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GREEN | 7 out of 10
22 mpg city, 28 highway (manual); 22/28 (automatic)
We measured a combined average of 23 mpg during our time with the car.
Our review vehicle was equipped with an automatic transmission and averaged 22.9 mpg in mixed driving.
The Scion xB hasn't led the gas-mileage rankings in this second generation, and the middling EPA numbers have lagged further with the introduction of hatchbacks like the Kia Soul.
By the numbers, the xB is rated at 22/28 mpg, no matter whether the manual transmission or the four-speed automatic is specified. Those numbers are competitive with larger vehicles, but even new mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry will outpace it.Shoppers should take into consideration that the Scion xB is especially fuel-efficient around town (we've seen mid 20s) while its brick-like shape means that aerodynamics bring mileage way down—especially if you do a lot of driving above 70 mph.
Newer hatchbacks earn better gas mileage ratings than the Scion xB.