The styling of the xB lends itself to a love it or hate it opinion, but if you love it, but it. I've wanted an xB for ten years--since the first generation--and while the current body style, changed slightly over the last few years, took awhile to grow on me, I love this car. It's comfortable, affordable, safe, and FUN. It is on the younger side, which for me is fine--I'm kicking and screaming into "adulthood," but it's also ridiculously practical. It can actually hold four adults, you can actually take load it up with camping gear or drywall, and you can pull out on the highway without the fear of being rear ended. Which brings me to one fallible aspect. The 2.4L engine is more than adequate in traffic--and it's a proven, reliable, simple engine--but it's mated to an antiquated transmission and so it does do a little too much shifting and it doesn't get the best gas mileage, certainly nothing like the 1st gen. That said, I get about 23-25 in the city and well over 30 on the highway and the change-off for power is acceptable to me. Great car.
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.
Very dependable and stylish.
2013 Scion xBChristopher Bell - Saint Peters, MO10/03/2016
It bigger than it looks. 5 passenger and able to hold gear in the back.
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