- 161 hp horsepower
- 2 Doors
- 2.4 liter inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine
- 4-wheel ABS brakes
- Air conditioning
- Audio controls on steering wheel
- Center Console - Full with covered storage
- Clock - In-dash
- Cruise control
- External temperature display
- Front seat type - Sport
- Front-wheel drive
- Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 27 and EPA city (mpg): 20
- Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row
- Interior air filtration
- Intermittent window wipers
- Knee airbags - Driver
- Manual Transmission
- Passenger Airbag
- Power mirrors
- Power steering
- Power windows with 2 one-touch
- Rear bench seats
- Rear defogger
- Rear sunroof - Glass
- Reclining rear seats
- Remote power door locks
- Signal mirrors - Turn signal in mirrors
- Sunroof - Express open glass
- Tilt steering wheel
The 2010 tC is offered in only one trim, and is available with either a manual or automatic transmission. The Scion brand, aimed directly at younger buyers, offers simplified ordering, with a long standard-equipment list, and extensive accessory availability. This makes the entry price low, at only $17,000, and customization easy.
The 2010 Scion tC is powered by a sporty 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence technology. This helps the engine produce 161 horsepower and 162 foot-pounds of torque. It comes mated to either a standard 5-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel independent suspension with double wishbone in back helps provide responsive handling.
As in previous model years, the 2010 Scion tC offers a range of comfort and convenience features compared to other sporty coupes in its price range. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a dual-pane sunroof, air-conditioning, split-folding and reclining rear seats, keyless entry, cruise control, full power accessories with one-touch up/down windows and a Pioneer CD stereo with an auxiliary input jack and iPod integration.
Standard safety equipment includes front seat-mounted side airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and side-curtain airbags that extend to front and rear occupants. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes are also standard, along with electronic brake-force distribution.
A range of options are geared toward customization and include various wheel, trim, and appearance add-ons, along with an upgraded in-dash navigation system and a premium sound system.
Most noteworthy is the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) line of performance equipment, including suspension kits, a high-performance clutch, quick-shift kit, and sportier-sounding exhaust system.
For 2010, the sporty Scion tC is little changed from 2009. For exterior colors, Nautical Blue Metallic replaces Blue Ribbon Metallic.