This is Scion's new and first sedan for sale, and it's actually a Mexican made Mazda 2 Sedan not to be sold as a Mazda in the U.S. With a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder making 106 horsepower it won't have much "Zoom Zoom," but fuel mileage at 31 city/41 highway for the six-speed manual and 33 city/42 highway for the 6-speed automatic is very good for a gasoline non-hybrid. Expect a mostly no-frils sedan with good handling, steering and economy.
This new hatchback with boy-racer styling has a 137 horsepower 1.8 4-cylinder and a six-speed manual or a CVT (continuously variable transmission). It features a fully independent double wishbone rear suspension, a step up from the twist-axle in most inexpensive hatchbacks and its sister the iA.
Very slow sales has killed the smallest of Scions.
Its rear wiper and Smart Key become standard. Smart key lets the driver keep the keys in purse or pocket and unlock and start the car. tC also gets a new stereo system with standard voice control and AHA App integration, which allows compatible smartphone apps to be controlled through the vehicle touchscreen.
The box that started Scion has left for the shipping department in the sky.