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2011 Scion xD Comfort & Quality

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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.

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

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.

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