2012 Scion xB

Base FWD 4-Dr Hatchback I4 man trans

2012 scion xb Reviews and News

2012 Scion xB
2012 Scion xB
The ultraboxy xB was the car that really launched Scion in the United States. Its funky, straight-out-of-Tokyo anti-style resonated with the young and hip, and a new Toyota division was born. With the car's first redesign, however, the xB grew and changed in some unfortunate ways. Significantly larger and embarrassingly heavier, the xB lost its edginess. The xB was never a ball of fun to drive, and the new model retains the previous version's numb electrically assisted power steering and rather stiff ride. Handling is decent, but it could never challenge a Mini Cooper--or even a Ford Fiesta. Buyers seeking better handling can spring for various TRD (Toyota Racing Development) chassis elements, including lowered springs, performance shocks, a rear antiroll bar, and a front strut-tower brace, but the items are not cheap. The four-cylinder engine is now a rather substantial 2.4 liters and makes 158 hp, but the extra oomph is negated by the car's nearly 600-pound weight gain. A five-speed manual transmission is standard; the optional automatic is only a four-speed. The xB's interior retains its odd, center-located gauge cluster, but the seats were improved last year and a center armrest was added. The steering column tilts and telescopes to help drivers find a comfortable position. Getting into and out of the xB is easy, and interior space is very generous, particularly in the rear seats--there's even an available rear-seat DVD player. Luggage space behind the rear seats is limited, but fold those seats down, and you get a large, practically shaped cargo hold.
2012 Scion XB Front Three Quarter
If you're in the market for a hatchbacked Scion, you may want to make your way to your nearest dealership sooner rather than later. According to WardsAuto, Toyota's youth brand may be axing the funky xB and xD hatchbacks with no direct replacement in sight.
2012 Scion XD RS 4.0 Front Three Quarter
Today at the 2011 State Fair of Texas, Scion introduced two new Release Series vehicles: the xD Release Series 4.0 (xD RS 4.0) and xB Release Series 9.0 (xB RS 9.0). The automaker also announced pricing for the two models that will begin arriving at dealerships in October.

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2012 Scion xB
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Base FWD 4-Dr Hatchback I4
22 MPG City | 28 MPG Hwy
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2012 Scion xB Specifications

Quick Glance:
2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
158 hp @ 6000rpm
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)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
25,000 miles / 24 months
25,000 miles / 24 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

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