2005 SCION XB

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174,488 Miles
28,800
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 174488
Color: BLUE
Body Style: Wagon
Doors: Four Door
Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic with Overdrive
Engine Type: 4 Cylinder
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: St Augustine, FL
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Won't last long! Drive this home today! Are you in on a quest for just the right deal? Hunt no more because this outstanding 2005 Scion xB is specially-priced and a treasure ripe for the picking. This xB is perfect for both families AND automotive connoisseurs. This car is nicely equipped. Blue 2005 Beaver Scion xB is a 4D Sedan FWD . This Florida Sedan has a 1.5L I4 MPI DOHC engine. Call right now and schedule a test drive. Ask for stock number U581394C, the Florida 2005 Beaver Scion xB . Shop Us Online at www.beavertoyotastaugustine.com. Serving Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Daytona, Gainesville and St Augustine. Beaver Toyota St Augustine on 2995 US Hwy 1 South in St Augustine.


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Great Customer Service

5
Ed & Linda on 11/19/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 5.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

David Kraus, along with all the dealership personnel we encountered, clearly enjoy the people aspect of their positions. What a great team! Thank you for making our purchase experience at Beaver Toyota simply awesome. Thank you again David for really listening and focusing on what we were looking for in a pre-owned vehicle.You made the whole process a pleasure!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
  Based on 500 reviews

Love my Toaster!

5
Beth on 04/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I've had my 2005 xB for 2 years in May. It's so much fun to drive and it's so spacious, which it doesn't look like from the outside. I have a toddler, so getting him in and out of a carseat can be difficult, but it's so easy in my car. There's plenty of head room and leg room. I also love that there's great space for storage. I take a ton of gear with me everywhere I go and I've never been out of room. I haven't had to do hardly any maintenance on it, other than routine stuff. I did have to replace a belt in it that snapped at one point, but it was an inexpensive and easy fix. I've put a ton of miles on it and it's still chugging along. My next car will definitely be a Scion.

Toaster is bigger on the inside

5
Orac on 03/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

At 95K miles it's been a reliable car, still on the factory battery! It's handy in an urban setting, gets into parking spots others can't. I use it to haul tools to work and dogs to the park as well as grocery getting and it handles all this quite well. It's the smallest van I could find ;) Mine's an auto trans and I would recommend a fluid change at ~70K miles. The coolant got weak at ~ 90K, R&Red that too. Other than that, routine maintenance was all I did and I'm happy with the car.

Best value for the $ hands down!

4.4
jonbreeze on 02/07/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My scion was just totaled after 8 years of ownership. I loved it so much I felt I needed to review it for others to know. I bought it as a salvage in 06 with 16k miles on it and I put 170k miles on it. I did do some routine maintenance but it wasn't super consistent and definitely not on time. I never had a single mechanical problem with it other than replacing some simple belts once. After a few years of ownership I crashed it and had to replace my good, front fenders, front bumper, radiator, and some wiring and even after it ran flawlessly. Im a younger guy and drove it pretty hard and took it On long trips with lots of luggage and it performed great! Minor cosmetic flaws but great value!!

Meets or exceeds all expectations

4.6
rutabaga on 08/29/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a commuter car and got the xB. It had 20k on it when I bought it. I've put 60k on it. Had a salvage title. It does everything I wanted it to and more. I'm not too diligent about maintenance but it's still rock-solid reliable. Spacious cabin room and very easy for the 3 kids to get in and out of. Not perfect, but just fine driving the occasional 200 mile trip to visit family. Consistently gets 30mpg *in town.* Here are some shortcomings to be aware of, although I don't hold them against the car AT ALL: weak on power; small cargo space in back; stock sound not very good; jeez, I really can't think of anything else. GREAT car. FYI, I'm 6'5", 210lbs and fit just fine in it.

250,000 miles and still going.

5
bigtbronco951 on 05/29/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 05 xb used toward the end of 05 with 23,000 miles on it. Mine is the bright yellow release series. Since i`ve owned it i have driven the crap out of it! Taken it to Las Vegas countless number of times and on several oyher road trips since 05 and it has never let me down. Car averages around 31 mpg hwy so long as i put super in it. Have done a few aftermarket upgrades to it and by far the best one was the Magnaflow exhaust system.Woke the little box up like you would not beleive! As far as reliability...awesome! still on the original clutch. Change oil regularly. gonna try and see if it`ll go 500,000 with no major work.

cool car

4.6
busdriver8 on 04/16/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i purchased my 05 about a month ago. camaflage green cool color. i also own a civic hybrid but there was no trunk space for my wifes wheel chair so i went looking for a good used car for around $8000. there was the xB@ my local toyota. 37850 on the clock no dents dings just 1 small scratch. paid a little more but not only do i ave 36mpg plentu of room for the kids wheelchair but my leg and head room is superior. nice for a budget car. the only thing i miss is cruise control but hey cant have everything. and mommas happy with it. and if mommas happy we are all happy.

Awesome Car, with alot of Room and good MPG!

4.1
johnmolanii on 12/27/2011

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have a 2005 xB and i'm a easy driver. Get around 33 MPG city/highway mix. It doesn't have alot of Horsepower but it gets me from point a to point xB ;-)

2005 xB

4.6
2toasters on 06/20/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife bought a used 2005 xB and we liked it so much that I bought an identical (except color) one for myself. We are both older and drive accordingly, so we get about 33MPG in city and 37+ on Hwy. Both xB's have about 50k miles on them and we love them. The 1500cc engines pay off. We would not buy the newer, larger xB's because of their economy and looks. A big mistake on Toyota's part, we think. A typical comment: "this back seat is like a Lincoln Town Car". We will definitely keep these cars and repair them for as long as possible. This may be the car for you, too?

Solid car with lots of room

3.9
jkm on 09/14/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Just bought this car used. It's very solid and basic, much like the imports of the 70s and 80s. For a car with such little power, it's surprisingly fun to drive. The interior room is simply amazing. It's like a theater with 6 screens. The car seems to grow magically when you get in. I always tell friends that it's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Driving position is comfortable but you have to get used to the position of the gauges. The engine is peppy and fun to rev on city streets but merging on the interstate can be a challenge. This is allot of car for the money. I've found that it's several thousand less than a comparable Honda Element, Fit, or Toyota Matrix.

Disappointed

3.4
TVkid on 08/30/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Loved this car from the moment I saw it. Convinced my wife to get it for our small business as a delivery vehicle. The "toaster" sees a lot of miles, but gets regular service and is only driven by me. Rarely gets better than 29 miles per gallon. Had to replace all four rims and tires - $800 - because of cracks in the rims. Lost the transmission at 89,000 miles. Small back side light managed to vibrate loose and fall out - $175 to replace. Now AC compressor is going out. The Camry we used as a trade-in was much more reliable.

The best of the rest!

5
Charly on 06/16/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ours is a Rel 2.0 Series w/ground effects factory package. (Yellow only) and is loaded with all factory options Pioneer Stereo + dark window tint + white wheel covers + cruise. We average 32 MPG overall and see 35 on trips. We have installed a front stabilizer bar and turbo K&N intake. It handles like a sports car but insures like a wagon.

Cheap but reliable.

4.4
Sean on 06/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I had this car for two years. The a/c stopped working, and it turned out something in the a/c pipes burst, and sent shards of metal all through the system, and it was going to cost around $800 to fix. My rear trunk panel cracked off, the interior feels cheap and "plastic-y". It's very simple, not much too it. No bells and whistles here. While it isn't extremely powerful or fast, I always had a good time driving it, and it never once broke down on me.

2005 SCION XB

4.5
05XBINSC on 03/06/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my XB new in 2005 because I got tired of working on my previous car a Ford/Mazda Probe GT. Big change in terms of power and handling but I adjusted fairly easy. I find myself driving the XB HARD so I can't really complain about 28MPG, that being said, after 58K miles I have had not one single mechanical problem! I had a small chip in the windshield in the first month, used a "repair kit" and did not have to replace that until Jan of 2009. Getting ready to replace my 2nd set of tires. Lots of interior room, poor interior lighting, good seating position, good (not great) stereo. Buzzy on the highway, could use an extra gear, or "taller" 5th. Great value for the money! Paid 13,750.

1 happy box owner

4.8
happy boxman on 02/19/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have owned this 2005 for about 4years and absolutely love it . Our XB is probably the best built vehicle we've ever owned . Although probably not the most comfortable , esp for back seat passengers . Gas mileage is awesome , highway mileage aves 34 to 35mpg. Other than tires and oil changes its only been to Toyota service 1 time . (good exp ) It looks really small from the outside , but it is large enough to pack 4 good size people and a full load of luggage for a trip to DisneyWorld . Like i sad 35mpg. Good job Toyota Scion. Pretty much maintenance free. Great vehicle summer or winter. weve never once been stuck on snow covered roads

Loved everything except the noise

3.9
nyc to california on 01/22/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Got the car used, researched a long time for it. great values, have all safety features except side curtains. Easy to mod. Added sound deadening material to the hatch and doors, but the noise is just too much for me.

The True X-Beezy

4.9
x-beezy05 on 01/14/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my XB with 57,000 miles already on it. I have always loved the scion but never really had the urge to buy one. I have been nothing but Impressed with this car, Great Gas Mileage,Stylish Look, better yet the amount of Room you have in the car is AWESOME!! Don't get me wrong this is a very Nice/Sporty vehicle but I honestly want a Jaguar.

Super Cool

5
Jim on 01/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my xB in late December 2004. Needed a vehicle that I could carry my disabled Sweetheart and be able to get her in and out without trouble. Told the salesguy if I could get the wheelchair in the luggage area, I would buy it and buy it we did. Has just over 23000 miles and couldn't ask for a better vehicle. Lots of power and energy, great mileage, and enough room for my 6'8" 300 lb son to drive with comfort. Installed luggage rack and aluminum alloy wheels from internet. Never used a drop of oil and no maintenance problems whatsoever. Best car I ever owned, and I've always driven sports/small cars (Triumph Spitfire, Opel Mimi-Corvette, Suzuki Samurai) and this one is the best.

Rode hard...

4.6
Earl M. on 10/26/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Currently, my xB is totally caked in dirt from this past weekend. The windshield has dings and a crack almost as wide as the glass itself, collected over 5 years. A couple of dash lights are fading. I put wider tires on the OEM spoke rims and am having trouble getting the front two balanced correctly. All that said, when it's cleaned and shining, the Camo Green Box is beautiful and I really have no complaints at all. I have no problem without center armrest. My prev car, a Saab 9.3 didn't have one as they want you driving with both hands on the wheel as a safety feature. BTW, this bought-new xB replaced a run of two Saabs that I loved.

Bought a 4 y/o Scion

4.9
Robert V on 10/05/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving minivans for years. A few months ago, lost one because it was totaled. My wife was tired of mom-mobile and wanted something "cute." After reading a lot of reviews, we narrowed it down to used xB or a new Cube or Soul. I found a nice xB on Craigslist and bought it last week in Dallas, drove it home to Atlanta. First thing I love is the fuel mileage. In traffic, I got about 30MPG. Cruising at 70mph on highway, got 40MPG (240 miles/ 6.2 gals). Interior is roomy and comfy. Cool, or "cute" factor is incomparable. Yes, it is square shaped, and yes, wind noise is slightly louder than minivans-but, it is not bad.

2005 Scion Xb

4.9
Mark on 08/27/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With the gas prices on the rise, I quickly got tired of spending so much $$ on gas.. As I was researching used cars with good gas economy, I had found 2 cars that I liked. After doing more research on the Xb and finding out this model was first sold in Japan in 2000, it became a popular car. Saw all the great reviews and finally went for the plunge. The unorthodox design of the car reminds me of the compacts you would normally see in Japan. I test drove both auto and manual and was surprised that this compact had decent power. The manual transmission which has a high gear ratio which helps tremendously for acceleration. I ended up picking up a nice used one from a local Toyota dealer.

Over 100K Miles on My 2005 xB

4.1
Over 100K Miles on 08/25/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very happy with my 2005 xB and would buy another. There have been no problems in over 100,000 miles. I hope the next 100k miles are as good.

OLD AND NEW

4.1
AUTO SALON USA on 06/08/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Well in 2006 I decided I was going to break down and buy a small cheap commuter again. Having lived in Japan I remembered small mini trucks and vans people use to modify and drive around town in fact the scion design is a copy of Toyota older Japanese model not available in the usa. So I bought one used and absolutely love it even though a lot of things were changed for the American market it still has the BASIC car coolness to it looks good drives good and reliability and the gas mileage at average 35 mpg no bad. As far as performance I don't think your gonna go to the racetrack anytime soon, at least in a factory version, and the ride for someone who lives in an area like NYC is a bit bumpy...

Love My Black Box

4.8
Box Lover on 03/31/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am absolutely in LOVE with this car. I find myself making excuses to drive it. I still find myself looking back and smiling at my black box as I am walking away from it. It is fun to drive and with my extremely enthusiastic driving style, I still get about 28-30 MPG with mostly highway driving. The stock Pioneer sound system is awesome. Also, the huge side mirrors make changing lanes easy. The interior is extremely spacious and airy, so much so that I feel slightly claustrophobic when I get in normal cars. My only major gripe with this car is the small fuel tank. I find myself visiting the gas station 2x a week when with my prior car ('97 Honda Accord) once was plenty.

My Box

3.9
mwj12487 on 03/02/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I financed this car with less than 23k miles on it, and so far have about 54k on it. In that time I haven't had to replace anything but a blown tire and a headlight bulb. Scion, although marketed towards those of us in the younger generations, I find to be majorly consumed by those of you in your early to late 50's. The Toyota reliability is completely apparent. If you are searching for a great commuter car that slowly sips on the gas, the Scion xB might just be your heaven-sent. If you are looking for a speed-demon, a luxury soaked dream cruise, look someplace else. Although I adore my "foxy box", it doesn't ever trick you into believing it's anywhere above an economy car.

Miss Foxy is a class act!

5
AnnieC on 02/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never wanted a new car. Had my Honda since 1980 (25 yrs),unfortunately, had a serious accident in 2005 and could no longer find parts for the old girl. Reluctantly, I brought Ms. Foxy home and it's been a love affair ever since. Here we are 4 yrs later and I wouldn't trade her for the world. Definitely the last car I will ever own...I hope..

Still Loving It

5
Babs on 01/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 05 xB in 05, and I have liked the square style, and the speedometer on the dashboard. I bought it because of that and the gas mileage. I get 300 miles to a tank, and there is lots of room inside. I wasn't happy when they changed the style of the xB. I put loads of miles on my car each year, and it has been very dependable. I hit someone who pulled out in front of me on a side street, and was surprised how little damage there was to my front bumper. The only thing I would change is the tire size.

2005 Blue Scion xB

4.8
AutoBat on 12/16/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my xB for several years now. I got my car with alloy wheels, arm rest and cruise control installed. I consistently get 30mpg in either city or highway. I still love the looks of it, I replaced the grill with billet aluminum and the rear lights with LEDs after I got rearended once (new tailgate as well). The car is reliable as can be (it's a Toyota afterall). Even after the new (ugly) xB's came out I still get comments on how cool (or ugly) my car is. If I had the means, I would get another, but with a manual transmission. I have had to have 2 large chips filled in from errant rocks at about $20 each.

Love car, hate front seats

4.5
julie on 07/31/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought car 1 month ago. Former car Toyota tercel 4wdr which I loved but it got rear-ended. Love the look & mileage. Have a stick and do not have any power problems. Daughter and friends love all the room in the back. 1 BIG COMPLAINT: My husband & I both have backaches after riding more than 1 hr in either front seat (we are 5'6" and 5'10"). Nobody else has written about this and it worries us. Any suggestions?

2 xB family

5
Kayaker on 06/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my '05 xB in 2006 and love it. Can carry anything, even a kayak! (Bungeed the back shut about 6") I have since added a roof rack to hold both my husband's and my kayaks and still get 36-38 miles per gallon with an empty roof rack. Last year my husband's Camry was totaled and he was lucky enough to find a used "05 xB. His had 30,000 miles on it and is still like new. We live in NH and had record breaking snow last year. We did have snow tires, but could go anywhere. Never had a car this good in the snow! Both boxes are standard transmissions, very easy and fun to drive. Can't imagine driving anything else. We plan on keeping these boxes forever.

Fantastic little gem

5
Love this baby on 05/30/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I cannot believe I found a used XB. We had looked for the last several years at the local car shows and fell in love with the XB. We were ready to buy a new one this year. We did not like the new design because it has really cut the gas mileage with the improvements. These cars never show up used here. No one wants to part with them. We got a great deal on a 2005 with only 40,000 plus on it. It is silver with a cute red thunder bolt along the sides & air scoop on the back. We love the room the handling and the gas mileage. We had cruise added it really enhances the over the road mileage. We are nearing 60 and enjoy the nice firm seats. Great for us and so much fun to drive.

