For its final year in production, the Scion xA (which was replaced in the 2008 model year by the new xD) received a minor makeover, which included a redesigned grille and new headlights and taillights. Other new features included a multifunction steering wheel with audio controls, new exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, and an upgraded Pioneer audio system with iPod connectivity that displays song and artist info on a head-unit screen.
Power for the 2006 xA was provided by a 1.5-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine that produced 103 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission was standard, while a four-speed automatic was available as an option.
Although it had a long list of dealer-installed options, the 2006 Scion xA also came nicely equipped with such standard features as air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with keyless entry, a tilt steering wheel, and a choice of three wheel covers, as well as a Pioneer AM/FM stereo system with a CD player and iPod connectivity.
Other features included antilock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, a front power outlet, and even a first aid kit.
Thanks to Toyota build quality, the xA received four-star crash ratings. Drivers were impressed with the xA's high gas mileage, styling, agile handling, and great overall value. The sound system was also a plus with many drivers.
|Air Conditioning||Front air conditioning|
|Airbags||Dual front airbags|
|Audio System||Antenna type · Single disc in-Dash CD · Pioneer premium brand · AM/FM radio|
|Brakes||ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: drum|
|Child Safety||Child safety locks · Child seat anchors|
|Convenience Features||Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: storage organizer, door pockets|
|Driver Seat||Manual adjustments: 8|
|Headrests||Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: adjustable|
|Instrumentation||Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level|
|Locks||Power door locks: remote|
|Mirrors||Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals|
|Passenger Seat||Manual Adjustments|
|Rear Seats||Folding: split folding · Type: bench|
|Safety||First aid kit|
|Seatbelts||Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners|
|Seats||Front seat type: sport · Upholstery: cloth|
|Spare Tire||Mount Location: inside|
|Suspension||Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear|
|Tires||Type: all season|
|Tires and Rims||15 Inch Wheels · P Tires · T Speed Rated Tires|
|Wheels||Rim type: steel · Wheel covers: full|
|Windows||Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper|