When comparing the Scion tC's and the Scion xB's specifications and ratings, the Scion tC has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Scion xB has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Scion tC's and the Scion xB's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Scion tC vs. Scion xB Pricing
A used 2015 Scion tC ranges from $9,499 to $17,999 while a used 2015 Scion xB is priced between $7,998 to $17,995.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Scion tC’s base engine makes 179 horsepower, and the Scion xB base engine makes 158 horsepower. The tC is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 450 miles. The xB is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 392 miles. This gives the Scion tC the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Scion xB. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Scion xB has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Scion tC has the advantage in the areas of front leg room cargo space.