|

Cars

Scion xB
Scion xB
Find out how much the dealer paid with Cars Best Deals Plus Access.
    You'll get:
  • Consumer Reports Bottom Line Price
  • Unlimited New and Used Car Price Reports
Base MSRP price range:
$16,970 - $20,420
Dividing line
Car Type: Compact cars
CR overall score
What's this?
?
Chart key
Highest
79
This model
??
Lowest
44
Bottom key
Scion xB Overview

The funky-looking xB is versatile and reliable little hauler. It uses a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers good performance but returns only 23 mpg overall. The ride is fairly compliant, and handling is responsive. The interior is quiet, but having the main gauges mounted in the center of the dash is a little annoying, and the radio controls are a bit confusing. 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.

A subscription to ConsumerReports.org includes Consumer Reports road test reports (based on over 50 different tests).

Scion Blog Content
New Mini Coopers get worse mpg than thought
2014 Mini Cooper ReviewFor the fifth time in four years, an automaker has had to revise official government fuel economy labels downward as the Environmental Protection Agency tightens its oversight of fuel economy tes...
Can the 2015 Ford Expedition EL keep up with the Chevrolet Suburban?
For most cars, buyers typically have the pleasure—or the pain—of cross-shopping among a dozen or more competitors. But those in the market for an extended-length, truck-based SUV will find the ch...
Huge air bag recall spurs immediate action
Government Makes Urgent Plea in Airbag RecallTakata is not exactly a household name, but it may soon become one. Its products, such as safety belts and air bags, are in many cars on the road today, including 7.8 million that are being recal...
Driving a BMW with night vision proves illuminating
Night-vision Technology in Cars Protects PedestriansWe recently had the opportunity to experience the latest in night vision technology on a BMW 7 Series. Though we have evaluated night vision systems in the past, this one proved to have far clear...
Frisky BMW 428i Gran Coupe adds versatility to the recipe
2014 BMW 4 Series ReviewLately, BMW has been concocting model variants with such frequency as to recall Heinz’s understated 57 varieties. We sampled the most recent flavor recently, the rather spicy BMW 428i Gran Coupe....