Scion tC

Review: Scion tC

This is the Master Landing Page for the Scion tC. From now on, as we further review this car, we will be updating this page with whatever fresh content we create. Future drive reviews, updated specifications, videos, and other relevant information will all be found right here, in one convenient spot.

By Winding Road Staff | March 28, 2013
Quick Drive: 2011 Scion tC

The new Scion tC removes a lot of the things I didn’t like about the last car. It feels a lot more solid, and less bouncy in the suspensions, which also gives it the nice characteristic of being a better communicator. Steering, while still a bit numb, doesn’t feel like it uses a system of rubber bands to turn the wheels. The chewy, springy sensation in the pedals is also fixed, making footwork in the tC more accurate and, to a greater degree, more pleasant. Scion even addressed the front seats, building in a lot more bolstering and comfort this time around.

By Winding Road Staff | March 15, 2011
Winding Road Issue 61 Is Now Available!

In this issue of Winding Road, we get behind the wheel of newest iteration of Subaru’s performance flagship, the 2011 WRX STI.

By Winding Road Staff | August 17, 2010
Team Need For Speed’s 1100-HP Scion tC

You’ll hear us drop the phrase “Need For Speed” every once in a while, usually in reference to the video game franchise (and occasionally when quoting Top Gun). Today, we use it in reference to something more tangible—an actual racecar.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 11, 2010
Third Look: The Toyota Corolla XRS Has Issues

When you first see the Corolla XRS’ jaunty looking aero package you might be tempted to think, “Hmm, maybe this thing has some potential as an entertaining ride.” Unfortunately, that illusion melts away the moment you take the Corolla out for a spin. Allow us to explain.

By Chris Martens | April 07, 2010
Driven: 2010 Scion tC

The Scion tC looks the part of the sporty coupe. Our test vehicle, in particular, had a dashing look about it, with optional features giving it that more athletic appearance. Also, it was equipped with a manual transmission, which gave promise for a good, enthusiastic experience as we spent some fast miles with it on some of our favorite local straights and twisties, learning its strengths and weaknesses.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 06, 2010
First Look: 2011 Scion tC

The 2011 Scion tC has just been unveiled, and its new bodywork draws a healthy amount of inspiration from last year’s FT-86 concept car.

By Brandon Turkus | March 31, 2010
2010 Chicago Auto Show Wrap-Up

We just finished up our coverage of the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, and we saw a lot of new and concept cars, some fantastic, some milquetoast. Here, all in one place, is the list and links for our Chicago coverage.

By John Beltz Snyder | February 11, 2010
Chicago 2010: Scion tC Release Series 6.0 Debuts, Priced At $18,620

The aging Scion tC coupe is in great need of a substantial refresh, but Toyota is once again offering consumers a special, limited-production version of the car. The Release Series 6.0 features a Speedway Blue paint job, as well as an Alpine audio system, HD radio, and a navigation system with a 4.3-inch touch-screen display, offering turn-by-turn voice guidance, three-dimensional map viewing, and a spiffy tC RS guidance icon. (Oooh. Aaah.)

By Steven J. Ewing | February 10, 2010
Driven: 2010 Kia Forte Koup

Not long after the launch of the Forte sedan, Kia now introduces the Forte Koup—a sleek entry into a class of vehicles dominated by the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Scion tC (which has lost a lot of its youthful Scion luster in recent years). Based on the same good-to-do groundwork as the Forte sedan, the Koup adds a bit more charm and slightly better dynamics to the Forte package; and without spoiling this review, it’s safe to say that Kia may have just built the best coupe available for under $20K.

By Steven J. Ewing | January 01, 2010


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