Boxes can be fun

4.9
BoXedUP on 05/20/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I fell in love with my box (aka XB) when I first saw it. It was unlike anything else on the market at that time or really since then. I bought it for three main reasons. 1) I loved the way it looked. 2) I loved the mileage it was reported to get. And 3) It was more customizable and had more personality than any vehicle I had ever encountered. Now three years and almost 40,000 miles later I still catch myself with a smile on my face as I drive down the interstate to work. I have owned many cars in the past but never one that I have truly loved. This year I am considering on trading in my Box. What will I replace it with? The next generation XB. I love this car and the Scion experience.

my BOXkar

5
Pennie on 04/19/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had my car 3 yrs now and I still love it. Will be driving more now that I'm retired. Great gas mileage. Do wish it heated up faster. Took over W VA mountains, made them all, just keep the medal to the pedal. I have allowed three strangers (older individuals) who ask about car to sit in it. They were impressed about the ease of getting in and out. Two I saw another time at store and they told me the did indeed buy a Scion xB, on man traded his cat for one. Told me he laugh every time his fills up his xB and takes money to back. I'll never own another car except for the Scions.

It grows on you...

4.9
JpRoman1981 on 03/31/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When i first saw this vehicle, which was inside the mall, i really didn't like it. One of my friends bought one, so i rode in it around the block...ever since that, i have loved them. They are very unique cars love the "box-look". I got the Thunder Cloud Metallic one. This car is not for everyone, but it is for me.

Proud Owner

4.9
Dorrial on 03/25/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Scion new and plan on keeping this model for many years. It is fun to drive, the visibility is exceptionally good, my mileage is anywhere between 30 and 35 MPG depending on how many people are in the car or, what I am transporting to college. Compared to the 2008, which is larger and not as pretty am mine, I'll stick to my 2005 XB.

great car for a snowless climate

4.6
on the road again on 03/22/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The roof is a little high for loading kayaks. The snow collects heavily and gets quite packed in the wheel wells causing the front tires to loose their turning mobility. On both rear wheels the packed snow had to be broken up with the windshield ice scraper. The wiring to the side lights is located in the wheel wells and it pulled away and is now broken and hang down. The garage said the whole unit would have to be replaced. I've never had this happen before. Other than that I really love this car.

Family gas saver

4.3
redd on 03/17/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm the second owner of my xB, but I feel like the first because the owners kept it like new. I traded in my WRX which got around 15 MPG (with my driving). I have no regrets at all. Although the xB is under powered it makes up for it in gas mileage. I can get around 280 miles per tank and I get 32 mpg on average. The interior is really roomy. I'm 6' 4" and still have about 3 inches of head room and plenty of leg room. I can even sit in the back seat with the front seats moved all the way back. Once I drove to the zoo and fit 5 full grown adults in my xB. The back seat passengers were a tight fit, but it still worked out.

Great, Fun Car for the Price

4.8
Iowan on 02/11/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove all of the current compact vehicles in 2005, and this was by far the best value, the most fun, best looking and by far the roomiest. We drive it exclusively around town with our 3 kids. We even took it on an overnight trip with the kids--had plenty of room for a large suitcase, overnight bag, small cooler and the kids' DVD players. It handles well in Iowa winters with it's traction control. We were lucky to snag one only a few months old, and it's still worth close to what we paid for it 2 1/2 years ago. Love it!

60 year old xB Driver

5
John King on 01/19/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have ever owned. It is fun to drive, has lots of interior room for its size, gets great gas mileage and has a unique appearance. Even in the snow it handles very well. Unlike most small cars, the passengers sit high up, which allows better visibility.

Toaster Box

5
Rudy on 12/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this little wagon as a "grocery getter" for my wife. But before a month was over I took it as my daily commuter to work. I am 6'4" & drive 50+ miles a day. Nothing on the market offers this much space w/ great fuel economy at an affordable price. My kids love this ride, they ask to take the toaster on trips over our Tahoe. At 30,0000 miles I still average 33 MPG w/ auto transm and have had no problems.

My Little Toaster

4.8
Margaret on 12/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this for a family vehicle and couldn't be any happier. We go everywhere and do everything in it. I'm looking into gettin another one soon. The gas mileage is great and the space though small can accommodate a lot.

I love my Fridge!!!

5
fidget on 11/26/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Whether people call my car a fridge or a toaster, it is anything but a small appliance. It is the first car I have bought and I couldn't have picked better. Very roomy to fit my friends for long drives, or to haul around my art things. The dealership also installed black and white contrast leather interior, so I feel like I am driving a much fancier car. Also, with the toyota name behind it, I feel safe. Someone hit me recently and for the impact I felt, there was very little damage. Great gas mileage, too, so affordable at purchase time and thereafter.

Not bad

4
Marty on 10/21/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My Scion was a very dependable and reliable car. The interior is very versatile, and roomy. My only complaints are lack of power, and rather harsh road noise. Other than that, it was quite a nice vehicle, excellent for a daily driver.

Toaster Tribute From Alaska

4.4
xcentric on 08/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Blessed to find an immaculate '05 after months researching original vs redesign; thrilled w/visibility, handling, mpg, ease of maintainence and cleaning, interior size, ease of entry/exit. Only negative so far is that rain drips into interior when window open - should be an easy fix with visors. Fun to watch folks strain their necks when seeing the xB for the first time, get lots of questions about it. Plan on keeping this forever. Will test out the traction and stability soon on the approaching ice and snow.

I love my Scion

4.1
aj03 on 07/17/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I really love my Scion xB. This is actually my first car and the reason why I chose to purchase the Scion xB was because of the price and also the design of the car is very unique. Friends are always surprised about how roomy the vehicle is and I always get compliments on the color of my car. Gas mileage is great; I can get a full tank of gas for about $25.

Couldn't be Happier

5
BobzBox on 06/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my xB because my Pontiac Grand AM was getting unreliable and constantly breaking down. I have owned the xB for over a year now and I must say that this is a great car. From the outside you would never guess it is so roomy inside. I was able to fit an entire dorm room's worth of stuff in it! The gas mileage is amazing. I don't drive slow and I still manage 31 mpg. The fact that it comes standard with ABS, traction control and stability control make this car very easy to drive in the snow. The only downside to owning this car is the fact that bugs do not skip off of the very vertical windshield. They kinda self destruct upon contact and the windshield can get nasty fast.

March on xB

4.8
helibob on 06/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car was a complete surprise. It does everything better than well. From the handling to the loads, it performs better than advertised.

Why buy anything else (at this price)?

5
jayman785 on 06/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love it. Got it for my wife. We live in a major city, and I manage an exotic car dealership, where I get to drive virutally everything. This was what she wanted. I didn't really like the idea of the Scion xB, but she got it. I drive a 2006 BMW M5 everyday, and since we've had it (about 90 days), the BMW has been parked in favor of this incredible little car (truck, suv, whatever). Great fuel economy, fun to drive, very refined, excellent storage space, excellent visibility, easy to park, cheap to insure, what more could you want out of a car? As a self-professed auto expert, you cannot get more for your money than in a Scion xB.

The "Lunch Box"

4.5
rhinoman on 04/27/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With a handle on top it would look just like a lunch box. I have driven it to work, (round trip 54 miles) and now have 36,500 miles on it. Averages about 33 mpg. It would be best in the urban runabout mode, but makes for a fine enough commuter. Took awhile to get used to the wheels out at the corners - ran onto a parked car's bumper and did $2K damage to the right side doors early on. Mine is an automatic and for the price there's little to complain about and lots to like.

Scion xB, the original is best.

4.9
JerryY on 04/05/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had a six new cars in my time driving, this is the most fun, most practical, and fuel efficient. Easy to get around in traffic, easy to park, great visibility, good factory option list. I added aftermarket cruise control, since it wasn't available from Scion or the dealership, really like this on longer drives.

Again, Toyota makes the best in all area

5
Charly on 04/03/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this for my wife to drive 40 work roundtrip miles. Whenever possible I get to drive it for fun. Of the 40+ cars & trucks owned in the past 50+ yrs (Chevys, Fords, Subaru, Mercedes), this xB outpaces every other vehicle in all categories. It is very comfortable on long trips (I am 6' & 240 lbs) and is quick to react in heavy traffic. I can wear my cowboy hat & not hit the headliner and with the front seats back, most can sit in the back and cross their legs without hitting the backs of the front seats. More passenger room that most full-size cars. Safety and engineering features that are not even available on most cars until you hit the 40K price range. Quality? It's Toyota!

Can It Replace a Camaro SS?

4.5
Willie McCraney on 03/10/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my xB in MD after totaling my Camaro SS. I must have had a concussion, this is not my usual choice of car. I drove it 800 miles home to Alabama at freeway speeds and got over 30 mpg! I am now averaging +/- 34 mpg, up to 40. I added cruise-control. My only concern is the rough ride because of the lowered suspension and low-sidewall tires. I am considering putting the original springs back on it to improve ride. I may also mount 70 series tires on it for better comfort. This car is bulletproof. The upright windshield is a 'rock magnet' though. Also a computer glitch has set a false 'check engine' code, which the dealership in Alabama is trying to track down. All systems are OK.

xB For the Win!

5
ZionXB on 03/02/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in Jacksonville, Florida. I picked it up for $14,000 out the door. It's a 2005 Auto Black xB with an INJEN air intake already installed. I got it for a great price, it drives great, and it gets awesome gas mileage. We packed four people for a weekend getaway and everyone was comfortable. Even with the limited HP, it still accelerates comfortably. I also love the amount of modifications that can be done.

Scion Xb

4
Duck Fumb on 02/23/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is great, but needs more power.

Sci Fi

4
picccc on 02/07/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a toaster, a breadbox, ugly, you name it and I'm sure you'll hear it. All that matters is that it's a good car that needs more power and that's about it.

Great, but Drive It First

4.5
scottysail on 01/28/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion xB is a cool car. It's affordable for post-college students is and just neat to drive. I like it a lot. Mine has just a very basic setup (but for the cost no complaints should be allowed).

Scion xB Long Term

4.5
Tim Haupt on 01/20/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My car has been problem free for 53,000 miles. It gets an honest 33 MPG in mixed driving. It's a great run-about vehicle. Its engine and auto transmission are a great combination - good drivability and nice compromise between performance and gas mileage. It handles well and is not as bad in side winds as the body style might suggest. The ride is a bit stiff and a little bouncy, especially when new. This improves after several thousand miles, however they should really soften up the suspension just a little, especially in the rear. The traction control and electronic stability control (standard equipment) result in a secure feeling drive, even in moderate snow. Buy the Konig Helium wheels - their light weight improves acceleration.

Unbelievable Buy for the Money

5
Juice Mavin on 12/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There is a reason this thing gets such great reviews. Everyone says the same thing...it gets excellent mileage, has good leg room, nice style, etc. I have only had my xB for a month and am confident that it has been my best purchase ever. It was super easy to wave goodbye to the horrible VW I had and I drove away smiling. It is unbelievable how much you get for the money. Traction control is standard plus all of the options that everyone else is mentioning. I love my Scion.

Great Little Car

5
Harvey Kahn on 12/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a little gem. It is very large on the inside and with the back seats folded down will hold very large items, such as a bookcase etc. The visibility is the best I believe of any car made today. In spite of it's small engine it is very peppy and easily keeps up with the traffic. In short it is a wonderful car.

My Box

4.9
lesper on 11/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price, this is an outstanding car.

I Want to Tow

4.9
scionking on 11/18/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First off, if you're big and tall and sick of trying to fit in those little cars, this is your ride. I've had my xB going on 1.5 years now and I really enjoy it. I drive in a lot of high traffic areas and I'm positive no full size SUV can match it. Yeah sure, I can't tow stuff, but I can park anywhere and getting around 30 mpg is a life saver. It's great on lane changes and when you lay the seats down you have a lot of room to carry all sorts of goodies. I've even slept in it twice, no not because I'm a weirdo, but because the tent just isn't as fun as it once was. I had the cold air induction put on and the exhaust added but you really don't get much bang from those mods. At least it sounds kinda neat.

Foxy Box

4.5
Bonnye Briggs on 11/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun vehicle to drive with lots of pickup and go. It gets great gas mileage and is super to just pop to school or to the office. This care is a great buy for a well made Toyota vehicle.

Great Vehicle

5
scion xb on 10/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Scion. Its gas mileage is great! The space inside is fantastic, no kids kicking the back of the driver seat is great. Now that I invested in the armrest it is 100% great. I did upgrade the tires with 1 size larger and I can tell the difference in the handling of the vehicle.

Slick Compromise

4.9
Amerhicka on 10/03/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion xB is quirky. It's small enough to walk around in the garage and to squeeze into parking spaces only a Mini Cooper would look at twice, but big enough to cross your legs, with your hands crossed behind your head...in the back seat. It's fun enough to drive that it surprises, often all the way into a smile. It drinks less gas than most vehicles and makes you feel slightly less guilty about the planet you ride upon. Toyota didn't have to reinvent the wheel for the cB, just smoosh together the best traits of the city car: affordability, a reasonably well-appointed interior, roominess, safety, and it is charming. This car strikes so many sensible compromises that I am glad to see it loved by ravers and retirees.

I Love My xB

5
ILoveMyxB on 09/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have ever owned. I would recommend it to anyone. It may be a little loud on the highway, but you just have to turn up the radio. I love my xB.

An Honest Vehicle

4.9
Tomas on 09/17/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I didn't intend to buy an xB when I first happened to see one at a dealership - I was just curious. A few hours later, I owned one. The value per dollar spent on this vehicle is likely amongst the highest in the current market. The xB is well designed, has excellent ergonomics, and is a lot of fun to drive. It is a unique looking box with a very comfortable interior and loads of practical, usable space in a tiny exterior. In many ways it seems larger inside than outside.

xB Review

4.4
Halpal on 09/13/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is lots of fun to drive, easy on fuel, and extremely roomy. I am over 6 feet tall and have plenty of leg room, and about 5-6 inches of headroom. Even with the seat adjusted rearward all the way, there is still plenty or legroom in the back seat. With the rear seats folded forward, the cargo room is plentiful. We love the car and we get lots of looks and good commenrts on the road.

Love my Scion

5
Suzy Mortimer on 08/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In my youth it was MGs and then any used car that would run me all over Los Angeles. In 2000, I retired, moved back to Tucson and drove 15 mile to the gallon Jeep Wranglers. I wanted a change and spotted the Scion xB. Where ever I go, young people ask about this car. They want to sit nside and say it's their car of choice. I see Scions popping up all over the place and when I talk to other Scion owners, "Love my Scion," is the first thing they tell me. Its great gas mileage, good reliability, and solid design make this my favorite car of the many I've owned over fifty years. My husband drives a Ford Explorer and lately, I'm hearing him say, "Let's take the Scion."

The Ups and Downs

4.3
mxpro338 on 08/16/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this car for a year and have put over 30,000 miles on it. What I like: it is reliable and roomy! The xB is a very practical "around town" car, it gets good fuel mileage, is unique, has suprisingly strong engine for its displacement, has phenominal handling (even in the snow!), and is affordable. What I don't like: it lacks passing power at high RPM, the original radio, lots of wind noise, and it had no armrest when new. In the end, if you are looking at this car you have to weigh out what is important to you. It is not great fuel mileage (30-32 mpg avg.) and it is not powerful (100 - 110hp), but it is fun to own and will attract lots of attention around your town.

Scion xB - The Best Deal Money Can Buy!

5
Jeffrey A. on 08/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my xB for two years and still love it the way I did when I brought it home. It's getting 33 mpg and still gets plenty of attention on the street and at shows. If you want a vehicle that dang near does it all the xB has you covered and then some.

Get A Lot of Bread out of this Bread Box

5
Scion xB on 07/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I could not ask for a better car. My Bread Box is the best. I get so many looks at it. Even though I am in the older baby boomer crowd, this car seems like it was made for us - believe it or not.

The Best by Far

4.9
incubusman on 07/07/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i know a lot of people who don't like the way ithe Scion xB looks, but it is the roomiest car I have ever owned.

The Box on Wheels

5
Gina on 06/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our Scion xB last spring and it has been great. It replaced our family van, and the gas bills have never been lower. The only thing we miss is the cargo room for the extras that children come with. But with the roof rack this year we hope to have a smother vacation packing experience.

The Firster

3.9
Edward on 06/25/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

The cup holders in my Scion xB are in a bad location. They are on the floor. The gas mileage has been good at around 30 mpg this past month. It also handles really well. I like how it can get into a tight parking place with ease. I am 6 ft. 7 in. tall and have no problem geting in to it. It has lots of head room and good leg room. You have more leg room in the back than in the front.

