Scion xB

Base MSRP price range:
$17,120 - $18,070
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Ratings Category: Compact cars
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Scion xB Overview

The funky-looking xB is a versatile and reliable little hauler, but it feels rather basic and insubstantial. It uses a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers good performance but returns only 23-mpg overall, lousy for a small four-cylinder hatchback. The ride is fairly compliant, and handling is responsive. Its cabin is quiet enough, but the center-mounted gauges and layout for the radio controls are a little annoying. The rear seat is enormous, and cabin access is very easy. The cargo area is generous, but low windows and thick roof pillars make the cabin dark and impair visibility. Reliability has been outstanding. The xB will be discontinued this year.

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