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2014 Scion tC Review – Underestimated Performance & Value

by TerriAnn
2014 Scion tC Review – Sports Coupe Hatchback with room for 5 #Cars

2014 Scion tC Review – Sports Coupe Hatchback with room for 5 #CarsOne-week vehicle loan was provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Type: Coupe Hatchback
Price: $19,980 

Fuel Efficiency: 26 mpg, 23 city/31 hwy
Seats: 5
Best Suited For: Petite singles, commute, small families
Notable Features: Good gas mileage, low price, nice handling

Links: Official site

The 2014 Scion tC is a sexy little number that’s surprisingly stable and the simplistic approach works well as there’s just enough tech to keep a modern lady happy. With a 2.4L engine, power is aplenty and zipping in and out of traffic is easily done. The tight suspension allows for smooth cornering and a steady ride. This is definitely a get-in-and-go car that’s extremely easy to get used to and drive comfortably.

Inside the 2014 Scion tC

The layout is very basic but it does not feel stripped at all. The screen is a decent size and responds well. I’m sure the BeSpoke audio and navigation would function nicely in this. While there aren’t a lot of bells and whistles on the tC, common luxuries like power windows, cruise control, air-conditioning, and remote keyless entry come standard. Pretty sweet value in an attractive package, wouldn’t you agree?

2014 Scion tC Review – Sports Coupe Hatchback with room for 5 #Cars

Frans felt a bit squished in the driver seat as the cockpit is on the narrow side. It was fine for me though. Those sitting in the passenger seat need to exit with care and resist the urge to slide out. Otherwise, a small bruise will be in your future as the height adjustment lever sticks up a bit too far. The interior fabric looks good and feels like it will last.

The back seats are situated high but slightly recessed. This makes for a good amount of head and leg space. Munchkin found it easy enough to get in and out but often tripped on the randomly placed seat belt. For some strange reason, the front seat belts have some issues. They are located extremely far back and Frans and I almost pulled a muscle every time we reached for them. The seat belt height was not adjustable so the belts often felt like they were cutting into the neck.

2014 Scion tC Review – Sports Coupe Hatchback with room for 5 #Cars

There’s plenty of room in the cargo area for groceries. For larger items, the back seats fold down flat. The hatchback does lessen the height clearance but a suitcase propped up on its side should be fine.

2014 Scion tC Review – Sports Coupe Hatchback with room for 5 #Cars

Overall 2014 Scion tC Review

The 2014 Scion tC really impressed me and I found it enjoyable to drive. It’s hard to find a stylish vehicle that has power, good fuel efficiency, and adequate room for under $21,000. The cockpit might feel a bit too small for some so taller drivers are cautioned to test it out personally before purchase.

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Penelope Guzman (NY Blogger) October 13, 2014 - 6:20 pm

This is good to know, it wasn’t on my radar before

Raijean S October 13, 2014 - 7:14 pm

This car is so cute, love the color! I’m going to test drive it.

Jason Helfant October 14, 2014 - 2:55 am

This car is one of the last compact sports cars you can still buy at a reasonable price. It looks like a nice alternative to the cookie cutter compact sedans out there.

Courtney October 15, 2014 - 6:17 pm

I’ve always wanted a Scion! I love the sticker prices too. They’re extremely affordable!

Ty October 16, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Looks like a snazzy little car!

Anne - Mommy Has to Work October 17, 2014 - 6:51 am

I love my SUV but miss my car. This looks like a sweet ride!

Colleen October 17, 2014 - 6:11 pm

I’ve never heard of this car, but it looks sporty.

Crystal October 17, 2014 - 7:08 pm

The Scions really are a great bargain for what you’re getting. This looks like a great choice for a smaller sedan.

Tammy Litke (@threedifferent) October 21, 2014 - 6:10 am

I saw this at the Texas State Fair last week at the car show. I was actually surprised of all the Scion vehicles they had for consumers to look at. For the most part I don’t think Scions are big on people’s radars (at least you don’t hear about them often), but after reading your review I think more people should consider them!

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