2009 Scion xB User Reviews

2009 Scion xB Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"interior" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Matt writes:
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3

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fun cheap economical daily crusier

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if u dont like a boxy vehicle

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Overall Great Vehicle To Own — its quicker than it looks has decent entry level audio system its built with toyota quality and is a very practical reliable car. i think the car looks good the car handles better than most would think and it is fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Erick writes:
2009 Scion xB Base Review
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Impulse

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Ride, no interior color choices

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It Has The Potential To Be A Fun Car, But Misses Its Mark — Perhaps a better car for a younger person. A stick shift is a definite. The Ipod interface is a nice touch. A little more sport and a little more utility and this car could be a hit. Needless to say, I kept it for only 3 months.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mel writes:
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5

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eyecatching, good on gas, superb build quality

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long wait from order to delivery, interior trunk lighting

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Scion Xb 2009 Model — A blast to drive and the 'low-rider' appearance makes for compliments from most valet parking attendants! We have added a few modifications here and there to the interior, mainly chrome finishings and alloys. The teal green colour is just fabulous. Performance wise, it is punchy and quick to react when needed. Spacious, good on gas and exceptional build quality. Only downside for me was having to wait for weeks until it was ready and no negotiation on pricing, but hey, when you want quality, you have to pay for it, yes?

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moosehead1 writes:
2009 Scion xB Base Review
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5

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Very versatile, spacious, fun to drive.

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none that I can think of.

moosehead1
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Great Economical Car. — Easy to park in tight places, great turning radius, yet very spacious inside. Lots of leg room in the front and rear seats. Easy fold down seats for lots of cargo area. 8 cup holders to accommodate everybody. Great overall car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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hawaiianson writes:
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4

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Comfortable, good quality for the money, fun to drive!

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Small problems (loose trim, screws)

hawaiianson
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Good Car For The Budget Minded! — The outside appearance is deceiving, making one think that this car is small on the inside, but it's not. There is ample leg room inside, which makes it really comfortable to drive, and just enough space to do grocery shopping. It took awhile to adjust having the gauges in the center of the dash instead of directly in front, but it didn't take long for me to accept the position. On the outside, there were a few small problems with the trim coming off, something that was quickly remedied with double stick tape. And there were a few retaining screws that worked loose from the tire wells, nothing that a few turns of a screw driver took care of. Yes, to some, it does look 'boxy', but it eventually grew on me and the design's not bad. Around town and on level ground, the xB drives great, zipping in and out of traffic. We live on the higher elevation, and the car does lose some power climbing up the mountain road. But with the 5-Speed transmission, the power loss was minimal, the lowest gear I needed to down-shift to climb the hill was 4th gear, so it did good getting us home. We purchased this car because we needed something where everyone could sit comfortably (our other vehicle is a Ford Truck), while going to and from work. We were on a very, tight budget, and the xB fitted our budget nicely. Our main concern was cost, and finding this deal was one we couldn't pass over. As far as mpg goes... right now we're getting minimal 25mpg in the city, more than what the window sticker dictated (22). We've yet to estimate highway mpg (never had a chance to cruise the highway yet). If you're on a budget, and don't really care for appearance but want quality and good performance, I'd recommend the Scion xB. I grew to love this car, and you could too.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ed writes:
2009 Scion xB Base Review
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It's a Scion part of an elite group of owners.

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If your looking for horsepower this isn't your car.

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You Either Love It Or You Hate It. If You Hate It Your Just Being Stubborn. — First of all this is my wifes car and what can I say it's a box with wheels.A little more areodynamic than the first generation design but still a box.This is a great all around car and has plenty of cargo space for hauling items.It also has plenty of front and rear passenger space, took this on a long vacation and was plenty comfortable.The car handles very nice and drives nice too.It gets very good fuel milage for being a box, in the low 30's,and so far there have been no maintenance issues but then again it's a Toyota chassis.The generation 1 lacked in power but this being a second gen. they put a slightly larger engine in it and for it's size has plenty of power.As far as appearance goes it's a scion and only scion owners understand, we love them they are fun and unique to drive.The box is either loved and respected or you just don't like them but then again if you don't like it you've never driven it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steve writes:
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5

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room, ride, features

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windshield and front end are "chip magnets"

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The X-box For '09 — interior room and features for the buck - toyota build quality - silent at 75mph - spot on cruise control. Very, very easy to park in the city...mpg is just ok, but the hp is up by 55 from the previous xB

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Xboxer writes:
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everything

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nothing

Xboxer
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Sweet! — I traded my 05 in and bought the 09.I thought the 05 was great then i drove the new one and wow, i was blown away just getting in it . The space, performance, and power all increased noticeably.It doesnt hav as great as milage but you have to give and take a little. Its quieter than older models, it looks sleek, and its fun to drive. Hope this helps with your decision.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Matt writes:
2009 Scion xB Base Review
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Its decent on gas, fun to drive, peppy, good in the snow, cargo room, nav etc etc etc

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Havn't found anything so far

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2009 Scion Xb — It's really roomy and comfortable. Took it on a few roadtrips and I didn't feel the burning desire to get out of the car and stretch after a few hours. Its decent on gas, fun to drive, peppy, good in the snow, lots of cargo room (70cu inches). Onboard Nav is sweet! (especially with the iPod hook up in the center console) Touch screen control of my iPod. Great car for the price!

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Matthew writes:
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engine.

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seats

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Scion Xb — this car is the one of the best cars i have ever seen and drove in the world. The performence is great so is the apearence. It it a fun car to drive and will be a favourite for me.

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2012 Scion xB Reviews

Love It! By qrystel

Really there is not much that i don't like about this car. The interior is a little soft, so it has a few scratches. The color is great. I handles so well, its higher off the ground, but handles great... Read More

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2011 Scion xB Reviews

Nice Sporty Vehicle With Many Options Including An Alpine Sound System By rsimps

this is a really nice car with only 42,xxx miles on it. has many options including Alpine sound system with subwoofer and sunroof. only 2000 of these were made. good gas mileage at 28 - 30 mpg. be... Read More

Nice All Around Car And The Reliability Is Great By reblhunter

the light in the back dosnt come one when you open the back hatch. the headlights could be a little brighter. being that the front of the car is flat it gets some stone chips . other than that its ... 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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2008 Scion xB Reviews

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

Amazing Car By KJean94

I love everything about this car, I just need something taller for me personally. This car is great for a first car or just one that is very simple for someone. Really great for almost anything you co... Read More

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2006 Scion xB Reviews

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

Never Regretted Buying This By steppinup

Fun, easy car to drive. It demands looks from others for two reasons: half the population thinks it's truly ugly, the other half thinks it's cool. As a business car with logos applied, it gets attent... Read More

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