Sound systems are given plenty of thought, given this vehicle's young target audience. Last year the xB received an upgraded electroluminescent display and standard USB port, in addition to an aux input. The base sound system is a 160-watt, six-speaker Pioneer AM/FM/CD model with MP3 and satellite-radio compatibility, but the optional Alpine Premium Sound System adds a 4.3-inch touch-panel display and HD radio, and it provides for up to three amplifiers: subwoofer, rear, and front.
Buyers who want to personalize their 2011 xB can order from a long list of dealer-installed upgrades and accessories, plus literally hundreds of parts from third parties. Many of the dealer customization options for the 2011 Scion xB are purely cosmetic, but they include a handful of performance accessories from Toyota Racing Division such as suspension and shift kits. Other conveniences include LED interior lighting and a nav system.
The lack of a sophisticated Bluetooth hands-free calling system remains a sore point; all you can get in the xB is an aftermarket-type system that isn't fully integrated.