2011 Scion xD

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$15,110

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2011 Scion xD
2011 Scion xD

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Lots of standard features
  • Inventive styling
  • Handling and braking
  • Gas mileage
  • Safety features

The bad:

  • Cargo dimensions
  • Awkward backseat folding
  • Turning circle
  • Can't adjust driver's seat height
  • Priced too close to better-equipped xB

2 trims

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Notable features

  • USB input
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Six airbags
  • Standard ABS
  • Many available accessories

2011 Scion xD review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Scion xD is an entry-level car meant to compete with the Nissan Versa, Chevrolet Aveo5 and other small hatchbacks. It offers a variety of options and got a standard electronic stability system for 2010.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes for 2011.

Exterior
The xD takes cues, like a boxy grille and vertical bumper portals, from the Scion xB. The headlights look similar to those on Toyota’s RAV4. Exterior features include:

  • Body-colored door trim
  • Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Standard 16-inch wheels
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Rear-window wiper

Interior
The five-passenger interior includes a 60/40-split folding backseat that can recline¬† and adjust forward and back. A storage well sits below the cargo floor. Other places to stash things include a dual-compartment glove box and a tray below the steering wheel. On the dashboard, a single gauge integrates the tachometer and speedometer. The xD’s standard stereo includes an MP3 jack and a USB port. The USB port displays your MP3 player’s track listings, and you can adjust the volume or skip ahead using buttons on the steering wheel. Interior features include:

  • Standard USB port also charges mobile device
  • Standard console screen displays track and artist info
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard power windows, locks and mirrors
  • Standard first-aid kit
  • Optional stereo upgrade includes a touch-screen faceplate
  • Optional navigation system

Under the Hood
There’s just one engine available for the xD, but there is a choice of transmissions. Mechanical features include:

  • 128-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder
  • Standard five-speed manual transmission
  • Optional four-speed automatic

Safety
Antilock brakes are standard, but they use a disc/drum setup, not the stronger four-wheel-disc type. An electronic stability system is standard. Safety features include:

  • Six standard airbags, including side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Most reliable and economical car to own

Great car for the money. You cant go wrong with a Toyota. This is hatchback with fold down rear seats. Lots of room. Great on gas. Low maintenance costs.

5.0

corolla

este carro es economico y de alta calidad de construccion .es fuerte ,rapidoy bonito en su interior y exterior.lo recomendaria .mis 3 vehiculos son scion

4.3

Great car

This car met expectations. Gas mileage is great and there is surprisingly good leg room in the back seat

See all 7 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles

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