Love it

4.8
cruiser on 06/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Scion xB is fun and attention getting. We sleep in it for short campouts. It is so easy to get in and out of (we are in our 70's). It is everything we hoped it would be and has lots of features as standard. Plus is has tons of cargo room.

Never Own Anything Else

4.9
craiple on 06/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

If you want a fun, dependable, practical vehicle, with lots of PIZZAZ...this is it. I've had my xB for one year and have driven it all over the country. It has more headroom and backseat legroom than any car on the market (I'm 6'6")! The only thing I don't like is the only way to turn the dome light on is on the light itself, it's a long reach. Otherwise, this is the best car I've ever owned, and I've owned 9 in my lifetime.

Conquers The Urban Sprawl

4.5
Jim on 05/15/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my xB for a little over a year now, and I still love it as much as when I first drove it off the lot. This is a car that truly rewards its occupants with tons of room for people or things. The tuner market has also embraced this car wholeheartedly, and there are plenty of performance and exterior mods available for the xB. I traded in a gas-guzzling Dodge Dakota R/T for this car, and haven't looked back since.

I like it very much

4.6
XB on 05/06/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my daughter's dream car and she only had 900 miles on it when she was murdered. It is now my office on wheels as l work in many places. l have tried to make it a tribute to her, the license plate is her screen name and her name Vanessa, means butterfly; it is covered in butterflies now. l get comments on the butterflies all the time, usually from women, however, even a guy gives a thumbs up now and then as he passes me driving his own xB. l would give the car up in a second along with anything else to have my baby back but feel a bit closer to her driving the car she wanted long before it became available in Florida.

'05 xB Convert

4.9
Roy on 04/29/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven my xB now for just over one year and it is still fun to drive. I have had no mechanical problems with it. It does have a few minor rattles from the front door pillars, but otherwise it is an exellent vehicle for the price. It stops on a dime, and the Vehicle Skid Control works perfectly.

My Box

4.8
Sam on 04/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my xB for a year and a half. I'm 73 and it suits me perfectly. I have never opened the hood...I only get service every 6 months. Everything works beautifully.

Even "Real Big Guys Can Enjoy this Car!!

5
ScottK on 04/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Target audience....young, hip, skinny, and poor! Yet this is the best automobile for Big and Tall people and it gets great mileage. I love this car and bought a 2006 model for myself and gave the 2005 to my son! Don't look elsewhere!

Love My Burgundymobile

5
happy customer on 04/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car handles well, even in strong winds. We get a very clear view of the road as the driver sits up above the dashboard. Our milage is about 29 - 30mpg. The Scion xB has plenty of storage for a smaller car and is very comfortable for passengers in front and back seats.

2005 Scion xB

5
texas_jesuslover on 04/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is everything I expected it to be. Consumer Reports says it has a very uncomfortable ride and has a large turning circle. These are completely false. I have no problems. I recommend the Scion line to everyone. They are affordable, great on mileage, and they are Toyotas!

Scion xB

4.6
BruinsFan on 04/18/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall with the price of gas spiking almost daily, this little car gives a lot for the little gas it burns. It has a roomy interior and though its mileage doesn't quite stack up to its sticker, it is much better than most vehichles out there.

My Mil' Box

4.6
DD LAMMEY on 04/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been one of the best cars I have owned. It has supprising power when you need it. The only thing that I dislike about it is that the rear window needs to open seperately. Other than that, it has been one of the best vehicles. It also gets great gas milage.

Too Much Fun!

4.6
Gid Pool on 04/18/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is way to much fun for the low price. I have the special edition yellow version and it is almost impossible for me to be at a gas pump without someone asking me about it. I get 34 mpg on the highway, and cruise at 70 - 75mph. It's a bit noisy at those speeds, but hey..turn up the CD! I have taken a long road trip (1,700 miles) and found it to be as comfortable at the end of the day as the beginning.

Love My Scion xB

5
Marsha Speed on 04/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove my Scion from Cocoa Beach, Florida to Southern California then to Idaho and returning to Cocoa Beach. In total, I drove over 8,000 miles and got mileage as high as 39 mpg! Being a previous Mercedes and Porsche owner, this xB had some giant shoes to fill and fill the shoes it did! Even my BMW friends that drove across the country with me were VERY shocked at the economy and comfort of my little yellow xB. The Scion xB is a wonderful vehicle.

Wonderful little BOX

5
Guillermo Lucas on 04/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For some people the car is ugly but, everybody asks questions.....what is it?...who makes it?... And after showing people the interior and the cargo capacity they go....incredible!!.. This is the best little car I have ever owned. I am 65 years old and have had hundreds of cars of all sizes, and love to drive my BOX everywhere. The dealer said the car was meant for younger dirvers BUT, I see a lot of seniors driving them...I am one of them and I LOVE IT!

Great Little Car!

4.9
Terry on 04/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my xB in Michigan for a Florida car! People said we were nuts to drive that little thing to Florida. I went the 1,350 miles, no problem at 75 / 80 mph, just like the big guys. It is a super car. It gets good mileage, is fun to drive, and easy to park.

The Box is Well Worth the Price

4.5
scott ekstrom on 04/18/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

With the price tag at $18,006 with all the bells the xB is well worth the price. It is fun to drive and gets great gas milage. After 1.5 years of ownership it still turns heads. The fit and finish are well done. A cross country trip was done in comfort with about 36 mpg over all with almost 40 on the highway at 60 to 65 mph. This vehicle has true Toyota quality.

The Poor Person's Car

4.9
XB on 04/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent gas mileage, reliability, priced to afford to buy, lots of room for cargo space, funny looks but public thinks it is COOL, lots of cubby holes to put stuff in, not expensive to maintain, and built by Toyota (the absolute best car builder with affordable prices-low maintenance. I am delighted with this affordable, large car and will keep it a long time as it fulfills all my needs!

Driving fun

4.8
van on 03/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most fun car (out of 8) I've ever owned. It is perfect for city driving due to its short length, handling, and cargo capacity. Its styling makes it almost hugable. What a relief to drive a car that, so far, has had zero problems. Every time (literally) I get in it, I'm glad I bought it.

Best Car

5
dess on 03/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car ever! I love it! The driving is great, the steering, the mileage.. just everything about it is great. I can't think of any drawbacks on the car. Plus, this is a great car to accessorize with different little things Scion offers.

Comments

4.9
Scion xB on 03/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

If you don't watch your speed, it can really go faster than what it feels. I have taken it on a couple of long trips and is very comfortable, whether in the front or back seat. I love my car. It should have cruise control. My husband and I have recomended it very highly to other people. We have even let them test drive ours or sit in it, to show them how much room it has.

My Ninja

4.8
ninja on 03/07/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my xB in Jan of '05, and its been nothing but fun driving, customizing, and even cleaning it. It turns heads when on the road. Every modification has gone very smoothly. It is gentle on the wallet at the pump, but I think one of the coolest aspects is the community these little boxes have created. When I'm driving and another xB pops up we always wave and generally ride together when ever possible. Scion car clubs have sprung up across the country and its exciting to be part of what I call the "Scion Invasion." Goodbye "It's a Jeep thing..." hello "It's a box thing, you wouldn't understand."

Great Little Car

4.6
Dave in Asheville on 02/18/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion xB is a great vehicle. It is so easy to get into and out of, it's just the right height for old stiff guys! It is peppy enough and fun to drive. The interior space is wonderful. Its traction control and anti-lock brakes are great in the snow. Plus it has great dependability.

Near Perfection

4.9
Mellow Monster on 02/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

At 6'2" and 265 lbs. with bad knees the xB is the only new car sold that I can get into and out of with ease. The last ten years I have had to buy gas guzzling full size pickups or SUVs. I like it so much, I helped two of my daughters buy Scion xBs It is very versatile and one of the most practicle vehicles made. I'm 60 in N.H. and my daughters are 39 in Ill, and 29 in Tenn. so the xB has broad appeal.

The xB is a Great Choice.

4.9
Jack on 02/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven my Scion xB about 24,000 miles and it still feels like new. Great job Toyota! My gas milage is consistently around 33 mpg, however when crusing at around 75 mph it drops as low as 29 (It's difficult to push a brick through the air). My highest tankfull mpg was 38. Yes, I would buy another, it is practical, boxy, well designed, and well built.

Most Fun Car I Have Ever Owned

5
Codycat on 02/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am the owner of a limited edition yellow Scion xB. The car is so much fun to drive that I look forward to taking it out as much as possible. I usually have people asking questions about it where ever I go. I am 6'2" and have plenty of extra head room and leg room. Its pickup is more than adequate and the gas mileage is between 30/35 MPG. The tank is just under 12 gallons. The xB is by far one of the hottest most sought after vehicles as proven by being out of stock in just about every showroom. Ordering one will take about a month. It is well worth the wait. If you are looking to bring the fun back into driving, look no further than the Scion xB. It is a winner.

She's Gotta Have It...

4.9
Debbie on 02/02/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first time that I laid my eyes on the Scion xB, I KNEW that I had to get one. With its unorthodox shape, for me, it was a sight to behold. Others may hate the "boxy" styling, but its roomy, gets great gas mileage, and IS fun to drive. I know its target audience is the younger crowd, but I've noticed a lot of mature folks driving xBs (including me). That says a lot!

Outstanding Scion xB

4.9
Gabriel Monsalve on 01/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been quite tame when driving my Scion xB for the first year, since I am trying to break in the engine carefully. Last December I made a long round trip from Plano Texas to North Sacramento California, with four passengers plus lugage and this little vehicle performed like a superstar in all road conditions - going up hill or down, under heavy rain, and on soaked pavement. the stearing always felt safe and the handling and performance were superb. I was really surprised how pleasant the trip was in my xB since I been doing it in a Honda Odyssey and a Dodge Grand Caravan for years. the xB is a lot of fun to drive and is very comfortable.

Who Knew a Box Could be so Fun!

4.9
Seth on 01/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I had originally purchased my 2005 Scion xB, I was in dire need of a car that worked, and I was sick of fixing up my old junker. I needed a reliable car to get to work and back home. Thankfully, a good friend of mine had turned me onto the Scion xB. With it's spacious interior and daring new looks, it was more than just a car. It redefined what it meant to drive a car. The Scion xB is great in all aspects of a new car; great standard options, a roomy interior for friends and family, wonderful fuel economy, and a fresh new look, all starting just under $15,000. This car is truely wonderful, and I'm proud to say, "I drive a box."

Lots of Goods!

4.8
mehugtree on 01/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2005 Scion xB is an awesome car. I just got back from an 1,800 mile trip over four days, and it was very comfortable. It hauled lots of stuff, and on the way back stretched out my 6 foot frame and slept well! It does get lots of looks, which is fine. People are constantly amazed at the roominess. To quote a friends son "Wow! It's huge!" this was after he got out of his Dad's Escalade. It is fun to drive and zips around traffic. It's not a racecar, but it's fun. The xB is easy to park and fits anywhere. It gets good gas mileage! I love the design - simple and straight forward. It has a great use of space. Did I mention all the room?

Overstayed Its Welcome

3.5
jed on 01/03/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The good qualities of the Scion Xb, lots of room and exceptional visibility remain. However, they are overshadowed by a harsh and noisy ride, and terrible gas mileage. I've tried everything, and the best mileage I can squeeze out of this car is 27 mpg in the summer and a ridiculous 20 mpg in the winter. Also, cruise control isn't available and the interior lighting is poor.

Great Little Hauler

4.5
Karl on 12/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm a potter. The Scion xB hauls a 1/2 ton of pottery with ease. There's plenty of room for my two growing teenage sons in the back. We get from 30 to 36 mpg, usually about 34 average. I love the way it handles on the curves and it's got plenty of zip for me. It's really fun to drive. The seats are very comfortable and on a recent trip from Oregon to San Diego my bad back held up great. On the down side, the interior lighting is terrible. When you lift the back hatch at night you can hardly see what's there and as far as reading a map in the front seats? Forget it. The tiltwheel doesn't swing enough and the location of the lever is annoying. It could stand to be a few inches wider.

Scion xB - Needs a Diesel Engine

4.6
dave behrens on 12/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2005 Scion xB is fun to drive, has nice acceleration, a great view, loads of head room, and handles well with a front strut tower brace. Mine has Denso 0.4 mm iridium plugs and a K&N million mile air filter (not a CAI). I have used Mobil 1 in it from Day 1. I also added a hood wind deflector. Don't buy in-channel window air deflectors..they don't fit correctly causing the windows to not completely close. I got front and rear seatcovers for mine from seatcovers.net, and a Scion center armrest through eBay. I like the sound of the original sound system.

The Most for Your Money....

4.9
bob on 12/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2005 Scion xB is a lot of car for the money. It has great saftey features, good gas milage, and good service. The only thing that I would change is it needs arm rests.

Good for the price

4.5
hotrod9 on 12/09/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2005 Scion xB is easy and fun to drive in traffic and very responsive. It is very easy to park in tight places. It does lack in power on the freeways and the gas mileage drops off at higher speeds, but I am still able to maintain 26 mpg or better at 75 mph. I get over 30 mpg at slower speeds. The ride is stiff and uncomfortable for long hauls. This car is very good in cities and short drives. The front bumper is only 5" off the ground so watch those curb blocks.

xB nice style, poor quality

2.6
onaircreative on 11/29/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This is no Toyota. The Scion xB is a cool looking car, with good fuel consumption, but it ends there. It has no pickup! Don't try to get on the highway with the air conditioning on. My trunk latch came off when I was only trying to open it. I mean - it came off in my hand. Now the car won't lock. I have less than 14,000 miles and now I am stuck paying the bill on a manufacturing defect. Scion can refuse any repairs based on nothing other than their word. This car seems to be constructed entirely of plastic - CHEAP PLASTIC. Granted, it is roomy and cool looking, but looks can be deceiving. It's ride is too bumpy as well.

Best Bang for your Buck

4.1
b desaw on 11/26/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought 2006 Scion xB and have put 700 miles on it so far. On my first tank of gas, I got 30 mpg and on my second tank I got 29 mpg. The xB is a GREAT small car! It's very fun (easy) to drive, has a great sound system, and a cool/funky design. I bought it partly because I wanted to fit a wheelchair in back (I am replacing a Honda Odyssey), and partly because gas just went up to $3.60 a gallon. It is not a sportscar, but a logical and efficient way to get from here to there, in comfort, with sufficient power, and LOTS of interior space! I am very happy! I would defininitely recommend this vehicle to smart consumers. Idiots who need massive power to suppliment their ego shouldn't buy this car, it won't suit their needs. It suits my needs perfectly.

Great Little Car

4.6
Jim_NH on 11/10/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the Scion xB after looking at every car at the Boston Auto Show. It replaced our 1988 Volvo 740 wagon. The xB is designed perfectly for a family of one to three people. The interior leg room is huge for a small car, as is the head room. These cars are built solid and are very cheap to buy and maintain. In 15,000 miles, we have only had one problem -- the headlights were aimed too high. That is a testiment to Toyota quality. We take our yellow xB Release Series 2 to Canada quite often where it is mobbed by people wanting to buy one (it's not available yet in Canada). Overall, it's like a Mini Cooper station wagon.

My Yellow Box

5
Charles higgins on 11/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As an owner of a 2005 Yellow Scion xB, when you leave the house you need to be dressed and have your hair in place. You will be waatched at red lights and when you pass people or park by someone at the mall. Their first question is who makes it and what sort of gas mileage does it get and, my god I can't believe how much room it has. Do you like it? YES.

Foxy Boxy

5
apryl on 11/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my Toyota RAV4 for my 2005 Scion xB. I really didn't like it at first because it looked wierd. After driving it for three months, I love it! It has much better handling than the RAV, it gets better gas mileage, and has much, much more room. I can easily fit two car seats in the back. I work at a box company, and I had someone say "just cause you work at a box company, doesn't mean you have to drive one," if they only knew! :) I love it. Mine has an awesome color, my subs sound way better in this than the RAV, and it is fun to stand out.

It's a Great Box

4.9
Sion Girl on 11/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Yes, people may laugh at the way she looks. People may call her names and point fingers. In order to truely love her you must look to the inside and what she has to offer. Know that the moment you set behind her wheel she is there to comfort you and give you a ride like no other. The feeling you get when you are inside is that of a luxury combined with a sporty vibe. So, drive on; drive into the sunset.

Love the Box

5
coachT on 10/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The BOX is great! I've had mine for two months now and am still amazed at the space. I have no problem toting people or STUFF! I don't miss my truck, nor the 19 MPG. I'm easily getting 34 MPG city and 38 MPG highway in my Scion xB. The Box will not win any races, but who cares...its great handling will allow you to zip in and out of traffic, and has no problems cruising at 80 mph on the highway. My main problem with the box is that my wife and daughters grab every opportunity to take it. This vehicle is not just for the young crowd...I'm 42. The only addition I made was the center armrest...I would have bought the 5-speed but none where available. The camo color rocks! Get the center armrest and cruise control.

Good honest car

4.6
joe on 10/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion xB provides the best value, utility, and reliability expectations in this price range. Plus is has a good expected trade in value and low maintenance expenses. It has a good ride, the noise level is acceptable, cargo space is amazing, and its finish quality good - haven't found anything disappointing yet. i have been [leased with my dealership's professionalism, and found the car to be sound and secure feeling. Its boxy design, with vertical sides, give ample shoulder room for three people in the back seat, but the vertical widshield catches a lot of bugs! It needs a good deflector.

Fun for the Gallon

5
Roxy's Dream Weaver on 10/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Gas prices going higher? (I don't care) This little shoe box hates Gas Stations. Even as an automatic and with a caffeine rush attitude driving technique. Your gas tank will stay full, (It just won't go down to "E") Roominess? My gosh you feel like you're sitting in your living room airy high interior all around huge seats comfy. Sound? Well lets put it this way I added the Bazooka Subwoofer and it's like surround sound system in your home. It drives like a cream puff awesome suspension and handling and breaking becaue it also comes with ABS standard. You can move your whole apartment in almost one trip with your back seats flat down. I have nothing but good things to say about my Scion xB...

My Box

5
J. Padgett on 09/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first time I saw this strange little vehicle, I thought "No way I would be caught driving that!" Well, after three more trips to the dealership to poke around and satify my curiosity, my fiancee suggested that I take a test drive...that did it. I took my box home the same day. Boy howdy do I love this car! Comfortable, surprisingly roomy, Toyota quality, good gas mileage, fun to drive...the list goes on and on. It looks really cool too. Toyota definitely got it right, although you can't consider me a generation x'er at 51.

love my box on wheels

4.9
caw on 09/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Scion Xb for a year now and still love it. I can pack it with people or things and get wonderful gas mileage (a real + these days!). We've used it to carry everything from a full-sized door to enough Christmas packages and food for a large family. It's not the fastest car on the highway, but goes more than fast enough for me to travel comfortably ( and affordably) on the Interstate in the fast lane.

Best value of any new car

4.9
frankydiggy on 09/23/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With a small engine, it won't win any street races. But who cares with everything else you get. So much standard equipment, cool funky styling, tons of passenger room. Wife has said she feels like she's riding first class in front passenger seat. SOOOO much room for small car. I've certainly driven faster cars, but who the heck ACTUALLY uses the big engine cars? Had a Celica- got several tickets. Plenty of people ask about it. I can't stop showing the inside to people to show how much room their is. Averaging 30-31 mpg in first 3000 miles. Plus it's Toyota reliabilty. Overall, best value you can find.

THE BEST darn car i ever owned

4.9
JUMPnPUP on 09/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This this is perfect for both young and old. I say old because the doors are so big and the car sits so low it's very easy to get in and out.

Toyota got it wrong

4.9
Yellow Peril on 09/19/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think Toyota may have focused on the wrong market. I see a few kids driving, but a lot more older adults. It is easy to get in and out of, loads of carrying capacity with the rear seats folded down. Room for four ADULT sized people, my two teenagers (six foot plus) sit in the rear seats with the front seats all the way back and still have 6 inches of knee room left. Even with all of us in and luggage for a weekend, still gets 30-35 mpg. Only drawback is you have to work the transmission to keep the rpm at 3500+ so you can keep the speed up on the hills. You can cruise at 85 mph with 4 adults quite comfortably. And yes, it will hit 100 mph and still feels rock solid.

Love the looks on other drivers faces!

5
Banana Wind on 09/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car! I love the character of this car! The yellow color is definitely visible to other drivers and I get incredible gas mileage. 35 to a fantastic 38 miles to a gallon..on mountain rodes! You can't beat the value and just the looks of fasination on other drivers face when they see my "box".

Exelent Vehicle

4.8
Benjamin on 09/11/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The scion xB is basically the best car that I've ever owned. It handles great, but you realize fairly quick that it's not a muscle car. The interior of the car is incredibly comfortable. With high gas prices it's one of the best options out there.

Great Toaster

5
jdsusumu on 09/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my xB. It is the perfect color and drives like a dream. I am always being stopped and asked what it is and how many miles per gallon it gets. I wish I could have 5 of them.

Xb Review

4.9
Jim on 09/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Selected because of its combination of its very short length (needed in my short garage space) and its incredible headroom. I had one of the first xB's in our area, and it got lots of looks and questions. It rides pretty well, and is easy to park, but the manual transmission feels and sounds like there should be an additional gear for smooth highway cruising. Glad I bought the car - it's great for milage, shopping hops around town, and taking guests to dinner.

Great Car for Price

4.6
Dawn on 09/06/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my xB for over 4 months. It's a blast to drive. Always getting comments on it. Only real thing I don't like is the windshield. I totally recommend this car for anyone that wants a car that is fun to drive and get great gas mileage. Also you would become part of an elite club as a Scion xB owner.

looooove my xB

5
J.D. on 09/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my xB for about 3 months and I love it more each time I drive it. Thought it would be economical but was afraid to change from a Town Car to something I thought would be so different. Boy, I can not believe I look for reasons to drive now... love sitting up higher and it is so open and roomy inside. Can't say enough good things about it.

I love my Toaster

5
hisstah on 09/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is quite roomy and I like the visibility I get with all the windows. It's very fuel efficient and reliable and the price was excellent. This is the first time I could afford a *new* car. I've only ever had used cars before.

The xB is the future and it is now!

4.9
Robert F. Bronk on 09/01/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I believe that the Scion xB is everything one could want in a car for today's world. My black cherry xB is gorgeous and it reflects me. I have added foglights, a cargo net,center armrest, cruise control, alloy wheels and a power sunroof. I average 34 MPG and love the comfort and versatile interior. People do take notice of the xB - people do ask "what is it?" and people just love to look at it. The xB is fun to drive, fun to talk about and I smile at the mileage. What is not to like? I believe that my car offers all that we need in our world of high cost fuel and crowded roads. I think that I have the right car at the right time - it is just wonderful!

I Love this Car!

4.9
ChiCopBuddy on 08/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm not really in Toyota's demographic for this vehicle, but I find I'm in the REAL demographic of those who drive them...40 something, laidback. And I LOVE this car! The only complaints are the usual ones about no armrest and dome light too dim. Other than that, this is one cool car. Cargo space is unbelievable, comfort is surprising, and the looks you get on the road are great. One other drawback: it hacks people off that this car has as much pep as it does. They don't like to be passed by it, because it doesn't look like it should be able to. Testosterone kicks in, and they try to prevent you from getting ahead of them. I bought the car for price, thinking I was stepping down, but wow!

Great Value and Fun to Drive!

4.8
Eric_McCalla on 08/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Picked up my xB three weeks ago, and don't remember last time I enjoyed driving a new car so much! Friends and family are amazed at the quality and the look of the car for the price. They can't believe all the features (safety and otherwise) you can get for under $17,000. Test drive both the auto and the manual versions: they really drive differently. I chose the 5spd stick, as it increases the "fun-to-drive" factor by a lot! There are virtually no blind spots in the rear views, and the forward visibility and seat position can't be beat. I am more at eye level with SUVs and trucks than with my 2001 Volvo S60 which I said farewell to when I got the xB!

The neatest car I ever owned and fast...

5
Yellow Sub on 08/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wouldn't trade or sell this for anything.. It has re-juvinated me. The 5-speed is fast fun and furious. Gotta drive this before you die.

Survived an 800 pound moose!

5
Megan on 08/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in May of this year mainly because of the value and incredible gas mileage. I had been driving it for just under three months when I hit an 800 pound moose going out 55 mph on the highway. My brother and I walked away with no injuries whatsoever, something that everyone who actually saw the car couldn't believe. It's in the shop now and I can't wait to get it back because now I know that on top of being cool, economical and fun to drive, it's a very safe vehicle.

Sweet Box

5
Nat on 08/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This box is the best vehicle ever. It got the looks and buying gas doesn't hurt your wallet!

The Best Thing I've Ever Bought...

5
Lisa on 08/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am and when my friend let me drive her xB, I fell in love. Three weeks later, I traded the Pontiac in and got the Xb. I love it!! I thought the pickup would not be good, but, it is really peppy. The quality and workmanship is awesome. I am glad I decided to make the purchase. It was everything I could of wanted and more.

I'm too sexy for my car... NOT

4.5
nibor on 07/31/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Scion XB. I wish I had more disposible income so I could dress it up a bit, but overall, I'm very proud to be seen in this car. My only complaint is that I can't get the gas mileage out of it that I'm supposed to. I'm about 5 mpg short both hwy and city.

Great Value for the Money

4.8
MISSOURI BOX DRIVER on 07/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd review of my Scion the 1st was on 1/22/2005 I've now had my Xb for 8 months and am very happy so far the only complaints I have are minor 1. the A/C could blow colder or blow faster 2. power on some of the Ozark's was only O.K. The transmission could downshift sooner instead of slowing down to 40 mph. These are minor on the interstate it was fine as it is around town. Gas mileage is around 27 town / 32 highway, which is good enough for me. For the folks wanting more power Toyota should offer a supercharger option and for the one's who want better mileage Toyota should make a diesel.

Gas Mileage Poor

3
charles liddell on 07/28/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the cool factor of the car yet am very disappointed with the in city gas mileage. I have gotten as low as 20 mpg. I don't know if there is something wrong with it or not. I sacrificed a lot of handling and performance to get the promised great mileage. I used to drive a '94 Mazda Miata and got about 22 mpg on average and had a blast driving it. I am planning on taking a huge hicky on the purchase of this car because I will get out of it ASAP and get the 2006 Miata.

My 2005 Scion xB in Blue Onyx Pearl

5
Chuck C on 07/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought this car on July 21st, 2005 and all I can say a very incrediable car so far. I had a 2003 Dodge Durango SXT an awesome SUV in its own right. With the high fuel prices in California I had to go with another way. I chose the Scion xB because in 1989 I bought a 4x4 Toyota and loved it knowing Toyota makes an excellent product. The gas milage on this xB is unreal and the power is great for 110 horses. In the near future I plan to add I cold air intake and a cat back muffler system to help the performance also. I might possibly make this a show car as well. My ending remarks at being a 50 year old male you can't go wrong with this sporty car from Toyota / Scion.

Scion xB

4.9
Ian Steele on 07/23/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great ride, fun to drive, more room than you can imagine!

Roomy with a View

4.6
V Cambalik on 07/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I look for fuel economy and roominess when I buy a car. My Scion delivered both. It has been 18 years since I have purchased a new car and I looked extensively at all options before I bought my Scion XB. I am an ecologically-minded, 50-something teacher at a Catholic school so the 30+ mpg that my Scion gets allows me to sleep easily at night. I also do catering, so the fold-down rear seats allow me to transport lots of food! I was worried about upstate NY's snowfall being a challenge, but my Scion fitted with Toyo snow tires charged through on even the worst days! The sound system is GREAT! Please make future models with greater adjustability of the driver's seat and non-chip-able paint.

It's CUTE.

4.6
mcp on 07/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It looks like it wants to be a Peterbilt when it grows up. Or maybe a hearse. But it's comfortable, easy to drive, parks anywhere, and I can get my 6'2" son and two friends in the backseat. Consistently gets 30+mpg ... city, highway, stuck on the expressway...whatever.

the car I thought I would not buy...

4.9
hawaiiguy on 07/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

a beatiful car in and out...present problem with my '05 (manufactured 11/04) concerning a/c (not cold enough), parts ordered, and have to wait 4 weeks until the next opening at my nearby Toyota service dealership! Easy to get into/out with no contortions necessary, a lot of people will appreciate this! Has a nice tone on the stock exhaust system not too quiet nor too loud... Hear that some people use the rear right side storage in the back as an 'ice cooler', though I have not tried it yet. better handling performance with a rear sway bar,,,if you intend to make any handling improvements, this may be the only one you *MAY* need. gas mileage is about 30-32 on average with my auto.

Love This Car

4.8
Sciren on 07/17/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Okay, Scion is meant for those under 30. I am 30. This is not just a Gen Y car, it is great for those of us who are 30+ and love a fun and reliable car. I made mine more er. . .grown up by having leather interior put in. Hey, I still have to commute and the gas mileage is phenomenal. For the price, it is well appointed and not chintzy in appearance/construction at all. Plus, it's basically a Toyota which means you get top shelf reliability. For us older consumers who have families and careers to attend to and have no time to play dealership games, the no haggle pricing is a dream. Glad I traded my old boring Volvo for this Scion. I love it!

Can't Go Wrong

4.9
Brian on 07/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This funny-shaped, tiny-motored car is the best deal on the planet! It is incredibly roomy inside and gets awesome gas mileage (I average about 39mpg with a 5-speed manual). In addition, you can get it completely tricked-out for less than $20,000!

Scion xB

3.9
Onomatopoeia on 07/14/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

I get between 400 and 410 miles on a tank of gas which, I believe, works out to about 33.5 miles per gallon, so I'm very happy. Believe it or not my xB carries more than my old SUV ever could. I'm still amazed. The boxiness is definitely an asset. I've read others say the xB has no passing power. My experience is definitely the contrary. I take the NJ Turnpike twice a day, six days a week, and I have no problems passing other vehicles with ease. I'm not sure, but perhaps it's because I have the manual transmission. Also, I prefer the xB to the Honda Element, which is similar, because the XB doesn't have the Element's A-pillar blind spots. Oh yeah...Great sounding radio!!

Cute little car

4.6
Ken on 07/13/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car a year ago and love it and it's definitely a head turner the first few months I had it. I took the car up to Toronto Canada after the first month and there was constant stares and questions about the car.

most fun to drive car ever I had 10

5
mjtoaster on 07/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking to replace my suzuki vitara, I needed a car with better gas mileage but that still had the look of a suv, I looked at several cars and decided to get the xb because of gas mileage, price, standard options and my dealer paid me a good price for my trade and gave me good interest, that put me over the edge. But oh my the car really gets the looks all over the place, and I am hooked with customizing. I hope the toyota quality is as good as it used to be.

the great Xb experience

5
Felix Lopez on 07/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

to say that a vehicle that is cheap can be functional it's usually some sort of marketing scheme, but after almost 10 months and almost 17,000 miles later I can attest that the vehicle is anything but a scam. This vehicle has everything that an expensive car should (abs, traction control, keyless entry, toyoguard)and yet is sold at an affordable price, and also it's fun to drive, a very comfortable vehicle for long or short trips and the fact that people look at this car (is a hate or love it desing) I have had a lot of positive reactions to the car, so I recomend you go to your nearest toyota dealership and like myself start your own great Xb experience.

Black Cherry Pearl

4.8
River Styx on 07/09/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I like it. Roomy, comfortable, hauls lots of stuff (if you leave the children at home), a real eye catcher... Good gas mileage & it rides nice for such a small car. It DOES NOT DEPRECIATE like a FORD or CHEVY or a DODGE. I would definitely purchase another.

Gets everyones attention

4.1
Jessie Stone on 07/09/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love to watch heads turn as I go by. they are curious what it is as there are only a few in my area.

what it is

4.4
jonboy on 07/08/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun little big car to drive stays with traffic and never intemidate on road would rate 8.7 total car

Love my xB!!

4.6
elsie on 07/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only owned this vehicle a little over a month, & I am glad I bought it every time I drive it. The ride is very smooth & it is so very roomy. The fact that the seats are just a little bit higher than the average compact or subcompact makes it very easy to get in & get out, especially for people who are a little limited in stooping for whatever reason. My grandkids like to ride in it, my mother likes to ride in it, my husband likes to ride in it. The ability to pack & unpack the vehicle is also very easy. My previous vehicle was a Ford Focus, & it was cute, but this vehicle is so much more functional.

my blue taxi

4.9
bonnie on 07/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have had my scion for a year now and still love it have had dual sunroofs added and it looks great, mileage is awesome do alot of driving each day and transporting so has plenty of room for everyone. great car for price

I LOVE MY LITTLE SCION XB

5
lightgoddess on 07/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love driving my 2005 White ScionXB. I love the way people look at my car and I can see them saying "What is that?" I love the uniqueness and originality of the Scion XB. I am unique and original and I am happy to have a car that represents me. The Scion XB is a great cross between a car and an SUV. It's small yet, you sit high so you feel like you're driving an SUV, you're not down on the ground. THE XB is so easy to get in and out of for you and your passengers. The XB has a great amount of head and leg room--it is NOT cramped at all. The SCION XB is a very affordable, fun and unique driving experience!!

