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BASE INVOICE
$14,155
BASE MSRP
$14,900
On Safety
The 2010 Scion xD may be small, but it protects its occupants well and offers some surprising safety options.
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To get its occupants safely to their destination, the xD is equipped with six airbags and active headrests
Kelley Blue Book

Four stars, frontal impact; five stars, side impact driver and rear passenger; 15 percent chance of rollover in single-vehicle crash
NHTSA

Acceptable," front offset; "good," side and rear
IIHS

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2010 Scion xD four stars for front impact and the maximum five stars for side impact. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concurs, rating the 2010 xD "acceptable" in frontal crashes and "good" in side and rear impacts. The 2010 Scion xD includes side-curtain airbags in the front and rear, active front headrests, tire pressure monitors, and anti-lock brakes as standard.

Unlike some cars costing thousands more, the 2010 Scion xD boasts a long list of standard safety features. Edmunds calls the xD's roster of standard safety features "impressive." This includes anti-lock brakes with brake assist, traction control, front seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and front active head restraints, which Kelley Blue Book notes "push the occupants back into their seats in the event of an accident." Visibility is "bad to the rear corners due to thick roof pillars but is OK otherwise," declares ConsumerGuide. Not standard (but available together as an option) are traction control and an electronic stability system-rarely offered on cars this low-priced-according to Cars.com, who also point out the brakes "use a disc/drum setup, not the stronger four-wheel-disc type."

Conclusion

The 2010 Scion xD may be small, but it protects its occupants well and offers some surprising safety options.

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