In comparing the Honda Civic's and the Scion tC's specifications and ratings, the Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. 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 Honda Civic's and the Scion tC's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Honda Civic vs. Scion tC Pricing
A used 2016 Honda Civic ranges from $12,993 to $21,998 while a used 2016 Scion tC is priced between $10,499 to $19,997.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the Scion tC base engine makes 179 horsepower. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 471 miles. The tC is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 450 miles. This gives the Honda Civic the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Scion tC. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Honda Civic has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Scion tC has the advantage in the areas of rear head room cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Honda Civic has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.