2011 Scion xD Photo
/ 10
On Quality
$7,442 - $13,981
On Quality
Short, hard front seats spoil an otherwise well-appointed, well-designed interior.
6.0 out of 10
Browse Scion xD inventory in your area.


QUALITY | 6 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

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.

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

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

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.


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

« Prev: Performance Next: Safety »
Other Choices Read More
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.