2015 Scion xB

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Scion xB. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2015 Scion xB

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

2015 Scion xB Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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
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

Latest 2015 xB Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Most reliable car I have owned.

by Dantheman from Sharpsburg,GA on October 7, 2018

This car is really stylish and different. I always receive compliments about the car. It is very spacious and love all the extra features like steering wheel controls and back up camera. Read full review

(5.0)

Great car, just bought it yesterday though.

by XB Lover from Jacksonville on July 15, 2018

I have fallen in love with Scion XBs. My former Scion was the best car I ever had that was my own bought and paid for. It was a Scion XB 2006. I loved the box, but this time I had the chance to get ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Scion xB currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Scion xB has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Scion
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The xB received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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