2014 Scion xB

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2014 scion xb Reviews and News

2014 Scion xB
2014 Scion xB

New for 2014

The 2014 Scion xB adds a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen display with iPod connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity and wireless music streaming, and HD radio. Two special editions, the 10 Series and Release Series 10.0, are also available in limited numbers.

Vehicle Overview

The 2014 xB is a front-drive boxy hatchback sold in a single trim with a multitude of personalization options including performance, tech, and styling accessories for the exterior and interior.

Summary

The 2014 Scion is powered by a 2.4-liter I-4 producing 158 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Its powertrain is a “torque monster down low, making the big anime trucklet feel a lot faster than it is.” However, the powertrain sacrifices fuel economy in favor of low-end torque with the EPA rating the 2014 xB at 22/28 mpg city/highway with either transmission. Handling is competent and helps make the 2014 xB a “pleasant windows-down cruiser at country road speeds.”
Interior quality is a 2014 xB weak point with “plain materials, cheap looking gauges and controls, and an uninspired design.” The cabin is cheap and its tech features are not up to par with the competition especially its poor stereo system. Space inside the 2014 xB is generous for passenger and cargo with up to 69.9 cubic feet of room with the rear seats folded down, making it an ideal utilitarian vehicle for families looking for a compact wagon.
The 2014 Scion tC 10 Series commemorates Scion’s 10-year anniversary and comes with illuminating exterior badging and gear shifter, electroluminescent dash, Silver Ignition exterior color, and “graphite finish” 16-inch alloy wheels. On the other hand, the 2014 xB Release Series 10.0 comes with a standard rearview camera, Electric Quartz exterior with green highlights, projected light stamps in the interior and rear bumper, illuminated door sills and cup holders, and green-accented seats.
The 2014 Scion xB has a four-star rollover safety score from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars) and earned a good score in four out of five categories in IIHS testing except in the small overlap front category where it earned a marginal rating.

What We Think

The 2014 xB is a good choice for those looking for a customizable utilitarian compact car with quirky styling. Its generous and versatile interior space makes it ideal for hauling cargo and for families. Customizability is another 2014 xB highlight with its host of accessories, which include parts such as a TRD muffler, 19-inch wheels, interior lighting, and a roof spoiler. However, in an Editor’s Notebook review of a 2013 model, we said that the car’s interior “fails miserably” with gauges that looked plain and uninspired, and an “all-black color scheme that felt oppressive even after a short time behind the wheel.”

You’ll Like

  • Generous interior space
  • Highly customizable
  • Quirky styling

You Won’t Like

  • Unimpressive fuel economy
  • Low quality interior
  • Dated infotainment system

Key Competitors

  • Kia Soul
  • Nissan Cube
  • Fiat 500L

Rating

2
2014 Scion XB Release Series 10 Front View
Scion will reveal another special edition of the xB hatchback at the 2014 New York auto show called the Scion xB Release Series 10.0. Like other Scion Release Series models, this specially outfitted xB offers a few visual tidbits not found on the standard xB, as well as a few technology items within.

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$16,970
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22 MPG City | 28 MPG Hwy
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Base FWD 4-Dr Wagon I4
158hp
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2014 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
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, RAV4, Scion FRS, and XB vehicles. The affected vehicles may have accessories installed by SET, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. The accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.
Consequences
Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.
Remedy
SET will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall began February 23, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-14B.
Potential Units Affected
3,958
Notes
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC


IIHS Front Small Overlap
Marginal
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 Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Scion xB

Depreciation
24.7%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$7,395
24.7%
Insurance
$6,935
23.2%
Fuel Cost
$9,963
33.3%
Financing
$1,966
6.6%
Maintenance
$2,717
9.1%
Repair Costs
$590
2%
State Fees
$371
1.2%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $29,937 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average