For its price and size, the 2008 Scion xD provides admirable safety for its occupants.
In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash testing, the xD scored four of five stars for both driver and passenger side frontal impact, and the same rating for rollover resistance. The vehicle earned five stars for both side impact ratings, driver and rear passenger.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the xD an “acceptable” rating for its crash offset test and a “good” for both side and rear impact.
Edmunds calls the xD’s roster of standard safety features “impressive.” This includes anti-lock brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, front seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and front active head restraints.
Cars.com mentions the xD’s standard four-wheel disc brakes and driver’s knee airbag.