Blue Fire 05

4.8
bluefire05 on 07/05/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion xB is an awesome car. The only thing I would complain about is it doesn't have much HP stock. If you buy some engine mods which are pretty cheap it adds quite a bit more HP. Other than that I would say it's awesome! The styling inside and out is awesome. The best thing though is the room inside. I can have my seat back all the way and my dad who's 6 feet tall can sit behind me and he's not cramped. He's got tons of room! No one can belive how much room it has and how comfy it is. With the back seats laying down flat you have tons of cargo room. Although with them up there isn't much cargo space. I personally rate this car 9.5/10

My Perfect Car

5
Al Stirbens on 07/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

On a whim, I took one for a test drive. What a brilliant piece of engineering and design. Fantastic rear seat leg room, true chair high seating, ability to haul cargo, boxy design for ease of driving, decent fuel economy and traditional Toyota quality, reliability and value. At age 57 I am tired of sitting low to the floor in the compact sedans I have owned. A truck is not practical for my life style. This is the ideal car for me. I'm not sorry I traded in a one year old compact sedan for the Scion xB. It has "me" written all over it. I simply love it. Lots of car for the price!

Feels/sounds cheap

3.8
Andy on 07/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

At 6'7" I love the spaciousness of this car both in front and rear seats. It is peppy yet frugal. I get 30mpg (+/- 1) no matter how I drive it. I don't like the sound the doors make when you slam them shut (especially with windows rolled down halfway). NOT confidence inspiring and actually downright embarrassing!! I've taken the car in twice now to get serious rattles taken care of. It still has one. The interior could be a little less cheap feeling. The stereo is tinny and boomy (no midrange). The stereo in my Focus sounds 10 times better (even if it doesn't make your knees shake)!

Great Big Little Car

4.9
roger on 06/24/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My commute is about 100 miles a day. I love this little bugger. It handles well in all types of weather. The fuel economy is excellent. Matter of fact it just does what it is supposed to do day after day. Don't overlook the standard electronic stability control. While not sexy it just might save your life. My experience has led me to buy a second xB.

the best car eva

4.9
2005 scion xB styles on 06/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is the best car ever if you want a relibly car pick this one

What a fun box!

5
Amber on 06/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my XB on Saturday. It rides more smooth then my previous SUV.(Jeep) The noise on the freeway is so quiet. The gas, well that is just one of several perks, it LASTS! I can't even begin to say how much I enjoy this joyride. Every day is adventure!

Love it!

5
Leslie on 06/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I adore my XB- I have now taken it on a long trip as well as done a good amount of around the town driving in it and have decided that I could not have chosen a better car for me. Very roomy and comfortable- fun to drive. No cruise doesn't bother me but might be annoying for frequent long trips or commuters. I am over all extremely happy and would make the purchase all over again.

Lovin the XB

5
Toaster Lady on 06/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car for my teenager's as a economical, and safe second vehicle for our family. They have yet to get the opportunity to drive the car. I just fell in love with every aspect of this car. It out performed all of my expectations in drivability, fuel economy, and interior comfort. It doesn't look like much, but it was worth every penny. I told the kids we would have to get another one for them, because I was not willing to turn over the keys. Also, since I purchased this vehicles in Oct of 2004 I have not experienced any mechanical, or cosmetic problems with this car. If you're looking for fun economy, then get this car you won't regret it. Toaster Lady, Az

A Bonanza for Baby-Boomers

4.8
egplant on 06/20/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had nothing but fun with my xB. Only problems have been a vibration of the speedometer pod in the dash, and pieces of the front grille fell off initially because clips were not installed correctly. I'm getting 33- 36 mpg. Love the sound system.

boxed n

5
bretsuaz on 06/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. Needed something reliable, and affordable. Nothing else compares at this price. Would buy one again.

Best car I ever owned

5
Deb on 06/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Even after 10 mos. I am still getting 35-38 mpg. The room inside is unbelievable and it is so comfortable to drive.

Fun To Drive

5
Debbie on 06/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Scion is solar yellow. I have the sport model. I was very surprised at how well it handles. It is so easy to drive. I just scoot around town. I love how easy it is to get in and out of. And it has so much room inside. This is my eBay car and I use it a lot. A+ on the design. Very nice!! Love it!!

My XB 0822

4.8
01-0822 on 06/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My XB is fun to drive. Has lots of room for my big body. It gets very good mileage and the best part is that it is Orange. The only let down is it doesn't handle good in high cross winds.

New xB

5
SMusick on 06/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had researched the Scion line, and was already impressed by the features for the money. I had originally intended to buy an xA. A quick drive in the xB and I knew that was the Scion to own. As a previous Toyota owner I was already sold on quality and reliability. My xB is amazingly fun to drive.

FOXXY BOX

5
Kerry in Vegas on 06/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE MY xB!! Cool looking without being over the top. The standard features make this an excellent buy, throw down some more dough for some fun accesories and a killer set of wheels and you are good to go!!

This car is very worth compare to tC

5
cpthk on 06/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It looks good. The performance is so good. If you really want to buy tC that kind of sports car, choose another brand, because that is just look like sports car, but the material isn't at a sports car's level.

The Yellow Peril xBS

4.9
John on 06/01/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It evokes one of two reactions: That is ugly OR That is cute. The interior room is excellant. Rear seat passengers (6 foot plus) can sit comfortably with 6 inches between their knees and the rear of the front seats when in full rear position. You don't have to bend down to see out of the windows. No real blind spots. Toyota quality Excellant fuel economy. Interesting note: Toyota aimed it at the young market. But I would say that 75% of all the xB's we see are driven by older people who just love the roominess, gas mileage and reliability. Go figure.

Square Peg....Round Garage

4.9
CoolGayDad on 05/31/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wow what a car. I barely talked my significant other out of an xA but now everybody is glad I did. This car offers more interior comfort and space than most mid-size SUVs in the front AND rear. Great economy. Coolest looks on the road. Nimble and efficient. Go with the Sirius Satellite Radio. Last but not least...Toyota Quality.

Inland Northwest Toaster

4.3
Mikey on 05/30/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i went looking for "something that gets a lot of MPG's" without much hope of being able to afford anything cool or fun. i was thinking hyundai, kia, or chevy aveo and was blown away when i found out i could have a scion for about the same (comparably equipped) price. i love my toaster! it can be thrown into corners like a sports car, is comfy on long trips, comfortably seats four fullsize american adults, and still gets 35 mpg! american car companies oughtta be taking notes!!

and I call myself a Redneck

4.9
Don on 05/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love it, miles per tank is awesome and i love the attention that I get from it. everyone from 80 to 8 seams to love to stare at it while I get gas once a month or while I drive it. being part of a club centered around the scions has made me love of the car even more. way to go Toyota!

An XB in Nebraska

4.6
scionguyNE on 05/29/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought this great little car a few weeks ago and I love it. I read every review I could find before buying it and most were dead on. The style turns heads, the interior (size and design) is amazing, and the questions people ask are sure to keep you from being bored at parties. My wife loves it too and is looking forward to the day when we can fill up that HUGE back seat with a baby seat, a stroller, and every other thing we'll ever need for our child 4 months from now: the space will happily accomodate all of it. Ours ended up at about 19000 (be careful with all the warranties, paperwork, and other "extras", they are good but read up before hand) and I think it's worth every cent.

Little cube on a skate

4.9
Old Codger on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My little white cube on a skate is so tiny outside, yet, so cavernous inside. Nimble in traffic, easy to park. It's fun to look at, fun to drive. Sound system is great. My xB Scion makes me feel like a young man again. I'm in my sixties.

SMALL OUTSIDE, BIG INSIDE

4.8
ANTONIO GUERRA on 05/26/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looking for an appropriate vehicle in which to drive clients around, I stumbled upon the Scion. Intending to buy a Lincoln or other luxury sedan for space and comfort, I inexplicably fell in love with this weird-looking vehicle with its unique dashboard. At first I kicked myself for what seemed to have been an impulse purchase...a nostalgic regression to my youth- addled tastes in the 60's, when I drove a "psychedelic" VW microbus. But The Scion xB turned out to be an excellent choice. My clients love it, and it's an instant conversation piece that quickly breaks the ice. Even my tallest passengers are comfortable with its ample leg and head room, front and back. And what fun to drive!

I know people take glances at my xB...

4.9
hawaiiguy on 05/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was not going to purchase this vehicle, told the salesperson it was ugly, but I changed my decision within 15 minutes on the showroom floor. The room it had inside, the ergonomics within, the feel of the seats and its comfort. Now with exactlly 3 months of use, it has put a smile on my face with all the attention it has brought. Adding low profile tires and rims have given it even more glare factor! I get about 32 mpg overall with and without using a/c (60% with a/c on)., the stock tires handle curves pretty well. Have the windows tinted, as it will also enhance and cool down the interior temperatures, along with providing UV protection.

This is our 2nd Scion

4.5
Michelle on 05/22/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

We have a 2004 Scion xB, and we just bought our 2nd. I have the solar yellow limited edition 2.0 and it ROCKS. We are in our 40's so we're not the target "audience" for the Scion but we love them. So do our kids. Our son seems to think when he turns 16 next year that one of the Scion's is his. NOT! We love the reliability, gas mileage, and interior roominess. The car has great pickup for a compact, and the interior has as much as room - and more leg room in the back seat - as the Jeep Grand Cherokee we just traded in for the new yellow one!

Has everything for 1 low price

5
Tony on 05/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the best auto I've ever owned, based on price and standard features. Everything is power, windows locks, automatic, keyless entry, these are all standard features. Also has stablizers and many features only found on top end vehicles. These days one thing you look at is MPG and this car delivers on that as well. Very roomy interior, would fit a 6 footer no problem front or rear seat. Easy in and out for those with a bad back or putting child in and out of car seat. Being a Toyota and built entirely in Japan, you know the quality is there as well, (sorry American car mfgs, we have yet to beat the Japaneese in the auto world, truth be told...) Great Car at fair price!!!

Fun design, Rough ride

4.1
whitey on 05/22/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think this car is great fun.

JOIN THE SCION CULT FOLLOWING!!!!!

5
Radiodude on 05/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The perfect car for folks who are a little bit utiliarian (cost, resell value, space, operating cost)while not forgeting what make a a car enjoyable... the stylized appeal, customization, and "fun drive" factor. The scion XB like many toyota's is very practicle transportaion... but unlike other Toyota's the Scion brandline is quickly proving that practicle CAN be fun and exciting too!

2005 XB

5
DF on 05/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my XB for almost 3 months, I have already put on 3500 miles, avg 31.5 to 34.0 mpg. The car is great for hauling commuting, and have had no problems everyone that rides in it is amazed with all the room they have. Other than taking the XB for an oil change no other maintence has been needed.

Scion set's high standard's at low cost.

4.9
Allen Cooper on 05/19/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Do not buy if you don't like people staring or asking a lot of questions.I bought it for my wife but since gas prices have been so high my super crew sets in the driveway and I use the xBox to get around.We went to the GulfCoast and it performed great.WE averaged over 30 mpg and drove OVER the 70 mph speed limit!With 4 adults it was a comfortable trip.

Fun, Fun, fun

5
minihummer on 05/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got the box less than a month ago. Traded the Cadillac for this fun economical vehicle. Gas mileage is great, comfort is surprisingly good. The body style is love or hate-I love it. Took it in the curves and it did remarkably well and had the power ratio to climb the hills. Put on the low profile tires and wheels which made a huge difference in it's look. The people at Maita were very accomodating. Had the lights put in under the dash which makes one feel young when driving. I like it more everytime I drive it. I would recommend the car to any age group, not just the young. The more goodies you put on to make it unique-the better.

great

4.8
aron on 05/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

this is a really good car, and it looks good while I am driving it. Awesome!

Scion xB 101

4.9
Charlie on 05/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought a Scion xB and it rules! They are more spacious than most SUVs and very cozy. The sound system is awesome, but the large inside consumes alot of sound. Wityh a not too impressive 150 watts i find myself wishing it could go louder. o well its a fun freaking car and...uhm well buy one they're fun as shyt

Geat Car

4.5
fifelo on 05/17/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I couldn't be more pleased with my car, it was most everything I was looking for. I'm 6'6", and this car had the leg room and head room I was looking for, the low cost, good gas mileage, extended warrenty, and that "turns heads" factor that I've come to enjoy. I was looking for a simple comfortable car that I could drive for many years and still haul some friends around in, and this car fits the bill perfectly. I've had the car a short while, but I'm betting on toyota's typical high quality and low frequency of repairs. As long as this car doesn't break down often I will be very pleased for years to come.

gotta love scion xb's

5
chester on 05/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ive had my scion for 2 months and have been following since it was a concept car from toyota... it drives wonderfully and its appearance speaks for it self. plus the no hassle buying program is amazing. in 6 months im getting my wife a scion tc cause i love what this company is doing so much plus its toyota so how can you go wrong!!

"MY SCION " WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE!

5
Lana T. on 05/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven alot of cars in my life time (I'm 60 yrs old)and I have never been so excited as I am about my new Scion. Strangers are always asking me about my car when I'm at a gas station or food shopping. I even nicked named my vehicle "Silver bullet" because it has lots of kick power for a 4 cylinder automibile. I also like the Large front windshield and the rear windows that go down all the way. This car is very affordable, comfortable and puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. What's not to love!

I love this car

5
ScionLover on 05/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought an xB about a month ago and absolutly LOVE it. I get so much attention from it and everyone wants to know what it is. I have never had more stangers want to get into the front seat of my car that I have with this vehicle. The gas milage is amazing compared to the Chevy blazer that I had prior to this car.

LUV IT

5
Bill King on 05/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought it mainly to use it as a tow car for my motor home. I find any excuse to drive it now. Better than my 2004 Ford F-150 XLT.

My Scion at 72

5
Sam on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am 72 and feel 40 in my xB.

Happy X Box Addicts

5
Mark Braithwaite on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Loved the look of this car when we 1st started seeing it driving around our town in the summer of 04...My wife said it was Ugly and would never consider buying such a car. As the months went on and my old Honda Wagovan became more decepite(Ran great-the little things started going,like AC,Radio,ability to rool down drivers side window,ect...) Anyway she began researching ScionXB's and came around to sharing my opinion- especialy since all the reviews were so good...Well now after driving it around for 5 months she loves how it looks and handles and we have come to describe it as "Very European Looking"...

have driven only in town

4.3
Robert Eubank on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Reacts very nice in traffic, coners well. Needs arm rest on right side. Needs space to put cd tapes. Glove box is small. Over all very nice ride.

Lots of Room

4.9
Jen on 05/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really enjoy my scion xB. There is a ton of room and it drives nicely. It could you a little more pickup, specifically, going up hills. I would definitely buy another.

Double the Pleasure

5
Just for fun on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just for fun I opened the back door of the limited edition yellow XB at the Denver car show and got in. Then just for fun I went to test drive one at my local Toyota dealership. You can only imagine the look on the sales guy's face when I told him I wanted to trade in my fully loaded less then one year old Infinity FX35! I was so impressed with the XB's looks, handling, gas mileage and its "dress up" possibilities that I bought two of them that day. Yup, thats right two. We are a two XB family. I bought the black one for myself and the white for my son. When they are parked side by side in the drive, we are the most popular house on the block. Why should Gen. Y have all the fun by themselves?

best car i ever owned

5
sandra on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

absolutey the best car i ever owned!! The gas mileage alone is a good reason to buy this car, but you also get a cute stylish sporty car to boot. Ive noticed alot of people turning their heads to check it out. The price tag cant be beat for a 2005 with all the room the you get. I didnt think when I looked at it from the outside that it would be very roomy, but once you get inside its great. I have two kids and their very comfortable.

Great little car

5
caringman46 on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall a great car. The 05's apparently have the air conditioning problem fixed mine works really well. Had a sun roof put in love that. Some rattels but no more than other cars these days

great vehicle

5
scott on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great vehicle for small families such as myself. easily able to fit four people in and seated comfortably. hauling is a bit of a pain because of lack of space but the seats fold down and allow you ample room to put stuff there. fuel mileage is awesome, i drove from fayetteville north carolina to killeen texas fully loaded with only 4 required gas stops one chance gas stop, it was great. this vehile can also be used for the tall also it has max headroom in it.

