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Among sensibly sized, urban-friendly vehicles, the 2011 Scion xB is one of the safest choices.
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'Good,' frontal offset; 'good,' side impact; ‘good,’ rear impact; ‘good,’ roof strength; Top Safety Pick

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The 2011 xB is a solid safety pick, whether you're looking at the safety equipment list or performance in major crash-test programs. It comes with a long list of standard safety features, including anti-lock brakes, side and curtain airbags, and stability control, setting a high standard for its affordable price class. The stability control system can only be temporarily disengaged—to get out of a snowy driveway, for instance—at speeds below 35 mph.

While the current xB hasn't been tested by the federal government under the new revised 2011 ratings system, it's earned excellent scores from the insurance-supported Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It's awarded the 2011 Scion xB its highest score of "good" for all categories—frontal offset, side, and rear impact protection, as well as roof strength. In former testing under the old federal system, the xB received four and five stars for front and side impact protection, respectively, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The only tarnish to the xB's otherwise stellar safety package is outward visibility; the wide rear pillars create a substantial blind spot for most drivers, though taller drivers might not be bothered by it as much.


Among sensibly sized, urban-friendly vehicles, the 2011 Scion xB is one of the safest choices.

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