SAFETY: 2011 Scion tC earns NHTSA five-star image

NHTSA awarded a five-star safety rating for the 2011 Scion tC. The news of course will come in handy for the many parents of youth begging them to help get them one as their first car.

All Scion models meet or exceed the safety requirements of the federal government and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The tC comes standard with a total of 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.

“All Scion models meet or exceed the safety requirements of the federal government and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),” Scion said.

The Smart Stop Technology system reduces engine power when the brake is firmly applied, which brings the car to a full stop even if the gas pedal is fully depressed. The tC is smart built in order to distribute crash impact forces with the help of reinforced cross and side members that are laid out horizontally in the passenger compartment.

The other major organization that conducts crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), has already given the 2011 Scion tC its best possible rating, with ‘good’ results in frontal offset, side impact, rear, and roof strength tests and the organization’s Top Safety Pick accolade.