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Scion tC Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Scion tC Scion tC 2013 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 20 80 55 27.826
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 28.800
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 55 27.000
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 55 28.065
2013 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 3 20 78 55 27.9  
  Averages flat light light 0 3 20 78 55 27.9
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Scion tC fuel economy has been averaging 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2012 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 20 20 30 30 70 27.368
2012 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 20 20 30 30 70 27.4  
  Averages flat light none 20 20 30 30 70 27.4
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Scion tC has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (20 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2012 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 10 25 5 60 65 29.500
2012 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 10 25 5 60 65 29.5  
  Averages flat light light 10 25 5 60 65 29.5
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Scion tC gas mileage has been averaging 29.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2011 32.7 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 5 10 20 65 65 32.000
  hills med light 5 10 20 65 65 33.333
2011 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 10 20 65 65 32.7  
  Averages hills med light 5 10 20 65 65 32.7
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Scion tC fuel economy has been averaging 32.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2011 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 84 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 2 8 90 60 29.772
  flat light light 0 2 8 90 60 28.366
  flat med hvy 0 2 8 90 60 28.383
  flat med light 10 15 30 45 80 24.900
  flat light hvy 0 2 8 90 60 29.716
  flat light light 0 5 10 85 60 29.349
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 60 30.433
  flat light hvy 0 2 8 90 60 26.462
  flat light hvy 0 2 8 90 60 29.886
  flat med hvy 0 2 8 90 60 29.639
  flat med light 0 2 8 90 60 28.496
  flat light light 0 2 8 90 60 28.857
  flat light light 10 30 30 30 55 30.000
  mtns med light 0 2 8 90 60 30.674
  flat light light 0 5 10 85 60 29.874
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 60 29.649
  flat med hvy 0 2 8 90 60 28.679
  flat light light 0 2 8 90 60 29.626
  mtns light light 0 2 8 90 60 30.565
  flat light light 0 5 10 85 60 30.528
  flat med hvy 0 2 8 90 60 30.395
2011 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 1 5 11 84 61 29.2  
  Averages flat light light 1 5 11 84 61 29.2
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Scion tC has been averaging 29.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 84 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (11 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2010 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Hatch 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 23 24 24 29 65 23.571
2010 2dr Hatch 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 23 24 24 29 65 23.6  
  Averages flat light none 23 24 24 29 65 23.6
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Scion tC gas mileage has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 29 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (23 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2008 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Hatch 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 30 30 10 30 70 21.930
2008 2dr Hatch 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 30 30 10 30 70 21.9  
  Averages flat med hvy 30 30 10 30 70 21.9
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Scion tC fuel economy has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (30 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2008 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Hatch 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 25 30 40 60 27.526
  flat med none 20 30 35 15 80 27.900
  hills light none 0 10 15 75 60 28.582
  hills light none 0 5 25 70 60 26.422
  flat lead light 0 20 0 80 75 26.000
2008 2dr Hatch 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 18 21 56 67 27.3  
  Averages flat med none 5 18 21 56 67 27.3
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Scion tC has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2007 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 10 30 30 30 60 24.000
  flat light hvy 5 10 10 75 65 26.000
  hills med none 10 10 30 50 60 31.000
  flat med none 2 8 20 70 65 29.000
2007 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 7 15 23 56 63 27.5  
  Averages flat med light 7 15 23 56 63 27.5
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Scion tC gas mileage has been averaging 27.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2007 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 5 5 50 40 60 31.700
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 75 31.000
  flat light none 0 10 0 90 70 31.800
  flat med light 14 10 5 71 70 28.300
  flat lead none 5 55 0 40 80 23.300
  flat light none 10 5 0 85 70 32.300
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 31.300
  flat med light 0 45 20 35 75 22.613
  hills lead light 0 0 0 100 80 32.500
  hills lead light 70 20 5 5 70 24.800
  flat med hvy 1 5 14 80 70 28.700
  flat med light 1 5 14 80 70 29.072
2007 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 15 11 66 72 28.9  
  Averages flat med none 9 15 11 66 72 28.9
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Scion tC fuel economy has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2006 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 0 0 85 15 70 25.500
  flat light none 0 15 15 70 60 30.291
  flat light light 5 48 24 24 70 22.100
  flat med hvy 40 10 20 30 60 25.700
  flat light none 30 20 20 30 65 27.717
  flat med light 10 15 15 60 70 25.000
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 60 35.823
  flat light hvy 20 10 30 40 65 23.000
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 32.190
  flat lead light 0 10 30 60 75 25.000
  flat med light 10 20 30 40 70 25.000
  flat med hvy 2 2 30 66 70 27.000
  flat med light 10 30 10 50 75 28.051
2006 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 16 26 48 67 27.1  
  Averages flat med light 10 16 26 48 67 27.1
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Scion tC has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2006 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 4 1 90 75 27.500
  flat med none 1 1 1 97 70 28.700
  flat light none 50 1 1 48 75 26.000
  flat lead hvy 5 0 10 85 75 28.900
  mtns med none 0 20 20 60 60 25.000
  flat v.lt none 1 5 20 74 60 29.000
  flat med none 0 14 5 81 65 28.696
  flat light none 10 20 30 40 70 31.200
  flat lead light 10 10 60 20 75 23.571
  flat med hvy 10 10 10 70 80 28.000
2006 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 9 16 67 71 27.7  
  Averages flat med light 9 9 16 67 71 27.7
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Scion tC gas mileage has been averaging 27.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the city (9 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2005 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 15 15 10 60 70 28.500
  flat med hvy 13 13 13 63 70 20.000
  flat light light 15 15 10 60 65 31.200
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 14 14 11 61 68 26.6  
  Averages flat med light 14 14 11 61 68 26.6
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Scion tC fuel economy has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (14 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the suburbs (11 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Scion tC Scion tC 2005 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 42 25 33 0 N/A 27.000
  flat med light 24 24 25 26 70 26.000
  flat med none 6 0 0 94 75 25.000
  flat lead light 0 0 0 100 80 29.000
  hills med hvy 3 7 20 70 70 29.500
  hills lead hvy 10 20 30 40 75 30.417
  flat light light 10 10 3 77 60 28.777
  flat lead hvy 0 0 0 100 80 25.000
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 12 11 14 63 73 27.6  
  Averages flat med light 12 11 14 63 73 27.6
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Scion tC has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the city (11 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2005 Scion tC

2005 Scion tC Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
with 163hp, it got relatively decent fuel economy.
2006 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Perfectly acceptable-to-good fuel economy for 2.4 liters 160 hp engine and 3000 pound car weight.
2005 Scion tC Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Sometimes I feel like the car ought to have a sixth gear.
 

Scion tC Gas Mileage (MPG)

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