This is a little car on the outside but a big car on the inside that gets pretty good gas mileage (25mpg) and has decent low speed acceleration.. I am pretty big myself and fit easily inside the car, front and back. The extra large doors also make it easy to get in and out. There is also a tremendous amount of head room in the car. It reminds me of the kind of head room in my brothers full size pickup. With the back seats down, you have a huge cargo box. You can get an object 57" long from the door to the back of the drivers seat. If you don't have a passenger, you can move the passenger seat up a few inches. This is the second xB I have owned. It is a very practical car.
It's the newest and lowest mileage car I've had.
2012 Scion xBGayle H - Newark, DE12/31/2015
I had a list of features I was looking for. This is the newest and lowest mileage car with the most technology I've ever had. First time getting a loan and making payments so it had to fit my short term and long term requirements. I had a Honda CRV for 12.5 years as an example. I wanted to be able to sit up and have good visibility through the windows, good gas mileage, be able to fit a bike and cargo in the back with a door that lifts up, not sideways, comfortable seating for me, good overall condition, good handling (especially in the rain), etc. The Scion has those features and it is a manual drive which is fine for me. I can only find one thing I would change is that the exterior frame is low which I am concerned about being dented.
2012 Scion xBBear Abby - Chapel Hill, NC07/17/2015
It is very easy to get in/out, big opening in doors. Has has plenty of room for people and stuff. It's not as big as mini-van but has more/same as many cross-overs.
It drives handles well, easy to park. Gas mileage is 26-29 overall. Probably like a Mini-Cooper.
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