GO
Avg. Price Paid:$7,085 - $7,630
Original MSRP: $15,000 - $17,200
MPG: 23 City / 30 Hwy
Search Used Listings:

2007 Scion tC Review

This review was written when the 2007 Scion tC was new.

The tC provides sporty design, acceleration and handling for an affordable price. If you're in the market for an affordable small car, you should also consider the 2007 Honda Fit or the 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid.

The 2007 Scion tC is as sporty as you'll find in this price range, and is praised for its quick, stable ride and its upscale design and features. "For shoppers desiring a fun and affordable sport coupe or hatchback, the tC is certainly worth taking a look at," explains Edmunds. Designed to be a "blank canvas" for adding options, even the base exterior and interior finishes impressed reviewers. The Washington Post calls the 2007 Scion tC "a compact, fuel-efficient hot rod," with a low starting price, loaded with standard equipment, and good looks.

Reviewers find other things to love besides looks. As Cars.com describes, "the tC gets more appealing after a few days of driving." Consumer Guide agrees, rating the 2007 Scion tC as a "Best Buy".

Reviewers agree the tC comes at a great price with or without extra options, and Kelley Blue Book predicts an "excellent resale value," partially based on the reputation of parent company Toyota. IntelliChoice gives the 2007 Scion tC a rating of "better than average" based on the total cost of ownership. Edmunds sums up auto writers' popular opinion by noting, "with its bargain price tag and many standard features, the 2007 Scion tC is one of the best choices around for a budget-friendly sport coupe or hatchback ... we think it's a better choice than the Ford Focus or any of General Motors' coupes."

Review Last Updated: 5/2/08

Next Steps: Scion tC

  • Search used Scion tC for sale (3,296 listings)
  • Calculate monthly payment and apply for a loan
  • See Affordable Small Cars rankings