2010 Scion xB

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2010 Scion xB
2010 Scion xB
Toyota created the Scion brand to attract younger buyers and to that end, they have been wildly successful. The model that set the tone for the company was xB, originally a renaming of a current Toyota model sold in Japan, it was updated in 2007 to better serve its American market. In the process, it grew in length by over a foot and picked up nearly 600 lbs. This plumping up of the model was not taken well by many of its fans. However, the changes do make the xB a more useful, more real car like vehicle. The new, larger engine also makes the acceleration more likable.

The Scion is propelled by the same 158 HP 2.4 liter four cylinder that powers the TC and the base Camry. It gets slightly worse EPA estimated fuel economy than the previous version, but it remains very respectable at 22mpg city and 28mpg highway. This is combined with far better acceleration than the previous iteration.

Driving impressions of the xB suggest that the changes for the second generation were a full success. At speed, the new model is much more stable than the previous model.
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Both the Scion xB and the Nissan Cube are funky, boxy compact hatchbacks, but the two manage to feel significantly different on the road. The Cube is more relaxed in busy city traffic, but it can grow tiresome on the open highway. The xB, however, drives like a much larger car. I was fairly impressed with the Scion's demeanor over a 150-mile trip this past weekend. Wind noise is noticeable, but road noise is well insulated, the steering well weighted, and the suspension tuning never comes off as overly harsh, even over Michigan's broken concrete highways.
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Considered outside of its competition, the current xB is a pretty cool car, what with its Chrysler 300-style chopped-roof, gangster looks. But when you compare it with the even more funky-cool original xB, not to mention the Nissan Cube and the Kia Soul, the current xB falls a bit flat in the looks department, particularly inside the car, as Evan already noted.
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I agree with the previous commenters that the XB is much better on the open road than our long-term Nissan Cube. It feels more solid and the wind does not push it around in its lane as much. The rest of the car lacks some luster, but I think for obvious reasons. This is a car that owners extensively customize with aftermarket products. The creative guru in me went wild for the infinite possibilities of what this car could transformed into. I do think the exterior is much improved over previous version, nonetheless, it screams for accessories and customization. Scion is giving you a good base, it's up to you to build it into something to enjoy.
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Another year, another special-edition Scion. The 2010 Scion xB Release Series 7.0 will debut this week at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show, and it carries some interesting special equipment.
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Another year, another special-edition Scion. The 2010 Scion xB Release Series 7.0 will debut this week at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show, and it carries some interesting special equipment.

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2010 Scion xB Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
Horsepower:
158 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
162 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1

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