2008 SCION XB
This car is very spacious, multiple configurations for loading all kinds of gear, and it drives like a champ for my needs. Good acceleration for those moments of needed gitty up ananextremely customizable. Doesn't hurt that Toyota makes it and as far as reliability is concerned seem to do rather well. Safety is key with any vehicvehiclemy previous Scion tC saved my life from a driver side collision, I like to stick with something that I felt has done the job for me.
by MIKE G
2008 SCION XB
Bought the Scion xB because it had a good balance of performance and economy, delivered a huge bang for the buck, and didn't look like everything else on the road. It's big on the inside, small on the outside, functional and fun to drive. I got the five speed because I like to "actively drive" as opposed to "taking the car out for a drive," and use it primarily for road trips. On top of every thing else it has Toyota build quality and has performed flawlessly. This is one of the best cars I have ever owned.
2006 SCION XB
This is the second xB I've owned. I favor the "square" 1st gen xB's due to their classic/iconic look. Great cars that are dependable, roomy for a sub-compact and get great mpg!!
2006 SCION XB
2006 SCION XB's are great "Not so Little" little cars. I am 6'5" and there is plenty of headroom for me and behind me. Drop the rear seats down and there is plenty of storage space as well for moving kids into college. We bought the zippy manual transmission 1.4L specifically for the 30mpg. The newer model have a bigger 2.4L engine at the cost of some MPG. Got a Carfax before credit purchase & then right on the lot put in the vin; super easy on my phone and gave me that comfort it wasn't a total lemon. 2000 miles later it runs great no complaints
2012 SCION XB
I enjoy the roominess of the XB. I don't have that boxed in feeling I experienced with my Prius. The only things I miss are the MPG and back up camera my former vehicle provided. I believe that Toyota has made a huge marketing error in discontinuing this model in light of the high price of new cars!
by Fast Eddie
Scion xB Information
With the body of a miniature delivery truck nobody can say the Scion xB doesn''t stand out. Marketed for the coveted 18-34 demographic, the youth-oriented Toyota compact car has been sold in the US since 2003. Initially the xB was only sold in California before being gradually moving to bigger markets across the US in 2005.
While only appearing a little over 10 years ago, what makes this car so unique is its customizable features. Through different release series vehicle for each model year, no two cars are likely to be the same. From 2004-2006 the xB RS 1.0-1.4 were introduced, each was painted a different color, had different grille features, color tuned interiors, turn signals, wheel covering, mufflers, and produced different decibel levels.
The second generation xB debuted at the 2006 New York Auto Show. With five doors, this version was meant to be 'less boxy' than previous models and was 600 pounds heavier than the original. A choice of three new head units was available with the 2008 Scions, plus all sound systems featured six speakers and iPod connectivity.
Like the first generation, these xB's also had a line of RS's. These models'5.0 through 2013's 10.0'all came in customizable paint colors and featured similar options as the first generation.
Antilock brakes, air-conditioning, stability and traction control, power windows, mirrors and locks, customizable 15 inch steel wheels, side and head curtain airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, and a first-aid kit.
- The Scion 2008 xB was one of Car and Drivers Top Safety Vehicles of 2008 that was under $25,000
- Cars.com 2013 Top 10 Best Base Models