2005 Scion xB User Reviews

2005 Scion xB Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"fuel economy" 25 reviews
"ride" 15 reviews
"space" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 13 reviews
"small power" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews

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adamilm writes:
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4

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Amazing amount of space, great gas millage, fantastic visibility, easy and fun car to drive... Unlimited free XM radio!

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Could use a little more power for uphills if it has a lot of cargo

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The Most Reliable Car I've Ever Owned, And An Amazing Deal. — Probably the best car I've ever owned. Between the interior space, which makes the car feel huge, and its compact exterior makes it super easy to drive and park, it really is different then anything I've ever driven. I've never had an issue with this car! It's only ever needed gas and fluids. It has a good ride feel, comfortable seats, and is great for trips especially with the XM radio which is just awesome (especially since it's free!). This car may have been geared towards kids in their late teens, but it really works well for families with all of the interior space, and fuel economy it should not be overlooked. Really an excellent car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lisa writes:
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It's cute and small like me!

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I only own one of them!

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More Bang For Your Buck! — Gets the best gas mileage ever! Roomy yet compact. Manual tranny with 5 speeds has enough get up and go to blow by 'performance' vehicles when necessary

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Dustin writes:
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gas mileage, apperance, resell value, and its a toyota!

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Sound levels at highway speeds, power.

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Its A Box, Lots Of Room.....surprisingly! — Excellent gas mileage, decent performance, and very economical. i have had 4 of my friends plus me in the car and it still operates the same. The VVT-i engine is surprisingly peppy. I bought this car specificly for looks and gas mileage and it is money well spent. Now that gas is 4.00 a gallon i couldnt be happier on my choice one year ago.

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ProfleXions_com writes:
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5

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its awesome on gas, road trips, travel, work

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no 4x4

ProfleXions_com
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Best Car For Best Value — This is the most impressive car i have ever owned. This is the best car you can buy. We have done everything in this car, great for families and working. i have fit a kids bed in the back as well as lumber. its perfect!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Pcechris2572 writes:
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This is a great little car that handles well.  I've been getting 30MPG consistently.

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Big low profile tires don't make for the smoothest ride.

Pcechris2572
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Good Looking Car With Lots Of Personality — I enjoy the visibility from the large windshield, great headroom and legroom for tall people. This little car has lots of power for such a small engine. It handles the mountains very well kicking in lower gear when necessary. The low profile tires were not made for a super smooth ride but great if you like the look. The cargo space is fantastic when the back seats are down. The opening is larger than our full size SUV to haul large boxes. The remote-start is great for either very hot or cold days so you don't have to get in until the temperature is comfortable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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TheManInDboX writes:
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Endless list

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safety was a question, power was MIA,

TheManInDboX
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Best Mini-suv Ever — I bought this car at the height of the fuel price jump. I had a Nissan Sentra SER-Spec-V that i traded in on it for.. I wanted reliability and Nissan is just not there anymore. The XB was a new design at the time, there was nothing else on the road like it. It had a huge aftermarket scene for parts, which made it that much more like a blank canvas. I had owned toyota's in which i had done motor swaps, and maintenance on before so i knew there was potential in power, styling, and the cost of 15k new out the door made it that much more fun to look into. I drove this car for only a short amount of time. But i met some great people because of it. www.scionrg.com and became part of a club. I ended up building my box toward my personality, and also loved the optional mods that existed for it. I would buy another one tomorrow. Reliable, never had a single issue, they are not fast, actually very slow, but they have tons of potential and loads of interior volume.. Biggest back seat of any car i owed.. (Even a Cadillac)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Duane writes:
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gas

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not very aerodynamic

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Love My Toaster — What more could you ask for? 30mpg no matter how I drive it.

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Eugene writes:
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fun to drive

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none

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I'd Buy Another — performance-good for an everyday driver build quality-solid with very little squeaks and rattles appearance-decent for a basic car cost of ownership-gets good gas mileage,very little needed done other then basic maintaince fun factor-love it.I'd buy another one in a heartbeat

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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commotoed writes:
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Great small car, lots of space, easy to park, very good gas mileage, comfortable with passengers, over 160k trouble free miles. Seven years on the battery and  Front brakes lasted till 95k miles.

