When we compare the Scion tC's and the Subaru Impreza's specifications and ratings, the Scion tC has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Subaru Impreza has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Scion tC's and the Subaru Impreza's specifications and ratings, the Subaru Impreza is a better car than the Scion tC.
Scion tC vs. Subaru Impreza Pricing
A used 2016 Scion tC ranges from $10,619 to $19,997 while a used 2016 Subaru Impreza is priced between $9,778 to $19,457.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Scion tC’s base engine makes 179 horsepower, and the Subaru Impreza base engine makes 148 horsepower. The tC is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 450 miles. The Impreza is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 493 miles. This gives the Subaru Impreza the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Scion tC. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Subaru Impreza has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Scion tC has the advantage in the area of cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Subaru Impreza has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.