Following up on its debut at the Chicago Auto Show in February, the new Scion xB got its price tag today while the world was watching things in New York City. The base xB with a five-speed manual transmission will start at $15,650, a significant $1,620 over the outgoing model. The xB with an automatic transmission will start at $16,600, a bump of $1,770.
The price increase seems warranted, as the engine is significantly more powerful and the xB now comes with standard stability control, antilock brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, front side airbags and two-row side curtain airbags. Cruise control and 16-inch wheels are also standard.
We also learned the xB will arrive at dealerships in early May, not April, as Scion originally stated.