Get To Know More About Used Cars Like The 2016 Scion tC

If you are looking for an entry-level coupe that isn’t going to break the bank and still get you around in style, the dealer of used cars for sale in Orange County recommends the 2016 Scion tC. 


Scion was a marque of Toyota which was introduced in 2003 to add a bit of oomph to the Japanese car manufacturer. Scion offered a small range of reasonably priced, modern vehicles with ample room for personalization. 

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The sales representative of used cars in Orange County explains that the 2016 Scion tC is a front-wheel-drive vehicle that has a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 179 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.


There is a six-speed manual transmission that comes standard. Also, there is the option of a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and automatic rev-matching on downshifts. 


During performance testing of used cars for sale in Orange County, the Scion tC with a manual transmission went from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. The automatic did the same run in 7.8 seconds. Both transmission types are relatively fast for this class of car. 


Furthermore, the manual or automatic transmission of the 2016 tC has an EPA estimated 26 mpg combined, 23 mpg in the city, and 31 mpg on the highway. 


Even though the 179 ponies that the four-cylinder engine in the 2016 Scion tC isn’t the most exciting powertrain for a vehicle in its class, it has sufficient power to haul the tC around with great force and control. In fact, the motor used in the 2016 Scion tC is the same used in the Camry and other vehicles in the vast Toyota family. However, because the 2016 Scion tC is pretty small and light, it feels more agile. If you like to be more control of the gears, the six-speed manual is smooth and effortless to operate. 


Dealers of used cars for sale in Orange County say the more popular automatic is also very good at handling and correlates revs when you downshift, plus your fuel economy will be better. 




While the tC does have a sporty appearance and is fun to drive, what really increases its value is the vehicle’s technological features. The car’s standard equipment includes Bluetooth, an eight-speaker Pioneer sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen display, 18-inch wheels, and a panoramic sunroof with dual manual sunshades. This is quite remarkable for the modest price point of this car. 


Furthermore, the 2016 Scion tC has standard features that include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED front accent lamps, folding side mirrors, and a six-way adjustable (manual) driver seat with height adjustment, one-touch track, and seatback angle memory. It also includes a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, reclining and folding 60/40-split rear seatbacks, LED turn indicators, keyless entry and ignition, air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, and Aha smartphone app integration. 


Personalization options are extensive as a result of Scion offering an array of accessories that are dealer-installed. Performance accessories include TRD parts such as an exhaust, lowering springs, a cold air intake, front strut tie brace, 19-inch alloy wheels, and an air filter. Other customization options include two types of rear spoilers, body graphics, fog lights, and a leather-wrapped shift knob.




In general, the 2016 Scion tC’s cabin has a sporty appearance. There is a thick, flat-bottom steering wheel, supportive seat bolsters, and controls angled toward the driver.  The tC’s aims to have a high-performance sports car aesthetic. The touchscreen interface is clear and user-friendly and its smartphone integration connects Internet radio, Yelp, and other popular social media applications.


When it comes to practicality, the Scion tC is the best way to go when comparing other compact coupes. The seats in the rear have exceptional legroom and getting in and out of the back is very manageable by two-door standards.


The rear seats are able to recline, which is usually a feature found in crossover SUVs and a rare find in this segment.


When it comes to space, the cargo area behind the rear seats can hold up to 14.7 cubic feet of belongings. However, when you fold these seats back, you get a good 34.5 cubic feet of space.


There is a USB jack in front of the shift lever and you will find that the shallow bin is very handy. There are quite a few places for stowing away your personal items. 


Standard safety features on the 2016 Scion tC include stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front knee airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and active front headrests. During brake testing, a tC was recorded to make a complete stop from 60 mph in 122 feet. 

In government crash testing, the tC earned five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the tC received the highest score of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact test as well as the side-impact and roof-strength tests. It got a second-highest rating of "Acceptable" in small-overlap frontal-offset testing and a "Good" rating for whiplash protection in rear impacts (head restraints and seats).


Ultimately, the 2016 Scion tC is not meant to be a glorified racing car, but it is designed to have an energetic driving experience in an attractive and sporty body. Plus, the price is very reasonable, especially for first-time buyers. 

When the Scion niche was first created, Toyota catered to customer needs, which is the reason it is equipped with a high-end audio system, visual upgrades, and lots of standard features. 

The 2016 Scion tC is a compact, five-passenger hatchback coupe offered in a single trim level. It is a reliable and enjoyable vehicle and it won’t cost you a fortune to maintain. This amazing car has a modern, sporty feel that provides ample room for you, your passengers, and your things. All of this at an affordable price. 

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