True Sport Wagon

5
Ed Sherman on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This the second mini for us, the first was a 1963 Austin Mini. It is the only car we found that we could get in and out of without hurting our backs. It handles like the sports wagon it is. With a cold air intake system installed it performs much better and the mileage appears to be better than advertized. A Hotchkiss stabilizer bar made cornering even better and a better sense of stability. We immediately added Alloy wheels and find them a welcome addition, the brakes and lights are exceptional. We belong to the Sr. age and find others our age realizing the benefits of the way it is designed, needless to say we are looking forward to great experiances with this our own utility sports car

Its about time

5
Gid Pool on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This little XB box is a "Shrinky Dink" that thinks its a sports car! I go the manual because I like the control and peppy nature. It is truely the best of both worlds, fun to drive and inexpensive. Oh, and for what its worth, I am not the Gen Y target market. I'm 60, going on 20, and can't wait to start adding the goodies to it. First up, cold air induction! For the older crowd this would be a GREAT second car, or commuter for work days. Flip down the rear seats, add the cargo cover, and head for the beach or golf course. Toyota got this one right in so many ways it makes me wonder why none of the other companies have nothing even close.

NUNU'S BOX

4.6
NUNUGAIL on 05/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My Box is great on gas and fun to drive. My children and their friends thinks it is the coolest car ever.

Scion XB--Unique Style/Fun/Comfort

5
Karen D. Steele on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

MY new XB is truly a joy. The room inside is cavernous compared to my former Explorer. The ride is smooth and quite,and truly has remarkable zip for a 4 cyl. The standard Pioneer stereo system puts you front row center of the concert. I would and have recommended the Scion XB to several people. When they tried it it sold itself (no hassles from salesmen--sticker price stands) they traded in and bought that day. Most 'options' come standard, but there is a remarkable list of accessories that can truly customize this car to become uniquely your own. I love my leather upholstery, cruise control, extra tinting, and the list goes affordably on. Try it you'll love it!

2005 scion xb

5
lisa's scion on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got my scion as a valentines day present and I love it, it gets great gas mileage its roomy and fun to drive.

I'm no Gen-X'r but I love this car!

4.9
nkeithf on 05/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've now had my xB for a couple of months, and man, I was not prepared for how much I enjoy it! I'm a 46 y.o. guy who is ditching my job to go back to school, and I wanted lower car payments, so this was my cheapest but best choice...and I love it! It drives great, super gas economy, and with my aftermarket sunroof ($1200), it does everything I need it to do. My hat's off to Toyota for packing so many features into such an inexpensive vehicle...

My Foxsy Boxsy Scion

5
Judy on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. I am 50 yrs old. Previously I was driving a 1996 RAV4 2dr w/dual sunroofs. I didn't think I'd ever find another vehicle that I loved as much. The Toyota came out with the Box! I love this car for a fun, funky, roomy, ride. Plenty of legroom for the big guys in my life 240 lb.......6'3" The senior citizens are paying alot of attention to the car & liking it as well.

a car not just for teens

4.9
caerpa on 05/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car has no gray areas. People either love it, or hate it. For the dollar, it is one of the best cars I have ever purchased/.;

Great Value!!

5
Shelley on 05/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my xb!! This car was such a great value for what you get. I dont love the look on the outside but the ride and features for the price make me love this car. We shopped around for over a month and no ohter car came close to what you got in this car for the price. It is fun to drive and I feel very safe in it. Great buy!!!

Love my Xb

5
ScionGuy on 05/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is awesome. Wish I could say the same about the dealership...I am a former Saturn driver and the dealership could learn a lot from the Saturn dealers. Bu the car is awesome. If you are thinking about one, buy it!

Great Little Car

4.6
Beev on 05/12/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car runs well, handles well, and is a gas saver. My only complaint, thus far, is that the Japanese must have designed, built and tested this car indoors with overhead lighting as the sun visors are far too short to be of any use. The visors cannot be adjusted and that is a problem in the bright sunlight as the windows are large and the visors are tiny, way out of scale. It's as if a 6'5" man was wearing the slacks of a 5' man, get the picture? Otherwise, it's a good car.

Echo Killer, same car, 200% better

4.8
dennis Kasprzak on 05/11/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased an echo coupe in 2003 we sold an echo coupe with 4800 miles and lost 3000$ on it, at high speeds handling was shakey a wind gust you were in the next lane. With a test drive with the XB, it was night and day, comfortable supportive seats, excellent handling, better options abs standard traction control standard, vsc standard, my echo had nothing like this yet only cost 1000$ less, We have a second baby on the way and the room benind the seats is wonderful for diperbags and groceries. The only down side is the trunk does not have much space behind the seats, and no armrest, luckily aftermarket armrests are readily available, and no cruise control will make trips a little less fun

2005 Scion XB

4.9
Robbie on 05/10/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun little car with a unique look. Looks little on the outside, but has much space inside, more so than many suvs like the explorer. Gas milage is great in the city, but could use an extra gear for the highway to improve gas milage. Overall the scion is an affordable fun car to drive and easily turns heads when you drive by.

I love it!

5
Leslie on 05/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Scion XB for a month and truly love everything about it. It is fun to drive, though it does have a small engine and is not going to beat a ferrari out of a toll booth, it is peppy, especially the manual. I am very happy with it and advise people to test drive one if you are curious!

Wooo

5
Ciscob on 05/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I tell you for the price of what you get, you just can't beat the over all value of the Scion xB.

No Problems, XB Is a Great Car

5
XBGuido on 05/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My XB is now 6 months old. No issues what so ever. Runs great, very good gas mileage and FUN to drive. This car is a daily driver, grocery getter and weekend hauler. Cost was $14,995 although I have added cruise, fog lights, 17" wheels and tires, arm rest and, a few performance options. A couple of items that could use improvement in the next model year: 1. Better Cabin air Filter 2. Automatic door locks 3. Larger rear-view mirror All in all this is the best car I have ever owned considering price to value, performance and fun... I would rather drive this than my C320 Mercedes!

Review

4.5
D. Sharp on 05/04/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been wonderful and fun to drive. It gets great gas mileage, is compact in a parking spot and especially garage. The interior is a tight squeeze with 5 adults (hip-wise), but has lots of leg room. Perfect for a 4-person family and hauling kids around. It is built well and does good on the highway.

I love this little car

4.9
Sandy on 05/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had this Scion Xb a week, so far I love it. Been debating on buying it for months, and finally did so I can save miles on my Yukon and save gas money. My kids love it, husband loves. People are impressed with the roomy interior. It is fun to drive. I love the 5 speed. Easy to park compared to my Yukon Xl.

Love It

4.5
Kim on 05/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

spend the extra money for the armrest.

Love This Car

5
Jeff on 05/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looks can be deceiving. This car looks a lot smaller than it is . It is a very peppy and practical car. You got it.. Toyota. How can you go wrong. Make it any way you want it.

Amazing little car

5
Nikki on 04/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Xb about 8 months ago. I was suprised how well it did on muddy roads, and icy streets. While it doesn't have the control of a 4 wheel SUV for a Front wheel drive vehicle I'd say it's far above average. Exteremly roomy interior. I can sit in front with my seat all the way back and my 6'7" friend can sit behind me comfortably without even knocking his knees! Not the most powerful car on the road but it has better pick up than many other wagons. Exteremly fuel efficient. I'm avid road tripper and it's always gotten me where I'm going without issue. Reliable start up even in winter. Great car overall especially for price. I highly recommend some of the extras! Like LED lights!

scion xb

5
stan wlas on 04/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun to drive roomy interior i`m 6 4 and 250 lbs great stereo great gas millage and handeling

Excellent car

4.9
Andrew on 04/28/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great little car. You only need to step inside to see why it's such a good deal for $15k - it's huge inside. Being a box makes it very space efficient; awkwardly tall friends will appreciate the rear leg and head room. However, the car is still narrow and short enough that it's easy to park anywhere, and the sitting position is surprisingly high. Handling and road noise are decent considering it's a box with wheels, and the standard traction and stability control do wonderfully in bad weather. A bigger engine would be nice at times, but it usually feels plenty peppy and gets great gas milage. Toyota quality for this price makes this car hard to resist.

Right Product, Right Place, Right Time

4.8
mark on 04/25/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The High Price of Gas, made us look at this vehicle, and due to the lack of availablitiy of this vehicle. We were not the only 30 y.o. + looking at this XB. Solar Yellow, will take some getting used to. Though high finishing quality, fun to drive factor and low gas mileage makes this car a great car. Detroit, Stuttgart time to catch up. Oh and by the way can hold an Irish Wolfhound with one seat down with no problem. More HP may be wanted! and Side airbags but apart from that no complaints oh and did I say all this for 16K. Ha!

I only paid $15k for all this?!?

5
skyboybryan on 04/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive 2.5 hours per day to and from work, so I needed a car with good gas mileage to replace my 4WD Toyota truck. I didn't think that I'd like this car so much, but I really do. Mine is green and it looks like nothing else on the road. I am getting a solid 35mpg and it's so much fun to drive. I highly recommend this car to anyone who is tired of looking at all those other clones on the road. I am 6'1" and this car has more than enough room for me and everything I need to take. Even with my seat all the way back, there is still enough room for someone even taller than me in the back seat. I love this car. Don't forget to get the cruise control and the armrest. Love it love it love it.

2005 xB

4.9
Keiths 2005 Blue xB on 04/24/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion Xb is one of the best vehicles in the 15K price range.Just getting out of college it is affordable yet really fun to drive. The purchase had no haggles which was a plus. Living in a mountainous area of New York, the gas mileage has been around 32-36 miles per gallon.The xB is roomier than most SUVs that my family owns.The interior is driver friendly simple and clean.The fit to finish is impressive for a vehicle in this price range.The head and leg room in the xB is huge making it a comfortable vehicle for anyone.I didn't consider the automatic transmission in this vehicle.The manual has quick easy shifting and the engine has plenty of power to move the xB in all driving conditions.

OH WHAT A FEELING!

4.9
SCSCION on 04/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I bought our XB to replace an ageing Ford Probe GT, yes big difference in power, handling etc. but Oh the reliability. At the amazing price of $14,733 the car handles well gets good mileage (29MPG around town in stop & go traffic etc.) can move much more cargo and people than we ever could in our Probe. I've got 800 miles on it now and expect it to "loosen-up" a little and return better mileage soon, who knows? Keep an eye on the paint up front, it's prone to chips, after all it is a verticle slab your driving. All in all we both enjoy our XB's room, comfort, ease of entry, safety features etc. and see ourselves driving it for a LONG time as we only put on about 10,000K/yr.

My Scion XB

4.6
Bob on 04/22/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the car 2 weeks ago. The two things that impress me most about the car are the value you get for a car priced at $15,000 and the gas mileage. It has a lot of options for a car priced so reasonably. It is also a Toyota and I do not know where you can purchase such quality for the price.

The best box on wheels

4.9
Flash on 04/11/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just picked up the Scion XB release sires 2.0 with a ton of extra's. Love it a lot

The Ultimate Transformer

5
Choder on 04/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a 35 year old and I can't say enough about my new Scion Xb. Great styling, great features, great value, and unlike most cars you purchase and then just drive, after you purchase your Xb you will feel compelled to pimp it anyway you want with all the after market accessories available directly from Scion. Save a couple hundred dollars and get the European style taillights, save another couple hundred more and get the fog lamps. There are so many options to choose from and the listed price of each includes installation at the nearest Scion dealership. So, instead of watching MTV's Pimp My Ride, now you have an affordable and fun way of pimping your own. Best of all, my kids love it!

Review of my kitty car

4.8
btownmeezer on 04/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just love this car. I was shopping for a car for a year and I stumbled upon this one in my search. It had everything I wanted and for the right price and I didn't have to haggle either. Nothing else could compare. My husband and I were both surprised at how roomie it is inside - very comfortable up front. And, for transporting cats for my rescue group, plenty of room with the back seats down. Gas mileage is great on the highway! I'm very pleased with my Black Cherry xB. I'm glad I bought it.

my camo xb

5
eric on 04/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i look foward to driving. not since my 72 firebird have i had this much fun. the car is pure enjoyment.

high teck

4.8
Don on 04/07/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love it (and so does my mother who a month after i bought mine went and got a red one with an auto,) but i wish that it was geared a little differently or had a six speed. highway crusing with a 4000-5000 rpm whine frome the engine at 80 gets a little annoying when traveling long distances, plus the lack of arm rests on the front seats takes a while to get used to and need to be installed from the factory although it would take away from the side bolster which is very supportive to a big guy like me.

I wasn't sure I was going to like it...

4.9
nkeithf on 04/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had driven an xB last year, and coming off of cars with considerably more pep, it really seemed sluggish--I have kind of a lead foot. But I'm going back to school after 25 years, and wanted to lower my car payments, so I looked at it again...and you know, the price was just too powerful an incentive...I've realized that once I bought it and got into it, there's actually completely adequate power...sure, it's a little slower pulling out into traffic and all, but once you're up to cruising speed it goes as fast as I want it to...and it's just damned fun to drive. It handles great in snow, you sit up high, and it gets the strangest looks...it's really very cool!

yellow xb limited editon

4.9
mr. divine on 04/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Picked up my new yellow XB 2005 tonight , got all the bells and whistles ...and sunroof too!! i'm 6'2'and man the headroom is unbelievable!!!6 cd radio, and bazooka subwoofer has outragious sound.The ride is great and steers real well.The look is perfectly wonderful.The 7 spoke wheels are relly cool. I can't wait to start driving around new york city,In my new solar yellow XB. I know this limited edition is going to be a real winner!!! great job Scion!!!!!!!!!!!!! my xb also has the platinum 7 year 75,000 miles protection warranty lojack and remote start and alarm system, the window tinting finished off the car beautifully, as did the rain guards and now I'm all set to enjoy my new ScionXB

"Attention Getter"

4.9
topaz on 03/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

People constantly stop to ask me about my xB-- "it is just so cute!!" and "Cool! A box car!" Averages 35 MPG city and 40 MPG highway. Feels like a mid- size car with the pluses of an economy car (easy to paralell park!). Fun and my pre-teen loves the stares he gets from the girls while he blasts the radio on "feel" setting.

Cool car, great gas mileage

5
davide on 03/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Scion Xb for a year now. It is the most distinctive car around. It does lack in the get up & go department but I knew that going in. (I sold a WRX to get the Xb, cheaper on insurance & gas & tires.) I've averaged just over 31 mpg with an automatic. Has plenty of room, looks cool

Our xB: an almost perfect small car...

5
S. Mudry on 03/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Perfect car with only one drawback: noise at highway speed (70mph+ cruising is a chore.) Would be close to ideal with an overdrive five speed auto.

Great but stiff

5
sicvolo on 03/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A lot of car for the money! ABS, stability, traction control, power everything and a great gas milage. Turns heads and very roomy. Couple drawbacks - a rather too stiff suspension, makes a bumpy ride on a bad road. It also has small luggage space unless you fold the rear seats. Otherwise a great car!

Everything I want

4.8
Bryan Schuman on 03/25/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is simply the best of everything I could want. It offers an excellent comfort level for the price. It proves you don't have to spend lots of money to get a nice vehicle. Sure there are oddities to get used to, but as a whole, it is a well-rounded fun vehicle.

don't have one, get one!!!

4.9
joe r. ceja on 03/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

if driving an auto, let your xB warm up before driving off. this will help the trans shift smoother.

My Lil H2

4.3
SB in TX on 03/24/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Being a big guy 6'1'' and 275lbs I never thought I would enjoy this car. I couldnt have been more wrong. I drive 75 miles to and from work everyday and this car makes that time enjoyable. I cant wait to start tricking it out. I would recommend this car to anyone that is looking to save on money and gas.

best car i ever bought

5
Xb_lover on 03/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love this car. I was in love with it the first time I sat in it. I looked at many other cars, such as the Mazda 3, Toyota Matrix, and Nissan Sentra, before I finally decided on this one.It is so much fun to drive and I get looks from other people where ever I go. I love the roominess and everything else about it. It is deffinately the best car I have ever owned and I used to own a Mustang, Honda Civic, and Subaru Impreza RS. I reccomend this car to anyone.

Scionic Man and Friends

4.9
Alternagirl on 03/23/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a great car - excellent value. Lots of room for the size. Lots of leg room in the back seat even with the front seats all the way back, and with the back seats folded down, I can carry most things I need. The standard options are great - nice sound system. I added XM radio, and I like the fact that it's integrated into the existing system. I get an average of 30 mi/gal, but my travel is mostly in the city. It's a Toyota, so I know it will be reliable.

Gas relief

5
chiza_maniza on 03/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I save allot on GAS. Handles real good and it has allot of room inside.

My little red box

5
JDSusumu on 03/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My little red xB is fun to drive, people talk about it all the time, it works great for the family and they are popping up all over town. There are 4 in my complex alone. Anyone who has driven in or just sat in one is crazy about them. They can't believe the cost and the milage! IT ROCKS!

I'd do it all over

4.9
D on 03/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm in LOVE. The xB is the finest car I've ever owned, AND the most economical. What can I say about the room, phenominal. Overall, an awesome driving experience.

