2017 Scion TC Release Date, Review and Specs

The 2017 Scion TC is an appealing coupe especially for those looking for reclining and spacious rear seats, quick acceleration, lots of standard features, and a sporty character. But just as much as it’s seemingly appealing, it still comes with several downsides that demand a closer inspection before making a decision. The Scion TC release date should be expected sometime in early 2017, at least for the USA market.

2017 Scion Tc side view, exterior, alloy wheels

There is no denying the fact that the corporate image had become rather stodgy – a situation that Toyota saw and decided to add some pizazz to it. To this end, it could be said that the Japan marque has managed to accomplish its aims by offering a reasonably priced vehicle that offers lots of customization options, and ample appeal.

2017 Scion Tc front angle, headlights and grille

It seats four passengers, and comes with a two-door configuration. It isn’t the snappiest in these group of Scion models, but it nevertheless tries to offer some bit of performance mojo. One thing that makes the Scion TC 2017 a standout is perhaps its value. For an MSRP starting from $19,385, it manages to offer a sporty demeanor, lots of technologies, and laudable fuel economy ratings.

2017 Scion Tc rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the standard accessories include a seven-inch touchscreen display, a panoramic sunroof, and an eight-speaker sound system. Furthermore, it offers usable backseat space that is easily accessible. Further aback, the cargo capacity, too, is respectable.

2017 Scion Tc side view, headlights and alloy wheels

On the flipside, though, the newest Scion TC 2017 has an Achilles’ heel. The rearward exterior visibility is wanting. The seats are firm, and so is the suspension tuning. Moreover, the interior surfaces lack the level of refinement relative vehicles offer. As such, it’d be prudent to check what the competition offers before committing.

2017 Scion Tc front view, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Some of the alternatives here include the 2017 Honda Civic coupe, the Hyundai Veloster, and Kia Forte Koup. The 2017 Honda Civic Coupe release date is currently under wraps but judging from recent media and industry reports, it seems it could be on its way sooner than we expect. On the other hand, both the Honda Civic Coupe Si and Type R release dates aren’t news no more, and are expected to arrive at O’Neill Honda in the coming months one at a time. Some of the 2017 Honda Civic specs include an invigorated exterior styling, improved output figures, and upgraded driving aides. Whether its engine will be paired with a manual transmission is still unknown at this juncture.

2017 Scion Tc rear view, white color, taillights and tailpipe

The other rival nipping the Scion TC 2017 heels is the 2017 Kia Forte. Several updates have been lined-up for both the Forte5 and the Forte sedan, both of which are expected to be offered with a new engine, improved power and fuel economy, and cleaner front and rear styling. The Kia Forte release date, according to recent media reports, should be expected in early 2017.

2017 Scion TC Review of Interior & Exterior Changes

Accessories offered for the sole trim model include keyless ignition and entry, LED front accent lamps, silver interior accents, a leather-wrapped shift knob, a panoramic sunroof, a seven-inch touchscreen display, a six-way adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, HD and satellite radio, a USB port, smartphone app integration, voice controls, cruise control, and eighteen-inch alloy wheels.

2017 Scion Tc interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

As is always the case with the Scion lineup, lots of dealer-sourced accessories are also available, of course for an extra.

2017 Scion Tc interior, leather seats, gear shift knob

Exterior Scion TC colors include Blizzard Pearl, Black, Cement, Cosmic Gray Mica, Absolutely Red, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and Blue Streak Metallic. Slight changes should be expected on its release date.

2017 Scion Tc Release date and price

2017 Scion TC Engine Specs

Below its skin lurks a 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 179 horsepower and 172 lbs. ft. of torque. Pairing remains unchanged over the previous model, therefore, expect a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Scion Tc engine

With the manual transmission system, the Scion Tc 0-60 mph takes a laudable 7.3 seconds. EPA estimates the fuel economy for the Scion Tc to stand at 23/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, regardless of the transmission pairing.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 8.6 in. (176.6 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.7 in. (70.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 88 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 35 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3100 lb
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 7.3 sec
MPG: 23/31 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Absolutely Red, Black, Blizzard Pearl, Blue Streak Metallic, Cement, Cosmic Gray Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Scion TC Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the vehicle will most likely be offered for sale for the USA market sometime in early 2017.

2017 Scion Tc Release date

The 2017 Scion TC price starts from an MSRP of around $19,385.

