2013 Scion xD

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

154.7” x 59.4”


Front-wheel drive



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

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2013 Scion xD review: Our expert's take

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.
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

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 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.8
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.9
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Most recent consumer reviews


Sweet! Tight! and Sick!

The little thing is GREAT. Its quiet. It has power. It's roomy has plenty of space. The stereo works great. The gas mileage is BETTER THAN AVERAGE. ITS WELL WORTH BUYING. The car is roomy, seats fold completely flat and will fold down one at a time or both them at the same time. Has 6 air bags. You have plenty room in the back to stretch your legs. You can pack this little car with a lot of stuff med small and some large items. You can put 5 foot long items on one side and up to 3 foot wide if shorter than 5 foot. Dependable reliable cost effective maintenance is average basic oil changes and filter filters and the other as right tranny service coolant blush is as it needed it is a excellent vehicle for its price


Scion XD reliable, great on gas for commuting

I bought new in 2013. Its a good reliable car. Its now 10 yrs old and I probably could get 10 More years. Very low maintenance. Just normal things like reg oil changes and tune ups. My only complaints are a rough ride. I suggest getting one size larger in tires. That helps with road noise. Its a tight fit up front. Not much elbow room with a passenger and seats are very hard . I suggest buying padded seat covers. Would I buy another ? Dont think so. I need more comfort


The ride is horrible but the gas mileage!

You will feel every bump in the road as you pass by multiple gas stations! Average mpg for me is pushing 40. It's a commuter car so as long as the radio works, who cares about the ride!

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New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles

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