Just wonderful

4.9
elgin_browntown on 03/10/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first new car purchase, and I couldn't be happier. Great interior room, nice gas mileage, and great customer service. When I first saw it, I couldn't decide if it was ugly or cool. It was unlike anything I've seen, but I have grown to love the way it looks. The price, interior design, and the practicality of the whole enchilada made the Scion an easy choice.

Great fun car

4.9
Chris on 03/06/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are looking for a car with great style and easy on the pocket book this is it! Its not oversized like an SUV so you can park it anywhere yet it has enough room inside to fit the family very comfortably. My kids love it and I enojoy zipping through town. It has become a great commuter/car pool/grocery getter. I have had mine for less than three months and already have over 4,000 miles on it and not one complaint yet!

For GrandPa's too

4.6
BobV on 03/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I took the 5-speed xB for a test and found a little slack in the drive line, but being 72 now I figured I would be better off with the auto anyway, which is very smooth. I have always liked the "different" car, I owned several "Borgwards". But this box is surely my furthest venture from sanity. But since it is my bliss that matters...I don't have a problem using the cup holders that have been baded, better than most of the "in dash" type I have used. The speedo and info center took 5 minutes to get used to...Now I love it. Got 33.6 mpg on my first tank. 2/3 on Interstate 1/3 in town.

xB

4.8
itlngirl08 on 03/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I think that this car is great for a small family on a limited budget. Fun to drive and very spacious interior.

Love My Scon xB!

5
Roxanne on 03/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Scion xB! It handles well. Great gas mileage! I love the way it looks. I plan to keep this car for a long time. I cannot wait to get it accessorized! I know that this car was made specifically for the "Young" folks. My husband and I are in our late forties and love this car for going around town and back and forth to work!

Love This Car

4.8
Howard on 02/26/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion Xb is a fun car to drive. Easy to park...easy on the pockets. Get looks from everybody. It's no race car...but it gets the job done.

I Love My Scion!

5
Virginia on 02/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The xB is bigger on the inside than on the outside! Loading groceries (and everything else) is easy and fast and there's always room for more. Pick up and power is exceptional for its 1.5 ltr engine - better than most 6 cyl. autos. The headroom is fantastic ... my husband is a big guy, 300 lbs., and he can sit anywhere in the Scion with his cowboy hat on and not worry about knocking his hat off! And we turn heads everywhere we go. The only problem is for the other drivers on the road ... they think that a little car must be passed and because they do they're going to get a ticket 'cause I drive fast!

Me and My xB

4.9
Kaos672 on 02/22/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Was totally blown away when I first sat in the xB. I was suprised how much room the inside had. I am 6'1", 300 lbs and I fit comfortably behind the wheel. My drivers seat was push all they way back and I climbed in the back seat and I was suprised that I still had five to six inches between my knees and the back of the front seat. I test drove the automatic transmission and was suprised at the pep the car had. The styling is nice and it stands out. It's a throw back to the old milk/mail truck design. My wife, friends and co-workers love it. I am having a ball in little xB. Oh... by the way I am 33 years old and married, so I do not fit the targeted marketing demographic for the car.

Manhattan Perfect

5
wastead on 02/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everyone who's ever driven in Manhattan knows parking is tough to get. If you see a parking spot on Tuesday, you have someone stand there and guard it until you go buy a car to put there. With this car, it's always Tuesday and I have the car! As a musician, with rehearsals all over the city, I'm always looking for a spot rather than pay $25 ($50 in Midtown) for 2 hours twice a day. With this car I find parking everywhere and can still haul cellos, harps, even a portative organ! NY always costs 25 cents more for gas than the national average. At 32 mpg I put in my 8-9 gal and am gone while the big SUVs are still pumping 14, 15, 16, 17, 19...

Beezer's Box

5
Brad on 02/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a Black Sand Pearl Scion XB back in 2004. It is so much fun to drive and because of the uniqueness of it compared to other vehicles on the road a lot of attention is drawn to it. Many people have complimented me on it and asked me how I like it. There is a tremendous amount of leg room in the front, and even more leg room in the back seats. The Pioneer CD/AM/FM radio which is standard sounds great. The gas mileage is also very good. I put alot of miles on per week, and just love driving my Scion XB.

Scion xB Review

3.8
Geoff on 02/18/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it or hate it exterior design; incredibly roomy interior for passengers; lots of technology for the price; short length on the outside makes it very easy to park; rather stiff, harsh, and bouncy ride; short on interior storage spaces for small items; fun to drive with sporty feel and very good visibility; lacks side curtain airbags; excellent gas mileage; easy for passengers to enter and exit vehicle. I want to see it with side curtain airbags and a hybrid engine in the next couple of years, then I'll trade my 2005 for a new one. As it stands, very good value for the money.

makes you smile

4.9
ked on 02/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My third Toyota and by far the most enjoyable to drive. Fun car with lots of room and great mileage. All the safety features you expect from a Toyota.

Scoin xB

4.9
patricia shay on 02/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Scion xB gets great mileage, is easy to drive, comfortable, has lots of space in the front, rear and midsection, handles great for a box on wheels, fun and gets lots of looks. The 5-speed manual is more spunky than the auto transmission.

Best little toaster on the road

5
TAB on 02/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Scion xB now for almost a year and have loved it from the start. I drove it cross country and at some points was actually getting 42 mpg. This is a great little car with a ton of room and heart!

Great Decision

4.9
Elliott Beck on 02/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really needed a quality but inexpensive car for college and the Scion xB was the perfect thing. It gets amazing gas mileage, the room inside is great and I can appreciate it cause I'm 6'4 and it really is fun to drive. Of course it's no speed deamon but that's what you sacrifice for the gas mileage and price and I knew that going in. Since I've had it, three of my friends have gone into the process of getting one they love it so much.

2005 Scion xB - Nice Car

4.9
tim on 02/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2005 Scion xB is a nice car for the price. It is roomy with lots of compartments and even has an ice chest in the back. What else could a kid want?

2005 Scion xB - Great Little Car

5
Wilf on 02/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion xB gets great gas milage, is inexpensive, looks great, and is a Toyota. With all the features standard it is a great value.

Scion xB - Hot Box

5
albertowpb on 02/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the Scion xB. It's kind of a downgrade from my previous car, but I can't get enough of it. I have spent in upgrades what I spent on the car and I'm nowhere near done. I have never loved another car this much!

Love It

5
eleven on 02/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We shopped everything $15,000 and under, for 5 weeks. Some things that should be standard safety features are not offered in this price range for an SUV or Van. We were considering upping our price range just to get 4 wheel ABS. It was either that or go to a later model vehicle, which either way was disappointing. I am reading that the Scion xB is designed to appeal to 20-something year olds. I can tell you that at 41 years of age, I was thrilled to find a car with all the safety and economy features I was hoping to find. And it's pretty, unique, has great storage, and my tall husband has lots of head room.

A real alternative

5
Bob on 02/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion Xb is a joy to drive. It has a mileage return almost as good as a hybrid. The quality and fit are second to none. The standard features on another vehicle would add thousands to the price. On trips I often drive (once a week) eighty miles one way. The performance is supurb. I would reccomend this vehicle to anyone of any age desiring transportation with a flair and a very comfortable package as well.

Pebbles in a can

3.6
marvin andrson on 01/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Between the discomfort of the pint-sized seats of the Scion xB and the feel of every grain of sand on the road, this vehicle is totally a pain to drive on long trips. By the time my family and I reach a destination of more than 100 mles, after being shaken like pebbles in a can, with tail bones and legs aching from the seating and the jarring of every slight bump in the road, no amount of good gas mileage can compensate for our discomfort and regret for buying this vehicle.

Love my Scion xB!

5
Meg on 01/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion xB was a perfect car to follow my minivan, smaller but still with lots of space! It has versitility with its interior configurations, it has LOTS of ways to customize it, it can be spiffed up well. We have found it to be an incredible car in the snow and ice, it goes just about anywhere. It is tiny as all get- out outside and can park in small spots, yet it has an amazing amount of space inside, especially in the backseat and headroom. We get pretty good mileage, certainly better than most other cars, about 28 mpg - 36 mpg depending on the drive. Its pickup is understandably not like a V8, but it holds its own. It handles well, has a good braking system and is comfortable on long or short trips.

Scion Xb

4.8
Scion xB on 01/29/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion xB is fun to drive and has tons of room. It handles great as well. Everybody looks at it and wants to know more about the car.

My Scion Xb

4.9
Barbara Burgess on 01/29/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Scion Xb last April. I thought it was the weirdest car I had ever seen and I had to get it! I am not a kid. I am in my mid 50's. I really love the car. I am constantly being stopped on the street by people asking me about it. I am a great salesperson for the car. There are a couple of things that could use some changes inside, but they are minor. The worst thing is that you can not get cruise control factory installed, and the one they put in is absolutely horrible! My husband likes to drive it so much that I think he will get one for his next car.

My xBox; I love it!

4.9
bkc on 01/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I knew I wanted a Scion Xb before I ever saw or drove one! The design is the coolest; sort of a cross between a Mini Cooper and a Hummer! The handling is great. Its get up and go is very good for such a small engine. The head and leg room are phenomenal (it's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!) The cargo space has not been a problem. It's not a luxury car, but you have to drive it!

Glad We Chose It!

5
TBirdsMom on 01/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in a Kia Sedona for my Scion xB. I drive 60 miles round trip to work and the xB is already paying for itself in terms of the money that I save on gas. This vehicle is such fun to drive! My husband and I are both tall folks (6'-0" and 6'-7") and we both fit comfortably. We researched our options carefully before buying and know that we made the correct choice.

Value for the money

4.9
Missouri Box Driver on 01/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a first rate ride!! Dealer was great!! Overall this car is awesome the only things lacking are a somewhat choppy ride on less than perfect roads and no cruise control.Performance and fuel mileage are very good.

Great Little BoxI

4.9
Jasmine on 01/19/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you ever want a fun car that has great space but not much cargo room the 2005 Scion xB is the car.

2005 Scion xB

4.9
JohnB on 01/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2005 Scion xB is a great, fun to drive car. It actually did better than I thought it would in the winter weather. I am pleased with the total package. It is a lot of car for little money. You cant go wrong with it.

Great Commuter Car

4.3
Jose on 01/17/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only owned my 2005 Scion Xb for two weeks. A Scion is a rebadged Toyota. What sold me on this wagon was value for dollar. My Scion came out to $15,700 with local taxes. For that price I have an automatic transmission, power everything, remote entry, air conditioning with a filtration system, Pioneer stereo with MP3/CD and XM tuner, anti-lock brakes, and electronic anti-skid/traction control! This 4-door wagon is cavernous inside and has excellent all around visibility. Its fuel economy has been averaging 35 mpg/ It uses regular fuel. The engine is the 108 horsepower one taken from the Toyota Echo, which is rather weak, especially with the automatic transmission. It really struggles on hills.

Who Can Be A Scion?

5
Xb OwNeR on 01/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion XB is a very cool car to drive. We added about $5,000 worth of "the cool stuff" like neon lighting and a 6 disc CD changer. The ride is smooth and very comfortable. This vehicle has a whole lot of room. If you are into cars and you are the kind of people who will put money in your car for amps and subs, THIS is the car to get. It's square, its amps are square, and you could get square subs so its all good in the Scion. Go to a Scion dealer near you to check out an XB!

I love this car!

5
Christy on 01/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning a Volkswagen Eurovan that was so heavy I needed to change brakes (and rotors beause that's how they're designed!) every six months, and needing to use premium gas on a low fuel economy vehicle, I am in heaven in my Scion xB! I was attracted to the spacious interior since I spend half my life hauling kids around, and they were all used to the van. Once they got inside, all the kids loved it, and they loved the sound system as well. The manual transmission and smaller size makes me feel as if I am driving a sports car. Its handling is great, and the manual transmission is crisp and easy to shift, it almost feels automatic.

Happy Scion Owner

4.9
Pam Krause on 01/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very comfortable, Great on gas which is a plus. Handles well very sporty plenty of room for groceries and kids. I can fit 3 small children and stuff in the back......I love the gas mileage!!!20 bucks fills it and i get about 420 miles.....I have the orange scion XB.

impressed owner

5
rusell palmer on 01/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

getting in/out a pleasure..plenty of zip

I love my Scion!

5
Sam on 01/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Not everyone will like the Scion xB's unorthodox design as much as I do, but it sure provokes a lot of "stares" from folks who see me. The Honda Element pales in comparison.

2005 Scion xB automatic

4.8
Kelly on 01/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Scion xB. I am a mom and this vehicle gets me where we need to go safely. It is great on gas which is especially nice with the cost these days.

Did my own crash test, unfortunately.

4.9
Lee on 01/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was hit in the drivers side rear door of my Scion xB, spun around three times, jumped the curb, and stopped when I hit a tree. I got out without a scratch. These take the impact for you, and apparently don't roll over like I thought they might. All of the car's glass was still intact. I'd let my niece drive it and not worry now...well, that is when they put it back together. I love this little thing. Also, I have had about 1,000 lbs. in the back and it drives like it's empty. We own two of xBs and the 2004 model seems faster than the 2005. We have exactly the same features on both. This car is a great buy and a safe ride.

Owner

4.9
Robert D. Deane on 01/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an excellent second run around vehicle.Great vehicle to get through traffic with.

My review of the XB

4.9
Pamela Aldsred on 01/03/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its a great little car if you want good gas mil;eage. Does not have alot of power but has everything else for the amount of money you pay. Very roomy inside, you can easliy fit 4 adults comfortably in the XB. I love driving it everyday and my job requires lots of travel.

nypigeons review

5
nypigeons on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an all-around fabulous vehicle, and the compliments just keep coming. Comfortable, cozy, and the size just makes me feel like royalty. All Toyota needs to do is turn this into a hybrid and i'll be an XB owner for life.

wonderful car

5
Lisa on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a wonderful car and I love mine .It gets so many look from all ages.It drives good and I feel I'm driving a gocart in the India 500 .Its tight and drive great it's fast and I love that .Several people in my family are considering purchasing a XB .The only thing I would like better is a map light in the front .We use this as our family car.We got rid of the Mini Van and got a XB. Thanks

Fun Box

4.9
Agentorange on 12/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Unique in styling, fun to drive, always get noticed, growing group of enthusiasts and supporters. A lot of room inside. Great for handicap access. performance is ok for MPG, but could use a bit more for spirited driving.

nunu's box

4.9
nunu on 12/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my black cherry XB. I call her 'the Box'. Overall, 'the Box' is fun to drive and I love the all the leg space.

'05 XB manual

5
will on 12/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased our XB manual about 2 weeks ago. I just want to say that this is exactly the car we've been looking for. We went from an Explorer to the XB and I'm loving the gas mileage improvement, and the fact that it does not take up 1/2 of my garage :) I felt that the manual transmission was the way to go, we do a lot of snow/mountain pass driving and I felt that the "get up and go" was a little stronger with the manual. If you're on the fence I would highly recomend this car. The dealership was fantastic as well. Easiest car we have purchased! I was playing "taxi" after our Christmas party, and this car holds 5 adults with no problem.

I've waited 13 years!!

5
ouistorm on 12/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just purchase a 2005 Scion xB. I hesitated since I'm 36 years old and it seemed a little "young" for me. Been driving the same 92 Toyota Truck for 13 years and it was time to buy. For the price I expected a cheaper vehicle in terms of build quality & materials. It's sooo quality, even the manual tranny shifts well, no lugging. Drove from LA to Riv and got like 36 mpg! Also in wind, it's really weird, but it does great! Some road noise, but not "fatiguing" on long drives as the Consumer Reports review stated. (Consumer Reports actually recommends this car). With the Low TCO (true cost to own) and edmunds awards and the Consumer Reports thumbs up, it was an obvious choice. Also suuuuuper roomy

Been Deceived

3.6
scott on 12/18/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The mileage ratings quoted by Scion are totally bogus on this car. They say it gets 30 city and 34 highway (or government says). I'm a 46 year driver that wanted a high mileage vehicle and by no means a lead foot. I routinely am getting 20 mi./gal in the city. This has been a real disappointment for me as I could have bought a hybrid for a little more. Has anyone else out there gotten such poor gas mileage with their Scion XB?

pleasure car

4.6
veronica cooper on 12/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is so spacious, you could fit 5 NBA players in it (4 comfortably). It has so much leg room. We made a 2000 mile trip to North Carolina in it and only filled the tank 5 times altogether (even driving up and down the mountains). The car is super dependable, great ride, the only dangerous thing about it is the other people looking at the car they start to come in to your lane.

a blast to drive

4.9
spinoza on 12/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Because the car is so light and low to the ground, it is a joy to drive around in, with great handling and performance characteristics. It's very agile and quick, and easily can cruise at 80 mph. All this, and the gas mileage is unbeatable at around 32 mpg! It's great for transporting things, though I miss a decent roof rack (the Yakima rack has very light load limits). It's not an SUV replacement, but it has other qualities that outweigh the disadvantages, like the great gas mileage.

