After it’s debut at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, Scion has now announced pricing for the new 2011 second-generation tC. Models will start at $18,275 with a six-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed automatic model will start at $19,275. This represents over a $1,000 increase from last year’s model.
The price hike isn’t unjustified, however, with the new 2011 model sporting such standard features as power windows and locks with remote keyless entry, air conditioning, a panoramic moonroof, 18-inch wheels and sports seats.
Under the hood, the 2011 model gets a new 2.5-liter engine with 19 more horsepower and 11 more ft-lbs of torque for a total of 180-hp and 173 ft-lbs. That’s good for a 0-60 mph time of 7.6 seconds (manual) and 8.3 seconds (automatic), a drop of 0.6 and 0.8 seconds respectively. Fuel economy is also up several ticks to 23/31-mpg (city/highway), thanks in part to the new six-speed transmissions.
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