The 2010 Scion xB
is a four-door hatchback that is versatile and dependable. Sporting a 2.4-liter I-4 engine, the Scion sB comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, while a four-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual control is a factory option.
In terms of accessories, you can choose from plethora of features, such as 19-inch alloy wheels, a plug-in navigation system, a rear-spoiler, a rear-entertainment system, and an upgraded audio head unit. In addition, performance elements, including brake upgrades, suspension up-scaling, and TRD, can be specified. Recognized as an "Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick," the 2010 Scion xB boasts great safety ratings. Fuel economy is not as good as some desire, coming in at 22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway.
New for 2010
In 2010, the Scion xBs received two new audio systems: base stereo is a 160-watt, six-speaker Pioneer unit with satellite radio support and a USB input; the optional Alpine unit has six speakers and 160-watt amp with a 4.3-inch touch screen, HD radio support, and multiple RCA outputs. Sizzling Crimson Mica paint replaced Blackberry Crush Metallic.
Engine: 2.4L I-4
Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Body Style: Four-door hatchback
Trim: Base Hatchback
On the Outside
Coming standard with16-inch steel wheels, the Scion xB's customization accessories include wheels and a body kit.
From the Inside
The Scion xB's spacious interior has room for four passengers, and not even tall six-footers will be cramped, while maximum cargo room is an expansive 69.9 cubic-feet.
The Scion xB's 158-horsepower, 162 pound-feet, 2.4-liter I-4 engine powers the hatchback. However, the extra power is necessary for its extra size but has resulted in sub-30 mpg fuel economy. Surprisingly, the 3000-pound xB is relatively nimble.
Standard safety features on the Scion xB include dual front airbags, front side-impact airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, stability control, anti-lock brakes, and seatbelt pre-tensioners.
22 mpg city/28 mpg highway
- Spacious cargo areas
- Plenty of accessories
- Solid power train
- Lacks charisma
- Fuel economy
Boxy hatchback continues to appeal to younger generation
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