2014 Scion xB vs. Its Competition

2014 Scion xB
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

There's nothing else quite like the xB today.

But the Nissan Cube and Kia Soul are probably closest.

The Soul is more like a tall-and-boxy version of a small hatchback, and it drives that way as well.

The Cube has some of the same flaws as the xB; it doesn't contain as much cargo space as you might expect, although its seating is very comfortable.

The sharp-handling MINI Cooper Clubman rivals the xB in size and accessories, but it costs thousands of dollars more.

The quirky Nissan Juke also ranks as an alternative to the xB, although it's markedly less practical and has more of a sporty tack.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2014 Scion xB might not be as trendy -- or sensible -- as it tries to be, but it fits a lot of cabin space into a compact footprint.
8.6
The 2014 Kia Soul doesn’t stray from its iconic profile, but it dons more sophistication inside and underneath—with fewer compromises and all in the name of city-friendly, tall-wagon goodness.
7.4
The 2014 Nissan Cube is a boxy fashion statement that puts an emphasis on style, but at the expense of some practicality.
6.8
The 2014 Nissan Juke is part oddball, part exotic, and part awesomely different (although not all that practical) small car.
MSRP From    
$16,970$14,900$16,900$19,170$21,400
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Station WagonSmall Station WagonSmall Station WagonSmall Station WagonSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
5-Door Wagon Manual (SE)5-Door Wagon Manual Base5-Door Wagon Manual S5-Door Wagon CVT S FWD2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55554
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
WagonHatchbackWagonSport UtilityWagon
Transmission    
Manual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2014 Scion xB vs. 2014 Kia Soul2014 Scion xB vs. 2014 Nissan Cube2014 Scion xB vs. 2014 Nissan Juke2014 Scion xB vs. 2014 MINI Cooper Clubman