2013 Scion xB

Base FWD 4-Dr Hatchback I4 man trans

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$16,970

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2013 Scion xB
2013 Scion xB

New For 2013

The xB’s latest Release Series special edition is the Hot Lava Release Series 9.0. The bright orange exterior is further amped up with “Scion” spelled out in the grille; inside, there are suede-upholstered seats in black. The neatest item, though, might be the front and rear badges that light up when you hit the unlock button on the key fob.

Overview

The ultraboxy xB was the car that really launched Scion in the United States. Its funky anti-style resonated with the young and hip. But with the car’s first redesign, the xB grew and changed in some unfortunate ways. Significantly larger and embarrassingly heavier, the xB lost its edginess. It 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’s—or even a Ford Fiesta’s. 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. All that helps explain the subpar fuel economy, which is worse than that of most mid-size sedans. The xB’s interior features an odd, centrally located gauge cluster. Getting into and out of the xB is easy, and the interior space is generous, particularly in the rear seats—there’s even an available rear-seat DVD player.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags are standard, as are ABS, stability and traction control, and tire-pressure monitors.

You'll like:

  • Roomy back seat
  • Highly customizable

You won't like:

  • Four-speed automatic
  • Awkward dash layout
  • Subpar fuel economy

Key Competitors For The 2013 Scion xB

  • Chevrolet Sonic
  • Honda Fit
  • Kia Soul
  • Nissan Cube
2013 Scion XB Front Right View 1
The xB doesn't look at all like something I would enjoy driving, but I did indeed. Whereas the Nissan Cube, for better or for worse, drives exactly like it looks -- that is, like a living room on roller skates -- the xB feels like a sporty compact. The steering is tight, responsive, and has more weight than any Toyota product I can remember. The 2.4-liter engine happily winds up the rev range. I found myself chucking this box into corners, which must have looked rather funny to anyone behind me.

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2013 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
Roadside
25,000 miles / 24 months
Maintenance
25,000 miles / 24 months
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
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
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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