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2017 Scion Tc exterior, front view, gray color, headlights

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2017 Scion Tc interior, front and rear leather seats

2017 Scion Tc front view, headlights and grille

2017 Scion Tc side view, exterior, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Scion Tc red color, exterior

2017 Scion Tc trunk, cargo space

2016 Scion FR-S Release Date, Review and Specs

The newest 2016 Scion FR-S is a perfect sports car as it is a fairly affordable acquisition for a car like this one and also allows for enough comfort that it can be used as a daily driver as well. The car has been updated in a manner where the price has been boosted for a merely 400 dollars’ worth of equipment on the inside, and it is not to say that the equipment is cheap but that they have been able to manage their resources quite will for the car.

2016 Scion FR-S
2016 Scion FR-S

This is going to be the first major updated that the FR-S is getting and it will be given to its 2016 form. The car is not going to be remodeled in a big way through but it does get some new additions that will make it a cool, attractive and a fun to drive car. New color pallets are introduced and there are various additions in terms of gadgets and standard equipment on the inside of the car.

2016 Scion FR-S front angle, grille and headlights

The car still remains a sports car at its heart but does so with a new interesting set of added materials and accessories. Its prime characteristic will still remain the driving ability and besides the updated technology we are also getting an updated safety system. If you are interested in owning the new 2016 Scion FR-S then you will appreciate everything that it has to give you. The model is going to have a healthy competition in the Hyundai Genesis, Subaru BRZ and Mazda Miata MX-5, which can only make the vehicle better.  You can read more about it here in this review and see what kind of performance specs and ratings wait for you with the new FR-S car.

2016 Scion FR-S rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2016 Scion FR-S exterior

Contrary to what you may think, the 2016 Scion FR-S does not draw inspiration for its exterior design from the Japanese car way of manufacturing but actually looks more contemporary than that. The new FR-S is sleek, very low and very curvy, that may be the gist of things but there is a lot more going on for this car. The car has a defining element of any sport car which is a long with short deck proportion. This old school feature is an interesting addition to what the car looks like and is one of the prime elements of its design. Some fine details were added to the nose part of the car and they include a wide grille with some wide openings as well and sharp angled vents. It also adds a low fascia design with some smooth curves that flow into the hood and the fenders.

2016 Scion FR-S front
2016 Scion FR-S front

The fenders at the front have been made to be a bit flared and actually flow over and are bulged from the hood line. Looking at the sides we notice a simple side profile that shows us the roofline which goes up first and dives down with a gracefully made arc. This actually makes a bridge between the rear fenders and the stubby designed tail and manages to do some great work with it like that. The bottom line is that this is some fine craftsmanship for the newest design of the 2016 Scion FR-S car.

2016 Scion FR-S back
2016 Scion FR-S back

Interior

The inside of the 2016 Scion FR-S has been designed in a minimalistic fashion. The cabin has a functional orientation to it and uses some durable plastics for the design of the dash which is enhanced with some carbon fiber trims. The molding is simple and functional and makes the cabin really usable for any kind of a situation and very appropriate for driving.

2016 Scion FR-S interior
2016 Scion FR-S interior

The upholstery has a monochromatic hue which actually brings the driver into perspective and also puts the gauge cluster of the car as the front part of it. All in all, the cabin is now a beautiful setting to be in. It is really comfortable and appealing to drive in one of this. Making the cabin prettier adds a certain character to the FR-S vehicle that the car did not have before.

2016 Scion FR-S interior, leather seats

Engine

Under the hood of the 2016 Scion FR-S vehicle you will expect to get a 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Perhaps it does not offer as much torque as you would expect it but if you run it to 7,400-rpm it can provide you the added boost if you need. Actually this engine is a Subaru redesign and includes a Toyota’s direct- and port-injection system added in it and as that performs better and provides the necessary boost that you will need from a car like this one.

2016 Scion FR-S engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 5.2 in. (101.2 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 10.7 in. (166.7 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.9 in. (69.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 77 ft³
Cargo volume: 7 ft³
Curb weight: 2758 lbs
Top Speed: 136 mph
0-60: 7,9 sec
MPG: 22/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ablaze, Asphalt, Halo, Hot Lava, Oceanic, Raven and Steel
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price and release date

The release date for the 2016 Scion FR-S is still not clear as there are not enough information provided about it. The car is going to be available for the next season but it is still not certain when. We are expecting it to be available for sale within the first two months of 2016. The vehicle is going to be offered at a base price of 25,305 MSRP, which makes it one of the cheaper cars with sports characteristics on the market.

2016 Scion FR-S exterior, gray color

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