2016 Honda Civic Coupe vs. 2016 Scion tC

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

2016 Scion tC

2016 Scion tC

The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe and the 2016 Scion tC are both small cars with two doors that deliver efficiency and fun-to-drive dynamics. So which one is going to be better for you here on the road in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL? You can find out exactly how they compare below!


You can see in EPA estimates that the 2016 Scion tC doesn’t compete when it comes to efficiency. It offers an unimpressive 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 mpg combined based on EPA estimates. The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe with continuously variable transmission and a 2.0L four-cylinder engine earns an estimate of 30 mpg city/41 mpg highway/34 mpg combined*, or up to 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined with the 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder.

Power and Performance

The 2016 Scion tC is only available with a 2.5L four-cylinder, which makes 179 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. That might be a little more power than either 2016 Honda Civic Coupe model: the base 2.0L engine makes 158 hp while the 1.5L turbo makes 174 hp. Nevertheless, the Honda is likely quicker. The Scion sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds in testing by Motor Trend, while Car and Driver pushed the turbocharged Civic from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.8 seconds.


The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe achieved the best possible 2016 Top Safety Pick+ ranking in testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with the Honda Sensing suite of preventative safety and driver assistance technologies. The 2016 Scion tC is not available with features like collision prevention braking, which is part of the Honda Sensing system, so it was not eligible for the Top Safety Pick+ award.


The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe provides 91.0 cubic feet of cabin space, compared to 88.4 cubic feet in the 2016 Scion tC. That means more front head room, front and second row leg room, and front and second row shoulder room in the Civic.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

You can drive the current Honda Civic Coupe today here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, which is a quick trip from anywhere in the Schaumburg, Elgin, and Chicago areas. Visit us today to learn more about the Honda Civic Coupe or any other Honda model in our inventory!

*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.