Scion xB Model Overview

Scion xB Questions

Whining Sound On My Xb 2012 109k Miles

Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and new to scion cars too. I bought my scion 2012 xB on November last year from Toyota dealer and it has 109k miles on it. So far everything is good but there a...

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Where Is The Acccident Info

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2005 Scion Xb With 167,000 Miles. Just Ordered New Plugs( Ngk 7090 G Power,...

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Carguru

How does carguru work, do they check my credit score. Or my income. I've been told used cars are high on interest is so how much and is there a down payment. What do they ask me for a license or i...

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Have A 2006 Scion That Slips A Little In All Gears What's The Problem

Have a 2006 scion that slips a little in all gears what's the problem 5 speed manual transmission?

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Scion xB Overview

Choosing to think inside of the box, Toyota introduced its new U.S.-only Scion division with the help of the Scion xB, a boxy, 5-door hatch wagon based on the Japanese bB. Along with the more rounded xA, the Scion xB was rolled out slowly over the course of 2004, with a nationwide release in 2005. The xB was part of Toyota's overall attempt to woo young drivers, and it offered an affordable, roomy car with good fuel economy, no-haggle pricing, and a long list of personalized accessories designed to appeal to the youth market.

The compact hatch is much like the xA. Both were based on a Toyota Echo and Yaris platform. Both have a 1.5-liter, 103-hp I4 engine with choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Both come standard with ABS brakes, traction and stability control, power features, sport seats, and keyless entry. But the Scion xB ended up outselling the xA almost two to one, surprising Toyota, who thought it would be the other way around. Another surprise was its appeal to the over-30 crowd. Perhaps both phenomena were because of a combination of its low price and its cargo versatility. The xB's boxy milk truck shape offers an unbeatable 46 inches of headroom and allows for maximum space utilization (43 cubic feat when rear seats are folded) whether it's for cargo or passengers. Its unique look, with a lower ground clearance and ground effects that the xA did not have, was also appealing.

Drivers can choose from a list of 40 customizable accessories, including performance parts, lighting configurations, satellite radio, a roof rack and other mostly superficial features. In 2006, the xB added an upgraded and much praised sound system with iPod connectivity. These features could be chosen directly at the dealership, reducing the hassle of negotiation or deciding between a variety of bundled packages.

The xB now accounts for 40% of Scion sales. Owners seem to like its agile handling, affordability, high ride height and good visibility, and its overall value. Detractions include somewhat cramped rear legroom, sluggish acceleration with the auto tran, and general lack of power. The all-new 2008 model plans to address some of these issues. The new xB will be longer and wider and feature the more powerful 2.4-liter, 158-hp engine found in the sporty tC. Now standard will be six airbags and cruise control, which was not even offered as an option previously.

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