2016 Honda Accord Coupe vs. 2016 Scion tC

2016 Honda Accord Coupe

2016 Honda Accord Coupe

2016 Scion tC

2016 Scion tC


If you’re looking at the 2016 Scion tC and thinking it might make the right new car for you because of its distinctive styling and its blend of performance and efficiency, then you should definitely consider the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe as an even better alternative. With an available V6 engine, seriously impressive efficiency, and stylish good looks, the Accord cuts a pretty impressive figure in this segment. Take a look at how they compare below as you make your decision here in the Crystal Lake and Elgin, IL area!


The 2016 Scion tC with automatic transmission earns an EPA estimate of 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 mpg highway. That’s not bad, but the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe with continuously variable transmission and a 2.4L four-cylinder earns an estimated 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway/30 mpg combined*. Even the 3.5L V6 powered Accord with six-speed automatic transmission earns an estimated 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway/25 mpg combined.


The 2016 Scion tC gets a 2.5L four-cylinder that makes 179 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Again, those numbers aren’t bad, but the base 2016 Honda Accord Coupe with its 2.4L four-cylinder simply outperforms, making 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The available 3.5L V6 in the Accord cranks things up even further, making 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque.


The 2016 Scion tC earned a four-star rating in numerous National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests, including a four star rating in the rollover test as well as the frontal crash test. The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe earned perfect five-star ratings in all NHTSA tests. The Honda Accord Coupe is also available with the new Honda Sensing suite of preventative safety features, including forward collision warning and automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. The Scion tC is not available with anything comparable.

Interior Features

The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe comes with more overall passenger volume than the 2016 Scion tC. That means you’ll find more front and rear headroom, front legroom, and front and rear hiproom in the Accord Coupe than in the Scion tC.

The Accord also comes standard with some important interior features like:

  • Automatic climate control
  • A rearview camera
  • Remote trunk release
  • Floor mats
  • A CD player
  • None of those come standard on the tC.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

You can find the new Accord Coupe here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, your leading Elgin area Honda dealership. We’re at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, so visit us to test drive the Accord today!


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.