Sporty, Eye-Catching 2012 Scion tC

Available in San Diego at Toyota San Diego

The 2012 Scion tC is a sports coupe with sporty intentions but is not packed with enough punch to be called a sports car. Nevertheless, this comfortable and trendy car is worth your money and will surely turn heads when you pass the streets. This compact 5-passenger coupe has 2 variants, namely the base and series 7.0. Its exterior is impressive with its softly rounded body and masculine lines. It comes standard with a moon roof and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, you’ll find features that are apt for the younger tech-savvy users. A notable 8-speaker Pioneer sound system is in place along with CD player, D radio and auxiliary jacks as well as iPod and USB interface. Bluetooth connectivity is also a standard.

The inside of the Scion tC delivers the sporty appearance it promises. The details are chunky and noticeable. The steering wheel for instance is especially catchy with its flat bottom and has tilt-and-telescoping capabilities. Driver seat is height-adjustable and 60/40-split rear seats can be reclined and folded.

The series 7.0 is a limited edition and comes with a lowered body kit, “High Voltage” yellow paint and black 18-inch wheels. The interior also matches the color with yellow and black accents.

The base and 7.0 are both powered by a 2.5 Liter 4-cylinder engine that has 180 horsepower and 173 lb. ft torque. It can go 0-60 mph in about 8 seconds or 7.6 with 6-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed automatic is an option. Despite the big 18-inch wheels, you’ll find this beauty smooth-riding and easy to control. Fuel efficiency is estimated at 23 for city driving and 31 for highways.

Safety features are highly regarded with customary stability and traction control along with antilock brakes; front knee, front side and side curtain airbags. It also came up with flying colors in government and private crash tests.