2014 Scion xD vs. Its Competition

2014 Scion xD
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

The unchanged 2014 Scion xD faces competitors that continue to improve, leaving it lagging in a much improved segment.

The Ford Fiesta has been updated for 2014, with less fussy front styling, a new and economical three-cylinder engine, and the MyFordTouch option for the first time.

It keeps its quick, eager driving feel, though rear-seat space is tight.

The Chevy Sonic remains one of our favorite subcompacts, with style, performance (from the turbo four), features, and a quiet interior on its side.

Two Korean entries, the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio, offer more rear-seat room, and they remain strong value for entry-level buyers.

But one of the oldest cars in the segment is still the most capacious and flexible, with its "Magic Seat" rear seat: that's the Honda Fit, now in its last year before a complete redesign.

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Quick Specs
6.8
Sadly, the 2014 Scion xD is less fun to drive than to look at, though it's spacious for its size.
7.6
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is light-years ahead of its Aveo predecessor, which Chevy hopes you'll forget. It's stylish, comfortable, drives nicely, and has excellent safety ratings and infotainment features.
8.0
Affordable small cars don't need to be bland, whether in appearance or from behind the wheel. And the 2014 Ford Fiesta is proof of that.
7.2
The 2014 Hyundai Accent isn't exciting to drive, but it's one of the most comfortable, well-equipped cars its size--and still a great value.
7.4
The 2014 Kia Rio holds its own in a tough class of smart, efficient subcompacts -- and pulls ahead of the pack if value and style are top priorities.
MSRP From     
$15,920$14,170$14,100$36,625$14,645$13,900
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4ElectricRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Station WagonCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
5-Door HB Manual (Natl)4-Door Sedan Manual LS4-Door Sedan S5-Door HB4-Door Sedan Manual GLS4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackSedanSedanHatchbackSedanSedan
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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