Pros: Affordable pricing; surprisingly decent rear-seat room for a sporty coupe; lots of available accessories for personalization
Cons: Doesn’t feel quite as nimble or sporty as the looks promise; middling interior materials; noisy engine provides only so-so acceleration
CG Says: The 2014 Scion tC gets several enhancements and some new features. Among them are new front and rear bumpers, headlights, LED taillights, hood, 18-inch wheels, and LED accents on the front bumper. The engine is unchanged, but the 6-speed automatic transmission receives some new software that Scion says allows for improved performance. Additionally, the suspension has been tweaked with enhanced stabilizer-bar hardware, re-tuned shock absorbers, and a stiffer body via additional spot welds. The electric power steering has been re-tuned as well. The Scion tC is unusually practical for a small sporty coupe, with good interior room and usable cargo space. Pricing is especially competitive too. However, the noisy cabin and merely pleasant (rather than truly sporty) handling are a bit disappointing. The tC is worth consideration for shoppers looking at small coupes, but it’s no longer the class standout it once was.