2010 Scion xD vs. Its Competition

2010 Scion xD
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

Against the 2010 Scion xD, the Aveo5 offers a larger, more comfortable interior, but it lags in virtually all other areas (features, performance, safety) and is quickly growing long in the tooth.

New this year, the Kia Soul has won raves for its angular but smart styling, a high level of standard equipment, and a spacious interior, though it's hardly the quickest box on the block.

The Nissan Versa feels bigger than the Scion xD, with poise and a ride that's notably better, but from behind the wheel, it's just not that sporty to drive.

In the end, the Honda Fit is the car to beat in this category.

It's the most practical car in the group, sporty to drive, with plenty of headroom and a backseat that holds full-size adults.

Its Magic Seat design, which seems to fold into dozens of combinations for impressive cargo volume, is simply unmatched by any other car.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2010 Scion xD is a substantial, feature-laden choice in the econobox class, and buyers can customize to their heart's content.
8.4
Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits.
7.4
The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
7.0
The 2008 Nissan Versa isn’t particularly sporty, fashionable, or innovative, but it offers an astonishing amount of space, comfort, and features for the money.
MSRP From   
$14,900$13,300$13,950$12,880
Gas Mileage   
27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas 4-cyl
EPA Class   
Subcompact carSmall Station WagonSmall Station WagonCompact
Style Name   
5-Door HB Manual (Natl)5-Door Wagon Manual5-Door HB Manual4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Wagon5dr Wgn5-Door Hatchback4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
ManualManualManualManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Scion xD vs. 2010 Kia Soul2010 Scion xD vs. 2008 Honda Fit2010 Scion xD vs. 2008 Nissan Versa