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2011 Scion xD Photo
6.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
$14,292
BASE MSRP
$15,110
On Quality
Short, hard front seats spoil an otherwise well-appointed, well-designed interior.
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Its doors close with a reassuring thunk, and bumps don't rattle through the cabin.
Car and Driver

The doors weren't tinny, and the fit and finish was clean and tight.
Cars.com

The xD's seating position is upright, but taller drivers may complain of a legroom shortage.
Edmunds

Every time we got in the car we reached down to look for a nonexistent seat height adjustment.
CNET


The Scion xD has a well-designed interior that's quite roomy, but its seating isn't all that comfortable. While the front seats are supportive for quick drives, taller drivers will find the lower cushions just too short, a common complaint in small cars. What's more, the padding is hard, and flat, making them feel a bit like barstools. Furthermore, while the backseat slides six inches back and forth, and the rear seatback-which is split 60/40-can recline 10 degrees—which helps with headroom as the elevated, stadium-style position will push taller passengers' heads up against the headliner.

But there's impressive cargo space in back; folding the seats expands the volume to almost minivan size, an impression reinforced by the numerous interior storage bins and cubbyholes.

Fit and finish is typical Toyota, which is to say that assembly quality is top-notch and materials are respectable, though there's a lot of hard-and-hollow (though textured) plastic. The front doors feature molded-in bottle holders, and there are bins forward of the gear selector and to the left of the steering wheel.

Contrary to the sportiness you might expect, the xD comes with some pretty soft suspension settings; that helps keep the ride comfortable and also seems to keep road noise at bay.

Conclusion

Short, hard front seats spoil an otherwise well-appointed, well-designed interior.

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