2009 Scion tC Release Series 5.0 On Sale This March

Scion has been releasing special editions of its models since shortly after the brand debuted. The latest is the just-introduced tC Release Series 5.0, which means it’s the fifth special edition of the tC coupe. This time out, Toyota wants to feature its performance aftermarket division, TRD, so the RS 5.0 gets special 19-inch matte black wheels, a TRD sports muffler, a TRD rear sway bar and TRD lowering springs. And it only comes in black.

The package will cost an additional $2,300 over the base tC’s starting price of $17,000 with a manual transmission and $17,800 with an automatic. Not included is TRD’s supercharger that was developed specifically for the tC. You can add that to the 5.0, however, at a cost of $3,200. The supercharger boosts power to 200 hp. The 2009 Scion tC RS 5.0 will debut at the Chicago auto show later this week.

By David Thomas | February 9, 2009 | Comments (3)



It's pretty nice looking... just like every other tC over the last 5 years. It needs swapped out for a new coupe next year, perhaps a slightly more fuel efficient one? That's the only thing that kept me from getting that car. I loved the looks at the time, but 28mpg wasn't quite enough for me. I ended up getting a 1st gen xB and am now enjoying about 28 mpg in the CITY.


The car does not come with 19 in. rims. It comes with 18's, not a big deal I know. But just wanted to correct that. I am currently waiting to pick my own RS 5.0 from the dealership, all the paperwork is filled out. :D


I have a 2008 tc automatic and I get 25 mpg city and 34 mpg hwy. And I like to drive fast so it is a very fuel efficient car. Not to mention my parents pay for my gas!

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