• (4.6) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,712–$12,556
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 25
  • Engine: 158-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2010 Scion xB

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Scion xB

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2010 Scion xB Reviews

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

4.6

Average based on 14 reviews

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? Most reliable car I?ve owned to date ?

by TsD.Enigma51 from Sumner, Washington on November 8, 2017

?This car met all of my needs. It has plenty of legroom in the front and back, the ride is exceptional compared to other cars I test drove when considering a purchase. ?

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2 Trims Available

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Scion xB Articles

2010 Scion xB Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Scion xB Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Scion xB Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Scion xB Base

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Scion xB Base

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

Other Years