When comparing the Acura RSX's and the Scion tC's specifications and ratings, the Acura RSX has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The Scion tC has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Acura RSX's and the Scion tC's specifications and ratings, the Scion tC is a better car than the Acura RSX.
Acura RSX vs. Scion tC Pricing
A used 2006 Acura RSX ranges from $5,699 to $16,198 while a used 2006 Scion tC is priced between $2,991 to $8,175.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Acura RSX’s base engine makes 155 horsepower, and the Scion tC base engine makes 160 horsepower. The RSX is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 403 miles. The tC is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 378 miles. This gives the Acura RSX the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Scion tC. Both models use gasoline.