13: Scion TC
The original Scion TC is a lost gem of the mid-2000s. What was originally the next generation of the Toyota Celica the TC was an evolution of the design. Toyota went modest with the TC when you compare it to how the Celica looked at the time. But being modest isn’t a bad thing because the TC was a refreshing change. The naturally aspirated motor didn’t need a turbo to deliver impressive performance and driving characteristics (via Edmunds).
Likewise, the Scion TC ushered in a new era of design at Toyota, where the Scion brand was being positioned toward the youth generation. The car had many interesting interior features, which made it stand out. The TC was also one of the first consumer vehicles to offer iPod connectivity and an AUX port, which was a big thing at the time.