Another one makes the list. This time around, it’s the all-new 2011 Scion tC sports coupe that’s been awarded the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) top overall rating of five stars.
The Scion tC, which made its way to dealerships in October 2010, earned top ratings in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and is the latest Scion model to meet these standards. This is a consumer information program created by NHTSA that rates vehicles for crash and rollover safety. In these tests, vehicles are put through their paces in a series of controlled crash and rollover tests.
Helping to make it extra safe, the tC comes with a host of features designed to give drivers peace of mind, including driver and front passenger airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front-passenger knee airbag, and side curtain airbags. It also comes with Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) Smart Stop Technology (SST0), a tire pressure monitoring system and active front headrests.