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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As is always the case with the Scion lineup, lots of dealer-sourced accessories are also available, of course for an extra.
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 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.
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.
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.
The 2017 Scion TC price starts from an MSRP of around $19,385.