You are watching a WheelsTV Top 200 Video Test Drive on the 2010 Scion xB.
Intro: Geared towards tuners and younger buyers the 2010 Scion xB compact station-wagon crossover boasts unmistakable boxy styling and wealth of custom accessories and options.
Our test xB has bulging fender flares surrounding 16-inch alloy wheels, yet still manages to keep the box idea intact. Everything from the center-mounted instrument cluster to the asymmetrical backup light, to the dash-mounted shifter, announces that this is no ordinary crossover.
Performance: The xB is equipped with 2.4-liter dual overhead cam inline-4 sending 158 horsepower and 162 pound feet of torque to the front wheels through either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy: Fuel economy for the xB is as follows:
Features: The 60/40 folding rear seats provide decent cargo room, however the xB's real bread and butter is its custom accessories. The model we tested had a fiberglass spoiler and an exhaust system that was pronounced in both sound and appearance.
All xB's come standard with a 160 watt AM/FM/CD player with ipod capability and six speakers. The xB that we tested had a pioneer premium audio system with XM radio and controls on the steering wheel.
A wide range of accessories are also available including 19-inch Toyota Racing Development wheels, sport muffler, sway bars, lowering kits, a variety of shift knobs... the list of customizable features goes on and on.
Safety: Safety features include front airbags for passenger and driver, side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, vehicle stability control, traction control, and tire pressure-monitoring system.
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2010 Scion xB is $15,850. A range-topping Series 7.0 model starts at $19,270 when equipped with the automatic transmission. All models come with a 5-year, 60,000-mile power train warranty.
Summary: The slick and sporty box otherwise known as the Scion xB encompasses a standout design, the practicality of a wagon crossover and unlimited possibilities for customizing your ride.