Have the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be worried about a stiff ride, although the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a good bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide variety of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Scion Tced. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2020 Scion Tced is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to select from.
As has been the case for a time, you can get the 2020 Scion Tced with a four-cylinder engine or a more powerful V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 Scion Tced Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Scion Tced is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Scion Tced also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Scion Tced with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Scion Tced provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you choose one of the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to select from across the way.
The 2020 Scion Tced is as competent as they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content helps it be supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a little more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2020 Scion Tced might you need to be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Scion Tced is the base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Scion Tced Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features located on the upper trim levels can be put into the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL sound system combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Scion Tced stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to match longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make many people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however, not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is really a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Scion Tced has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so the front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.