2010 Scion xB

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$15,850

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2010 Scion xB
2010 Scion xB

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Four-cylinder power
  • Automatic- and manual-transmission performance
  • Lively handling
  • Roomy backseat
  • Impressive list of standard features

The bad:

  • Analog gauges hard to read at a glance
  • Sun visors don't cover side windows
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • Tire noise on highway

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Standard MP3-player connectivity
  • Numerous Scion accessories available for personalization

2010 Scion xB review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Scion xB is part of a growing car segment: The small, SUV-like hatchback. It’s the boxiest entrant in this field, which also includes the Honda Element, Chevrolet HHR and Suzuki SX4 Crossover.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes from the 2009 model.

Exterior
Compared to the HHR and SX4, the xB slots right in the middle in terms of length; it’s almost the same length as the Element, 9 inches shorter than the HHR and almost 5 inches longer than the SX4.

  • Sizzling Crimson Mica paint replaces Blackberry Crush Metallic for 2010
  • Standard black grille trim
  • 16-inch wheels, with three wheel-cover designs, are standard

Interior
The xB has a center-mounted speedometer that some find hard to read. The gauges are red, which is easy on the eyes at night but hard to see during the day. Beyond that, the interior is fairly standard, with a lot of cargo room when the rear seat is folded.

  • 160-watt Pioneer audio system with iPod connectivity and auxiliary port
  • Optional Alpine Premium audio system with color touch-screen monitor and other enhancements
  • 60/40-split rear seat has three-point seat belts and head restraints for three occupants
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard cruise control

Under the Hood
Toyota’s workhorse 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard. It makes 158 horsepower and 162 pounds-feet of torque.

  • Standard five-speed manual transmission
  • Optional four-speed automatic with manual-shift provision

Safety
The xB has a wide variety of standard safety features, including:

  • Four-wheel antilock brakes
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for first and second rows
  • Electronic brake-assist

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Great if it engine didn’t Consume oil recall😔

Don’t get me wrong exelent car but when it consumes oil /well you get the picture Other than that no complaints Good overall drving car

5.0

It’s been good to me

After being a Nissan customer for many years, I realized that the cars were not reliable and decided to try a Scion. It has been my most reliable car to date. Repairs have been minimum and it drives very well. I travel around the state a lot and so far it has been consistently performing well.

4.7

Crazy but Reliable Scion XB

Even though the Scion XB may look a little square but Scion which is made by Toyota made a grat vehicle. Its super reliable and comfortable to drive. The drivers position is high so you have good visibility. The interior is spacious. Although some materials are plastic, it still looks good. The performance was actually better than I thought it was going to be. It has a 2.4 L VVT engine which is strong off the line. Overrall a good vehicle for the price if you can take the boxy style looks.

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