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2013 Scion xD

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$7,836 — $13,236 USED
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Hatchback
5 Seats
29 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2013 Scion xD exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2013 Scion xD
  • Standard driver and passenger seat-cushion airbags
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity, including audio streaming
  • Available BeSpoke stereo with iPhone integration
  • Optional Toyota Racing Development performance parts

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Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Scion xD is an entry-level car meant to compete with the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic. The Scion brand is aimed at young car buyers, and it offers a number of ways for owners to personalize their car.
New for 2013
For 2013, a BeSpoke Premium stereo is available, which provides HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, iTunes tagging and Pandora internet radio via a connected iPhone. The stereo also works with the BeSpoke iPhone application that consolidates features like Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. In addition, seat-cushion airbags are standard for the driver and front-seat passenger.
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:

  • Newly available two-tone paint
  • Body-colored door trim 
  • Side mirrors with integrated turn signals 
  • Standard 16-inch wheels; optional Toyota Racing Development 18-inch alloy wheels 
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Rear-window wiper

Interior
The five-person 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. On select MP3 players, the standard USB port enables track listings to be displayed on the stereo head unit. You ca...

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Scion xD is an entry-level car meant to compete with the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic. The Scion brand is aimed at young car buyers, and it offers a number of ways for owners to personalize their car.
New for 2013
For 2013, a BeSpoke Premium stereo is available, which provides HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, iTunes tagging and Pandora internet radio via a connected iPhone. The stereo also works with the BeSpoke iPhone application that consolidates features like Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. In addition, seat-cushion airbags are standard for the driver and front-seat passenger.
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:

  • Newly available two-tone paint
  • Body-colored door trim 
  • Side mirrors with integrated turn signals 
  • Standard 16-inch wheels; optional Toyota Racing Development 18-inch alloy wheels 
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Rear-window wiper

Interior
The five-person 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. On select MP3 players, the standard USB port enables track listings to be displayed on the stereo head unit. You can adjust the volume or skip ahead using buttons on the steering wheel. Interior features include:

  • Standard USB/iPod port also charges the device
  • Standard air conditioning 
  • Standard power windows, locks and mirrors 
  • Standard cruise control 
  • Standard first-aid kit
  • Optional BeSpoke Premium stereo with a 5.8-inch touch-screen

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
  • Optional TRD sport muffler, performance shocks, lowering springs and rear sway bar

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control 
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Active front head restraints

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

3.9
10 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(3.9)
Interior Design
(3.7)
Comfort
(3.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

We love Scions!

by ScionFam from Cookeville, TN on November 23, 2018

2013 XD, everything you would expect from one of the last ’made in Japan’ vehicles you can get in the US - reliability, functionality, high resale value, fantastic mpg. I’m big, but my wife and I love ... Read full review

(5.0)

Very relabld car

by Mando21 on March 19, 2018

I own this car for over 3 year and I never had a problem , I m currently looking for a newer model . Besides is vey good on gas Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2013 Scion xD currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2013 Scion xD Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Scion

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / 25,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain

    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 xD 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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