2016 Toyota Scion tC  RealSafeCars60Safety Rating

#93 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#163 of all 2016 vehicles


The Scion tC, part of Toyota's lineup since 2005, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Toyota Scion tC is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Toyota Scion tC has a score of 60, implying a 0.069% chance of driver death (6.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Toyota Scion tC has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0687% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.8498%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0687% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.8498% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Toyota Scion tC is 43% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Toyota Scion tC is 34% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8055Toyota Scion tCKia ForteMitsubishi LancerHyundai ElantraM. Outlander SportVolkswagen JettaJeep CompassV. Golf SportWagenVolkswagen BeetleHyundai TucsonFord FocusBuick VeranoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Toyota Scion tC with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 80. The 2016 Toyota Scion tC is less safe than the 2016 Kia Forte, the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2016 Buick Verano, the 2016 Ford Focus, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, and the 2016 Jeep Compass.

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