The Scion tC sports coupe is the latest 2011 vehicle car to receive a top five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), a consumer information program created by NHTSA, rates vehicles to determine crash and rollover safety. The test ratings are gathered during controlled crash and rollover tests conducted at the NHTSA research facilities.
All Scion models meet or exceed safety requirements of the federal government and NHTSA.
The Scion tC features include: 180 horsepower, 6-speed transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels and a 300-watt 8-speaker audio system.
Also standard are eight supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags including driver and front passenger airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front-passenger knee airbag and side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), traction control (TRAC), vehicle stability control (VSC) and smart stop technology (SST).
For crash test results and other safety issue studies conducted by the NHTSA, visit: www.safercar.gov.
Article Last Updated: April 12, 2011.
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