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2012 Scion xB
2012 Scion xB
Available Price Range $6,418-$14,770 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 25 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Scion xB

Our Take

The five-seat Scion xB is among the boxiest vehicles on the road, and it competes against models like the Nissan Cube and Kia Soul. Power comes from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels through a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Bluetooth connectiv... 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 MP3 player connectivity
  • Numerous Scion accessories available for personalization
  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Newly standard Bluetooth connectivity

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 24 reviews

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A Kick to Drive!

by Annrandom from Huron, Ohio on December 19, 2011

I've been driving my Scion since October and although it wasn't love at first sight, I'm growing to love it a little more each time I drive it. My last two cars were Camrys-great cars. Didn't want to ... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Scion xB.


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.

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