2005 Scion xB Review

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2005 Scion xB

2005 Scion xB

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While it's actually a lot smaller in real life than it looks in pictures, the decidedly boxy xB is a hot and hip urban alternative to both small sport-utility vehicles and station wagons. It sits fairly low to the ground and carries ground effects and a low front-end skirt with wide air intake to dress up its otherwise angular styling. Just to show there can be a practical side to a trendy styling treatment, the xB affords 21.2 cu. ft. of cargo stowage, which is impressive considering its compact stance. The car comes with the same languid 108-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that powers the xA, and is fitted to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. The xB comes with a more generous features list than does the xA, adding stability control, traction control, and brake assist. As with other Scion models, nearly 40 dealer-installed accessories, ranging from large alloy wheels with low-profile tires to a neon-lighted cupholder, are offered.

2004 Scion xA and xB by Bengt Halvorson (6/23/2003)
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December 20, 2016
2015 Scion xB 5-Door Wagon Automatic (SE)

Fun car, very practical and versatile, lots of aftermarket upgrades. MPG sucks and it's slow however.

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Just got a 2015 one off a one year lease as a CPO from a local Toyota dealer. I used to have a Honda Element and it's very similar to that car but more practical in some ways It's a bit sluggish and the MPG... + More »
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December 3, 2015
2014 Scion xB 5-Door Wagon Automatic (SE)

Great car for packing things!

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I have driven three different years of Scion Xb, and finally bought one for myself. I have room to load an unfolded wheelchair, and a big dog, or pack dogs, luggage, and crates for a dog show weekend, or my... + More »
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October 21, 2015
For 2012 Scion xB

Great for a tall person and lots of room for stuff

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I like the car a lot except for the poor mileage and a couple of quirky things left out. Top gear should be an overdrive ratio to get better mileage on the highway, seems like there is plenty of power in the... + More »
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