April 13, 2011 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the all-new 2011 Scion tC sports coupe, a top overall rating of five stars.
The New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), a consumer information program created by NHTSA, rates vehicles to determine crash and rollover safety. The test ratings are gathered during controlled crash and rollover tests conducted at the NHTSA research facilities. The announcement was released on the NHTSA website www.safercar.gov.
All Scion models meet or exceed the safety requirements of the U.S. federal government, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and all Canadian safety standards.
The tC comes standard with a total of eight supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags including driver and front passenger airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front-passenger knee airbag, and side curtain airbags.
All 2011 Scion vehicles, including the tC, come standard equipped in Canada with the Star Safety System. The Scion Star Safety System includes Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). Additional safety features include active front headrests.
The all-new Scion tC, which went on sale in October 2010, has an impressive list of standard features including 180-horsepower, a 6-speed transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels and a 300-watt 8-speaker audio system.
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Note: All NHTSA testing performed on U.S. specification models.