back in 2011, and to find out how it fares against competition, a 2015 model was picked.

Unfortunately, the TC isn’t much of a competitor. It ranks pretty low amongst other four-door sedans. Viable alternatives for vehicle shoppers include the Kia Forte Koup, the Honda Civic and Hyundai’s three-door and asymmetrical Veloster.

The Scion TC features a standard 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that is fitted in a 5-seat compact hatchback coupe. It churns about 179hp with 173 lb-ft of torque. It comes in two forms: as a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual. Its fuel economy is competitive and is estimated to be at 26mpg.

Toyota offers two versions of the Scion TC, the “10 Series” limited edition and the Base. The Base carries standard features which include a panoramic sunroof, touchscreen interface, iPod/USB connectivity, eight-speaker audio system, RCA output jacks, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, HD radio, CD player, 18-inch alloy wheels and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The 10 Series was launched to mark Scion’s 10th birthday. It adds onto the Base model with dark-finished wheels, LED accent lighting, unique silver paint, premium stitching on interior materials, an illuminated center console and badges. Extra options are available at various dealerships and include interior multicolored mood lighting, improved audio units, and a navigation system.

The interior has a lot of low quality plastic, something that you’ll probably not find in other competitive brands. The flat-bottomed steering wheel and controls that have been pushed towards the driver give the cabin a somewhat sporty ambiance. The steering is also thick-rimmed, a feature that enhances that appearance. The TC does offer an involving and responsive drive. There’s, however, nothing sporty about it. The steering offers a decent feel with its weight being proportionally distributed. The stability control, however, tends to pony up during vigorous driving.

The Scion TC isn’t a viable choice for anyone looking for a sporty experience. It is, however, a decent option for those seeking a compact coupe that is practical and stylish.



Scion tC specs