2015 Scion xB

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$17,120

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2015 Scion xB
2015 Scion xB

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Four-cylinder power
  • Automatic- and manual-transmission performance
  • Lively handling
  • Roomy backseat
  • Impressive list of standard features

The bad:

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

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Backup camera now standard
  • Aha-based smartphone integration and navigation available
  • Numerous Scion personalization accessories available
  • Manual or automatic transmission

2015 Scion xB review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Scion xB is among the boxiest vehicles on the road, and it competes against the 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 2015
A backup camera is now standard.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Boxy styling
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Power side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators
  • Front LED accent lights
  • Available spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat with recline feature
  • iPod connectivity and MP3 jack
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 158-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Available four-speed automatic with manual-shift provision

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
  • Backup camera

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

My buddy's xB have 347000 miles and counting

2015 scion xB. Using for work, city and highway miles. Regular maintenance done, doesn't need anything else. Roomy and super reliable, hey, it's Toyota !

5.0

Best car ever!

Almost perfect. One shortcoming is low gas mileage for this market segment. However the car has lots of spunk and acceleration. Needs a variable or ten speed transmission to improve mileage. Otherwise amazing car.

5.0

Its a Toyota, Enough Said!

I used to have a 2005 xB but it was stolen years ago, since then been through a Honda which my daughter now owns and own a 2016 Corolla which is my wifes, I bought a Lexus Is300 and car was just getting too old. Enter 15 years later I was looking for an small SUV and I ran across this gem. 2015 Scion XB in Red with Every TRD option, from the 19" Rims to TRD Exhaust, TRD springs, swaybars, Upgraded alarm with glass break sensors, Upgraded Bespoke Audio with Navigation, Auto Dimming mirror and remote start and optional rear spoiler. Car belonged to a Toyota corporate employee so they packed on the options and as a one owner car it only had 32,000 miles. Wow! Did I mention the car is Red! Took this car on a trip from El paso to San Antonio and from reviews they say gas mileage is so-so, I was actually surprised as this car used almost 3/4 of the 14 gallon tank from el paso to san antonio. Kept it under 75 to 70mph. Lots of room for the kids and plenty of luggage space and with the way this car came setup with all the options it doesnt look like the ordinary xB. Get alot of compliments as the whole car is TRD'd out. Sporty, practical, good looking, great handling, roomy, comfortable seats and Full Pioneer stereo from the factory and did I mention its a Toyota engine under the hood. Win Win. Love this car. If you can find one of these thats well taken care of get it. These cars can last upwards in the 400,000 mile range, seen some with 389,000 miles and I was sold that they are still on the road.

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