• (4.7) 15 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,764–$14,848
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 24
  • Engine: 158-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2013 Scion xB

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Scion xB

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

  • Restyled bumpers
  • Available BeSpoke stereo with iPhone integration
  • Numerous Scion personalization accessories available
  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic transmission

2013 Scion xB Reviews

Vehicle Overview

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.

New for 2013
The xB gets a restyled front bumper with LED accent lights and a gloss-black lower grille while the rear bumper integrates a new diffuser. Inside, there are new light bronze metallic and chrome accents as well as new seat fabric.

A BeSpoke Premium stereo is also available for 2013. It provides HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, iTunes tagging and Pandora internet radio via a connected, compatible iPhone. The stereo also works with the BeSpoke iPhone app that consolidates features like Facebook, Twitter and Yelp.

Exterior
At 167 inches, the xB is about 10 inches longer than the Cube. Despite styling updates over the years, the xB retains its now-familiar small-box silhouette. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
  • Standard chrome exhaust tip
  • Standard power side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators
  • Front LED accent lights

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 generous amount of cargo room when the rear seat is folded. Interior features include:

  • Standard iPod connectivity and MP3 jack
  • Standard 60/40-split folding rear seat with recline feature
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls

Under the HoodA 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard. It makes 158 horsepower and 162 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Standard five-speed manual transmission
  • Optional four-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift provision

SafetyStandard safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
  • Electronic stability system and traction control

 

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 15 reviews

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Most solid mini suv I?ve driven

by Trouble212 from Ft Bragg ca on November 6, 2017

I think this vehicle has got to be one of my favorite I?ve driven over the years. By far the least bodyroll going through corners and the best power to size ratio I?ve experienced.

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2 Trims Available

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2013 Scion xB Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Scion xB 10 Series

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

IIHS Ratings

Based on Scion xB 10 Series

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.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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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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