There aren’t too many coupe options on the marketplace anymore, but if you think that Albany drivers are stuck with the 2015 Scion tC 6MT’s mpg ratings, we have news for you. Honda has a coupe version of their famous small car, the Civic, and it bests the entry-level tC in some of the most important criteria, including features and fuel economy.
Let’s take a look at how the tC stands up to the 2015 Honda Civic LX Coupe with CVT.
Scion vs. Honda Engines
While both of these cars sport a four-cylinder engine under the hood, Honda gives drivers spirited performance with a much more fuel-efficient powertrain than Scion’s. See for yourself:
- The 2015 Scion tC 6MT mpg numbers come in at 31 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city for only 26 mpg combined.
- The 2015 Honda Civic LX Coupe with CVT is rated at an EPA-estimated 39 highway mpg and 30 city mpg for 33 mpg combined.*
Despite its impressive fuel economy, the Civic’s 143 hp leaves many of its small car competitors in the dust. Even if you equip the Scion tC with the available automatic transmission, you’re going to have a tough time meeting the level of precision offered by Honda’s continuously variable transmission. And it’s just one of the features that pushes Honda ahead of Scion in the small coupe world.
Honda Leads on Features
While many modern small cars are available with a wide range of technology features and connectivity amenities, Honda gives drivers quite a few of them without any need to upgrade. You can find the following on each Civic, including the basic LX trim:
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
- Honda’s i-MID infotainment system with touchscreen
- Rearview camera system with built-in guidelines
- Pandora Internet radio compatibility
- SMS text messaging capabilities
The tC does come with some of these features – or comparable alternatives – but in order for it to have the same level of tech as the Civic LX, the Scion tC needs upgrading.
Test Drive a Civic
The 2015 Honda Civic is available as both a coupe and a sedan at a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you. Visit us today to get behind the wheel and see what it has to offer.