Although the Chrysler PT Cruiser and Chevrolet HHR are several years gone, we can't help but compare them to the Scion xB as there's nothing otherwise quite like it today.
The Nissan Cube and Kia Soul are otherwise closest.
The Cube has some of the same flaws as the xB; it doesn't contain as much cargo space as you might expect, although its seating is comfortable.
The Soul is more like a tall-and-boxy version of a small hatchback, and it drives that way as well.
The Kia Forte five-door is another alternative, one with less outright cargo space than the Soul or the xB.
The sharp-handling MINI Cooper Clubman rivals the xB in size and accessories, but it costs thousands of dollars more.
The Hyundai Tucson is one of the smallest compact crossovers and another good alternative to the xB—although its far more conventional-looking.
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|2013 Scion xBBrowse Used Listings||2013 Hyundai TucsonBrowse Used Listings||2013 Kia SoulBrowse Used Listings||2013 Kia ForteBrowse Used Listings||2013 Nissan CubeBrowse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Small Station Wagon||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD||Small Station Wagon||Compact Cars||Small Station Wagon|
|5-Door Wagon Manual (GS)||FWD 4-Door Manual GL||5-Door Wagon Manual Base||4-Door Sedan Manual LX||5-Door Wagon Manual S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Wagon||Sport Utility Vehicle||5 Door Wagon||4 Door Sedan||Wagon|
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|2013 Scion xB vs. 2013 Hyundai Tucson||2013 Scion xB vs. 2013 Kia Soul||2013 Scion xB vs. 2013 Kia Forte||2013 Scion xB vs. 2013 Nissan Cube|