2010 Scion xB Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Under the Hood
Toyota's workhorse 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard. It makes 158 horsepower and 162 pounds-feet of torque.
The xB has a wide variety of standard safety features, including: