2014 Scion xB Fuel Economy

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Fuel Economy

Whether you get it with the manual gearbox or the four-speed automatic, the 2014 Scion xB comes with EPA mileage numbers of 22 mpg city, 28 highway.

It's disappointing, as you'll do better than that overall in a number of mid-size sedans, like the Toyota Camry, and better on the highway even on some much larger V-6 sedans, like the Avalon. Toyota's hybrid models are gas-mileage leaders, but the Scion xB, with a non-hybrid four-cylinder powertrain, doesn't follow that; it lags toward the back of the pack, as well as behind the Kia Soul.

Fuel economy isn't anything remarkable for the 2014 Scion xB; you'd do better in many vehicles a size larger.
We've noted that when the xB is driven above 70 mph, its real-world mileage drops drastically; while this might be a reasonably fuel-efficient model around town (we've seen mid 20s), if you do a lot of commuting on the highway, the boxy, brick-like shape should be a cause to look elsewhere.

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