15 reviews
2011 Scion xB
2011 Scion xB
Available Price Range $5,651-$13,475 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 25 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Scion xB

Our Take

The Scion xB is part of a growing car segment : the small SUV-like hatchback. It's among the boxiest vehicles in this field, which includes the Nissan Cube, Honda Element, Chevrolet HHR and Suzuki SX4 crossover.New for 2011The xB received front and rear styling changes and interior updates ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Standard MP3 player connectivity
  • Numerous Scion accessories available for personalization
  • Front and rear styling tweaks
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Like many aging trendsetters — Madonna comes to mind — the Scion xB has had a few tweaks for 2011 and arrives on the market with a restyled exterior and some new features on the inside. Since much of the xB's competition didn't exist when it first entered the market, it was able to rely on its hip-to-be-square looks almost exclusively. Now, the xB competes against the Ki... Read full review for the 2011 Scion X B

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 15 reviews

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Driving my scion for 3 months

by hip mamma from CA on June 9, 2010

I bought my Scion XB about 3 months ago (base model, manual trans) and so far I like it. I use it for commuting to work, driving around town, and an occasional family trip. Lots of room in the back s... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24mo/25,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

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.

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