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The stereo sounded fantastic; I couldn't help but turn it up frequently.Cars.com »
The stereo upgrade does not improve the speakers, which lack clarity.Car and Driver »
save yourself some embarrassment by forgoing the $480 TRD sport mufflerNew York Times »
it's not quite like a trip to the Pimp My Ride garage, but it's as much as you can hope for at a dealershipEdmunds »
The Bluetooth phone system offers little help and no features.CNET »
FEATURES | 8 out of 10
The stereo sounded fantastic; I couldn't help but turn it up frequently.
The stereo upgrade does not improve the speakers, which lack clarity.
Car and Driver
save yourself some embarrassment by forgoing the $480 TRD sport muffler
New York Times
it's not quite like a trip to the Pimp My Ride garage, but it's as much as you can hope for at a dealership
The Bluetooth phone system offers little help and no features.
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.
Scion's customizing and accessorizing brings more features to the xD, and Bluetooth is standard.