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2010 Scion xD

  • 2010 Scion xD Base Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      33
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      128/125
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $15,700
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2010 Scion xD Review

Hatchback high on features but low on utility

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2010 Scion xD is a hatchback with newer styling but the cabin is still too small and cargo capacity is restricted. The xD is equipped with a 1.8-liter four cylinder engine paired to either four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission.

The Scion xD offers only 10.5 cubic feet of cargo space, and that's if the back seats are in the upright position. With acceptable safety ratings, the xD gets only 27 mpg city / 33 mpg highway, in fuel economy, which is mediocre compared to the competition.

New for 2010

For 2010, the Scion xD received standard stability control and minor audio system upgrades.

Essentials

Engine: 1.8L I-4
Transmissions: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual
Body Style: Hatchback
Trim: Base Hatchback

On the Outside

Slightly boxier-looking than its predecessor, the jelly-bean-shaped xA, the Scion's xD has a front end that is similar to that of the Toyota Yaris.

From the Inside

While the Scion xD has a versatile interior that provides plenty of passenger space, it has just 10.5 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats up.

Driving Performance

The Scion xD's 1.8-liter I-4 engine puts out 128 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, which is good enough to move the small hatchback around without compromising fuel economy, but doesn't enkindle any enthusiasm, either.

Safety Equipment

The Scion xD's safety features include active head restraints, dual front airbags, front side-impact airbags, and side-curtain airbags for both front- and rear-seat passengers. Also standard are anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control.

Gas Mileage

27 mpg city/33 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Decent fuel economy
  • Hatchback versatility

Minuses

  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • Lack of cargo space

Rating

Hatchback high on features but low on utility

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