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always would like more power

commotoed
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The Original Box! — Great small car, lots of space, easy to park, very good gas mileage, comfortable with passengers, over 160k trouble free miles. Front pads replaced @ 95k, rear shoes repl;aced @ 115k, oil service every 5k. Drive daily as sales & delivery vehicle, love it! Got a set of winter tire and the Xb goes like my Ridgeline (AWD) in the snow. The utlility of the Xb is fantastic, I deliver Baked good in the morning and use for Sales calls in the afternoon. I do have a trailer hitch and the Xb will tow a couple Motorcycles........carefully. This car is NOT for sale!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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psev119 writes:
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Pretty good gas milage. Sporty vibe depending on your preferences. Very spacious for passengers and driver. Very inexpensive to keep maintained. Never have had any problems.

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Pretty slow, only 108 horsepower with little torque. Can be considered ugly to some people. Interior is very bland and plastic. Not many extra luxuries you find in most cars. Definitely a budget car.

psev119
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Your Average Toaster. — This being my first car to own, I was very excited to drive it whenever I wanted and however I wanted. But after a month or so, I realized how slow it actually was and the excitement faded away. The interior is very basic, even below basic. Not much going on on the dash. It's a good car if you're on a strict budget, but don't expect getting anywhere fast. I average at about 27mpg, and that's with my heavy foot on the accelerator. Japanese cars are always trustworthy, but this one is more like a trustworthy snail. You could easily buy a different car with more power for around the same price. It's worth just forking out the cash and then selling it later for 2k less. I would just put some money down on a faster car like the Mazda3, and finance the rest if possible.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2004 Scion xB Reviews

Small, Stylish And Cost Effective. By Tibco68

The body style is very "cool" these days. I love the fuel mileage. There is plenty of headroom. It fits is every size parking space with no problem. I would like a larger cargo space and possibly a c... Read More

Great Teenage Car By tanmanmosco

I really like driving this car around town. It is a very comfortable ride. As I have gotten older, I realize that I would love to have more power in a car. Overall, I would really recommend picking up... Read More

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2006 Scion xB Reviews

The Toaster By stanman

I like it fine. Very cool factor, better design than later models. Easy to customize with lots of accessories available. Fits lots of cargo with rear seats folded flat. Typical Toyota construction qua... Read More

Boxy But Dependable And Safe! By ashaleeta

I've loved this car since the first day I bought it. It has been very reliable and dependable throughout the years, making getting around cities an absolute breeze. Safe, yet tough, this Scion xB is f... Read More

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2008 Scion xB Reviews

Just Good Ole Fun For Kicking Around Town By Vinman

Love the easy maintenance, good gas milleage and fun to drive. Handles great and has a lot of get up and go. Great car for a first time driver because of all of the above features. With the low maint.... Read More

I Love It! By susan_m

I dislike that it doesn't have four or all wheel drive option. Other than that, this is the most reliable and comfortable car I could imagine. I recommend this vehicle for anyone, including families... Read More

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2009 Scion xB Reviews

Cool Car For Gettin Around In. By MPWallace

I primarily use this car to get to and from work. I am a musician. The Scion xB has more room than most SAVs and is great on gas. The only downside to the car is that if running Low Pro tires, it can ... Read More

Great Car For The Money And It's Made By Toyota. By jxprice

Great car! Does well all the way around. Wallet friendly on everything from oil changes to tires to gas. Good pick up for a four banger and handles nicely on the road. There's a lot more room insi... Read More

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2010 Scion xB Reviews

It's A Little On The Outside And Big On The Inside Fun Kinda Car! By evilwillieg

My wife and I have rode comfortably in this car with 3 kids and one in a car seat. The inside of this car is huge. There's no need to worry about setting the seat back to far that it might interfere w... Read More

Fun Commuter Car By George

Fun car to drive to and from work. Maintenance has only been oil changes and recently new tires. Other than that there have been no issues at all with this vehicle. Gets great gas mileage on the highw... Read More

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