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Scion tC Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Scion tC's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Scion tC Gas Mileage

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 10 20 70 55 27.0
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 55 27.8
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 28.8
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 55 28.1
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.
 
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 29.5
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, the 2012 Scion tC 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.
 
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 light 5 10 20 65 65 33.0
  hills med none 5 10 20 65 65 32.0
2011 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 10 20 65 65 32.5  
  Averages hills med light 5 10 20 65 65 32.5
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Scion tC gas mileage has been averaging 32.5 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.
 
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 light light 0 5 10 85 60 29.3
  mtns light light 0 2 8 90 60 30.6
  flat light light 0 5 10 85 60 30.5
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 60 29.6
  flat med light 10 15 30 45 80 24.9
2011 2dr Hatch 180-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 2 6 14 78 64 29.0  
  Averages flat light light 2 6 14 78 64 29.0
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Scion tC fuel economy has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
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 23.6
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, the 2010 Scion tC 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.
 
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 21.9
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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
hills light none 0 10 15 75 60 28.6
  flat med none 20 30 35 15 80 27.9
  flat light none 5 25 30 40 60 27.5
  hills light none 0 5 25 70 60 26.4
  flat lead light 0 20 0 80 75 26.0
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, 2008 Scion tC fuel economy 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.
 
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 24.0
  flat light hvy 5 10 10 75 65 26.0
  hills med none 10 10 30 50 60 31.0
  flat med none 2 8 20 70 65 29.0
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, the 2007 Scion tC 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.
 
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 31.7
  flat med light 14 10 5 71 70 28.3
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 75 31.0
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 75 31.3
  flat lead none 5 55 0 40 80 23.3
2007 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 17 15 62 72 29.1  
  Averages flat med none 6 17 15 62 72 29.1
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Scion tC gas mileage has been averaging 29.1 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 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (17 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
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 25.5
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 32.2
  flat light light 5 48 24 24 70 22.1
  flat med hvy 40 10 20 30 60 25.7
  flat light none 30 20 20 30 65 27.7
2006 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 15 21 35 30 65 26.6  
  Averages flat light light 15 21 35 30 65 26.6
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Scion tC fuel economy has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Scion tC in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 27.5
  flat lead hvy 5 0 10 85 75 28.9
  flat light none 50 1 1 48 75 26.0
  flat med none 1 1 1 97 70 28.7
  mtns med none 0 20 20 60 60 25.0
2006 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 12 5 7 76 71 27.2  
  Averages flat med light 12 5 7 76 71 27.2
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Scion tC has been averaging 27.2 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 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (12 percent), in the suburbs (7 percent), and in the city (5 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.
 
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 28.5
  flat med hvy 13 13 13 63 70 20.0
  flat light light 15 15 10 60 65 31.2
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 27.0
  flat med light 24 24 25 26 70 26.0
  flat med none 6 0 0 94 75 25.0
  flat lead hvy 0 0 0 100 80 25.0
  hills med hvy 3 7 20 70 70 29.5
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 15 11 16 58 74 26.5  
  Averages flat med light 15 11 16 58 74 26.5
With the 180-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Scion tC fuel economy has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Scion tCs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in heavy traffic (15 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 Scion tC MPG

Scion tC Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2009 2dr Hatch 180-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Gas saving, takes awhile for the tank to be empty, and good for commuting
2006 2dr Hatch 180-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Perfectly acceptable-to-good fuel economy for 2.4 liters 160 hp engine and 3000 pound car weight.
2006 2dr Hatch 180-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD with 163hp, it got relatively decent fuel economy.
Scion tC Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2006 2dr Hatch 180-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD Sometimes I feel like the car ought to have a sixth gear.