2012 Scion xB User Reviews
5-Door Wagon 5-Spd MT shown
- $14,317 - $14,339
- No trim specified for this review
- Has a lot of room for a small car and is a blast to drive
- fuel economy-noise on the highway
Purchased As New
I bought this car new and was very pleased with the performance and handling. For a small car it has a lot of room inside and it is easy to get in and out of with the large oversize doors that offer ease of access. I am very pleased with the wide stance and the rear seat leg room.The rear hatch door opens upward making it easy to throw groceries into the cargo area.
The interior fit and finish is very good and I am pleased with the ride and handling around town.
I think Scion did a very good job of balancing a smooth ride and excellent handling. It's a blast to drive around town but when you get the car on the highway the engine drones at 70 mph running 3000 rpm making the car a lot louder than it should be and making the Scion unpleasant to drive on the highway.
Fuel economy is not with you would expect for a 2.4 liter four cylinder car with a five speed. I drive the car very conservatively and only get about 22 mpg and my fuel mileage has been under 20 mpg on occasion.
This is a very nice car if you spend all your time in the city. The Scion is very powerful and zippy. It's Small size makes it a breeze to handle in city traffic and even easier to park. Over all I enjoy the car but I wish Scion had a sixth gear in the car for use on the highway.
If your looking for great fuel economy you better look at a Ford Focus or Chevrolet Cruz because your not going to get it with a Scion.
If you need a lot of room in a small car that will seat four adults comfortably this car is for you.
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