The 2013 Scion xD sports a long list of standard features, which makes the basic model a good value. That list includes air conditioning; a Pioneer sound system with HD radio, Bluetooth and a USB port for iPod connectivity; power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; a rear wiper; and a trip computer.
Scion's whole brand is set up around these well-equipped models and a raft of accessories available from dealers, and the xD is no different. Drivers can choose from more than 40 dealer-installed upgrades and accessories, as well as hundreds of aftermarket parts. A majority of the add-ons are cosmetic, but Scion also offers range of performance accessories under Toyota's TRD badge—add-ons like larger brakes, shorter springs, quick-shifter kits, or a performance exhaust system.
The customization possibilities can make these small cars a little more distinctive, but beware on spending too much. Despite its good resale value, we can't think of many buyers who'd pay extra for a secondhand xD fully loaded as a boy racer--with everything but the real performance.