Best Bang 4 Your Bucks

5
LuvMyScion on 12/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 2005XB, Manual Trans. & I luv it. I average 32.4 MPG combined city & Hwy. I still can't believe the interior room, the way it handles, etc........ If you looking for a great, fun, economy vehicle, look no further. Just go buy the XB!

Superb

4.9
Shadow on 12/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion xB is a one of it's top models done this year. Compared to other similar models that I have seen, I believe this one is at the top of the class. When I bought this Scion I expected it to be a little more than average (in other words if it got me to point B from point A and was a little fashionable I was alright) but, it wasn't even less than Superb.

Shoe Box!

4.5
Dan on 12/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

As a couple in our 40s with two small kids, we hardly fit Toyota's intended Gen-Y/first- time buyer profile. We wanted a fuel-efficient vehicle to haul said kids around town, and the xB fit the bill perfectly. Having visted Japan many times, I've seen plenty of these small/tall vehicles, which are offered by all Japanese mfrs, not just Toyota. In a country where traffic and parking issues are far worse than the US, they're quite popular. Kudos to Toyota for the foresight to export the xB. I bought ours in Oregon to avoid sales tax, and drove it 1200 miles back to Colorado. While it's not ideal for long-distance travel, it's comfortable (I'm 6'4"), cruises all day at 80-85, and gets 32mpg.

So ugly it's cute

5
Stephanie on 12/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did not expect to buy this car; but after sitting in it and driving it, there was no turning back. It really reaches out to a younger generation with tons of standard features and still affordable. Even the options are not outrageous in price. Definitely the most fun vehicle out there.

2005 XB

4.8
George on 12/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The XB is a fun drive and very reliable. My wife and I have taken three four hour trips on the interstates and the vehicle has more than enough power to handle it. The ride is not bad either. We have alot of the extras on it like the cold air intake, etc. We both really like the styling and no matter where we go we get comments about it. We entered a car show locally with it and got alot of comments about it. The car is just a very fun drive and I would recomend it to any one and any age. I am 47 and my wife is 45 and as I said we really have enjoyed the car so far.

2005 XB

4.8
George on 12/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sio XB is a fun drive and very reliable. My wife and U have taken three four hour trips on the interstates and the vehicle has more than enough power to handle it. The ride is not bad either. We have alot of the extras on it like the Cold air intake, etc. We both really like the styling and no matter where we go we get comments about it. We entered a car show locally with it and got alot of comments about it. The car is just a very fun drive and I would recomend it to any one and any age. I am 47 and my wife is 45 and as I said we really have enjoyed the car so far.

Great for old folks too

4.3
David on 12/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Apparently the xB is being marketed to buyers younger than my wife and myself, but we fell in love with its utility, price, standard features and ABS, so even though we have a daughter old enough to drive one, we bought it for ourselves. Have had it for about 2 months and continue to love it. Interior room is the signature of this car, but its standard features (including ABS) are a real plus, especially for the $14,100 price we paid in NJ. Gripes? The interior lighting could be better and brighter, and the ride could be smoother, but these are minor complaints. Though our suburban nieghbors have yet to adjust to seeing the xB in our driveway, we look out now and then just to admire it.

Proud Owner

5
gatopapi on 11/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my XB in late 2005 and got some time to drive it before the roads got wet. Every time I get out on the road I get looked at from every corner. If they like my car or hate it with everything they got they still look and thats all I need. I love it from the ride to gas miles. At first I had to let some air out of the tires to easy up the ride on bumps but other than that I have not one complaint.

Love It!!!!!

4.9
Gulia on 11/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is a ton of fun to drive. I went from a Chevy Suburban to a Ford F150 and now to a Scion. I was worried it would be too small as I am 5'8" and my boyfriend is 6'2". We TOTALLY fit comfortably. I was looking at the amount of space between his head and the roof of the car and was amazed. I love it!!!

scion xb

5
scion lover on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun and different. Either you love it or hate. I love it, mY teenage boys hate it. I didnt get any of the thrills- -only leather seats. Lots of room for 6ft boys. Could use more interior lighting. There is only one light in the middle of the car and it's hard to see in the trunk area at nite.The xb handles very well and gas mileage is great. Price is very good.

XB stands for xceptional buy

4.9
pitchaman on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

when i first saw it i thought it was very unattractive but once i took it on a test drive,then stretched out in the roomy backseat area with plenty of head room i was sold.i receive so many stares from passerbys its crazy.they all are impressed want to know what is it, who makes it,how much is it,they are floored when i give them their answers.i drove it to kentucky and it was an enjoyable trip,6 disc cd changer is the bomb.the l.e.d. lighting at night inside the vehicle is romantic.i cant wait to join a scion club i"ll be a member for life.

scion xb

5
let on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great fun to drive. plenty of room. love the standard features

My Penalty Box

5
E. Rivas on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has to be the best thing i could have done in the last couple of years. This is an amazing car in such a little package. I am SURROUNDED by non-believers and all I tell them is get in and you will appreciate it. Sure enough, I have not had someone sit in my car and not think that it was a really cool car. It has even helped me with my buisness. I have random people come up to me all the time to talk to me about my car!

my xb

5
screamnchikn on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lots of interior room

FUN, FUN AND MORE FUN!!!!!

4.8
Buffman on 11/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Had my new xB for a month and love it. This is a love/hate car. You will love it or hate it. It is very unique to say the least. It is quicker than I thought it would be. When I read up to buy this car I thought it looks great as is, but who drive something that slow. Yes, it is slow but not anywhere near as bad as you may think. The gas mileage is great, there is more than enough room for a family of 4 (the kids can't kick the back of your seat when driving, HUGE PLUS), and storage space is more ample than I thought it would be. We have had a very windy fall here and this "little box" has been unaffected by it. Overall it has been lots of fun, not just a car!!

Why I love my Scion xB

4.8
brodiegal on 11/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When looking for a new car with great gas mileage, I was drawn to a number of smaller, gas efficient cars. But one look at this boxy, "kitchie" that whispered to me, "take me for a test drive, honey!", and I was hooked! What a great car! Fantastic gas mileage (I get 30-33), big enough inside for a small basketball game to take place, and everything I would have asked for comes standard (I did add cruise control for longer trips at a reasonable price). I loved the fact that there was no haggling over price since the Scion price is fixed, like Saturn, and our knowledgable salesman was warm and efficient. Thank you, Scion...love that car!!

great car

4.9
Ricos on 11/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, good gas mileage, fun to drive Small turn radius. A great value for the money

Scionamite

5
jdsusumu on 11/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car rocks. You should see the accessories available in Japan.... I am dying for a sun roof or crystal knobs.

xB is OK

4
mathmjo on 11/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This car has no side impact airbags. This car does not handle well over bumps in the road due to it being low to the ground.

scions are hot and sweet as all hell

5
partypunker101 on 11/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ive had my scion xb for a while now and i love it - i wouldnt spend my money on any other car. i'm 17 and my xb is perfect for all of my needs and wants. its a true party machine - its modern, fun, futuristic, truly built to appeal to the younger generations. if you wanna be hot its the car to get . scions forever

A Tall Person's Car

4.6
VeryTall on 11/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm 6-7. This is the first socially responsible car I've driven in which I can sit up straight. It's like sitting in a chair while driving, which makes all the little annoyances melt away. The car is fun to drive and has a good, basic sound system. Yes, I could have spent twice as much on a big ol' SUV and challenged the road, but that's not what driving should be able. This is a fun car that gets noticed and does a lot of things right.

WHAT A GREAT CAR

5
C5 corvette also on 11/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I AM AN AUTO BUFF WHO HAD TO HAVE THIS MOST UNUSUAL AUTO. MINE IS A 2005 XB WITH AN EXCELLENT BLACK CHERRY FINISH. IT IS AUTOMATIC WITH THE STOCK POWER OPTIONS.THE BLACK INTERIOR IS A BEAUTIFUL CLOTH (WHICH IS BETTER IN FLORIDA).THE ENTIRE CAR IS PUT TOGETHER VERY WELL WITH EXCELLENTCRAFTMANSHIP.IT HAS A GREAT SOUND SYSTEM AND MORE THAN AMPLE POWER TO PASS ON THE FREEWAY.IT'S LIKE A LITTLE HOT ROD. THIS IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE BEST OVERALL VEHICLE I'VE EVER OWNED.

xb testdrive

4.9
Stephen1212 on 11/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very easy entrance / exit for the vehicle. Comfortable and really fun to drive. Handles very well. Test drove the vehicle on a windy day here in Lincoln - hardly noticed.

Best Bang for the Buck

4.6
swampsajerzy on 11/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything you could possibly need in a city car. Big enough for a family and small enough to park in a Mini's space.

tuners

4.9
miatamike5 on 10/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The aftermarket world has been fairly kind with this car I put TRD springs, shocks, DC headers, DC strut tower bar, Hochkis front and rear sway bars, and a alpine dvd changer.This wagon is a very good and reliable cruiser.

MY XB

4.9
dado on 10/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun to drive car or whatever you call it. PROS: Easy to park, great gas mileage, runs well over 65-80+ MPH with freeway traffic, excellent visability, great leg and head room front and rear, very comfortable and fun to dirve. The noise leval is acceptable. You will notice some engine noise. CONS: Needs a map light located in the front area of the vechicle. Inside lighting very poor. Needs to blow horn when you use your auto door lock when walking away for car (letting you know it locked). Could use one more cup holder for rear passengers and just a little more power. Overall I would rate this vechicle a 9 or high 8. Buy One You LIKE IT.

Great car, fun to drive :-)

4.3
Ced on 10/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great car for the price. Great warranty. Excellent fuel economie. Fun and easy to drive. Very confortable.

AMAZING!

5
MrDavid on 10/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the coolest thing. The windows are like picture windows. The back seats are as roomy as the front seats. It looks like a small car so it's east to park, but it is big on the inside. It's a happy car. You have to smile when you look at it. The only complaint is that it does not yet come with cruise control. When it is available I will have it installed. I can't recommend the car highly enough, and I do mostly highway driving.

LOVE my box!

4.8
denjb on 10/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It's FUN to drive, looks cute, commands attention. The gas mileage attracted me to it, then the unique look sealed the deal. I love it as-is. The only addition I plan to make to it is get some alloy wheels for it. It's the most original vehicle on the market. Scion did right where Honda went wrong with the Element. It's so incredibly roomy inside and I can carry four adults with PLENTY of room. It's cavernous for such a small car! I've got NO complaints about it at all, so far it's lived up to and beyond all of my expectations.

Roundtree's Review

4.4
cjr22779 on 10/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price, you can't beat it. It is probably the best vehicle in its price range. It's fun, reliable, and gets a lot of attention. You can't beat it.

awesome

5
autmom on 10/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! We bought it for my husband to go back and forth to work with, but I find myself making excuses to drive it! It is roomy, quiet, and all controls are easily reached. It takes a few drives to get used to the spedometer in the middle of the console,but becomes second hand soon enough. The ride is a little bumpy on rough roads, but I find that in all smaller cars. We can go the same distance on a tank of gas with both our xb and our sienna, but it costs half the amount to fill the xb. It takes off quick and manuvers great,the turning radius is extremely minimal,literally on a dime. I'm hoping the Toyota reliability flows into the Scion. Just plain fun to drive!

Toyota Delivers A Winner

5
SlagleRock on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned a Toyota bB while stationed in northern Japan. When we left we knew we would miss that little "ride". We were totally unaware that Toyota had introduced the bB in the U.S. as a Scion xB. The minute we heard the info we searched for a dealer. We went to take a look and I was amazed. Other than the fact that the steering wheel is on a different side of the vehicle it appears that Toyota delivered just like it was in Japan. The xB is an awesome little "ride". You can "pimp" it out or just leave it as is. Either way it turns heads. I have been pulled over by Cops who "just wanted to know what it was." It draws tons of positive attention.

my xb

4.8
james leslie dyle on 10/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is quick of the starting line and gets excellent gas milage, ive been getting 34 to 37 mpg, no wind noise and the radio is really high quality, everyone calls it my boxcar. im a big guy,300lbs and i can get in easy with plenty of room to spare

Age is no factor

4.5
Pseudolus on 10/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Although the marketing brochure leads one to believe that an xB owner should be bopping to an MP3 player and have several body piercings, my 56 year-old mind really enjoys this car. It corners effortlessly and the 5-speed I chose puts a lot of fun back in driving. Inside it is spacious and roomy, and since I drive on the inside, that's what counts to me. I watch frequently as people surround the car when parked, misprounouncing the name as SKY-ON and smiling. And all this at the low price makes me smile too. Hint - consider every option as you build your xB. The sport pedals and satellite radio add a lot to my pleasure in owning one.

MY SCION XB

5
{NAKED_BUTTERFLY} on 10/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I THINK THE SCION XB IS AN AWESOME CAR. GREAT PRICE, GREAT STANDARD FEATURES AND IT LOOKS GOOD.

great car!

5
swabby on 10/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm 64, and wanted a practical car. Was I happily surprised with my Scion Xb. This absolutely the best car I've ever owned. Great price and VERY roomy! Everybody is amazed at the roominess of the interior, especially the rear seating. Very happy that I purchased a Scion Xb.

xb

5
john k 3 on 10/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!! ! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!!! !!!! !!!!! ! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!!

New Car

4.8
meet on 10/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

so far my experience has been great. Fuel consumption is good. A little unsteady in strong wind on bridges! The car gets lots of "looks" Rear door is easy to use.

Scion Xb is the best commuter car ever

5
scionlover on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is most excellent in all catagories that matter to me: visibility, leg room, mileage, ability to easily creep along in heavy traffic, squeezing into tight parking, handling, sports car feel, cargo space, fun to drive.

the best

4.9
goyaman on 10/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The XB is a very comfortable and reliable car. Doesn't have much power but is used more by me as a cruising car. I love the fact that anywhere you go you will always get noticed.

2005 Xb with Webasto Sunroof

5
Kenchan on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Thundercloud Xb with 17" Saachi chrome alloys, and (custom installed) Webasto Grandview Sunroof. Just about everything you'd want is standard like ABS, AC, CD player, and traction control. I've already put 200 miles on it, and I love it. The ride is smooth, and the five speed trans has more power than the automatic that I drove at the dealer. I catch alot of stares from Honda Civic drivers for some reason. I don't race around in it, but I cruise. I would recommend the Scion to any of my friends. The best part about my experience so far is probably the gas mileage. I've driven it for 200 miles so far on half tank of gas.

What's with the Ignition

4
MEB404 on 10/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

We have really been enjoying this car. Gets lots of attention. Is roomy. But after a month of owning it the key got stuck in the ignition. Had to take it to the dealer and get a new ignition (or whatever) put in. Now after about a month or so, again key is stuck. Wonder if others have had this problem. Did we get a lemon?

joys review

4.8
millvillage on 10/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

very responsive,fun to drive love the small turning radius plenty of room to get in and out and low to the ground for us senior citizens.

This is a good, fun ride

4.6
OkThat on 10/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I got rid of my minivan for the Scion and so far have been pleased. It's a good tall person's car (I'm 6-7) and I have 3 inches of headroom clearance. The feel is like sitting in a chair, although i do want an aftermarket armrest. I miss map lights and doors that lock at speed, but the car is packed with about $2,000 worth of options. Cold Air inductions gives more hp and a bit better gas mileage. It handles highway acceleration well for a 4-cylinder. All in all, a fun car. I'm looking forward to seeing how it handles winter.

fun to own

5
bruceg on 09/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the bomb-love this car-great milage- much room-awesoom toons-black is beautiful-like a mirror-check it out

need more like this one

5
tobin on 09/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

easy on the back and pocketbook

WHAT A GREAT CAR

4.6
BIG MIKE on 09/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I GOT MY XB IN JULY AND I LOVE IT..7 SPOKE 17" WHEELS AND YOKAHAMA TIRES MADE IT LOOK COOL, BUT THE TRD 2" LOWERING SPRINGS DID THE TRICK..MY CAR IS BLUE PEARL AND I PUT THE GRAY FLAME DECALS ON IT..THE CARBON FIBER DASH PILLARS GAS DOOR AND REAR SPOILER LOOK AWSOME.THE 6 DISC CD FROM PIONEER WORKS GREAT AND I ALSO GOT THE NEON BLUE LIGHTING PACKAGE AND SPORT PEDALS..HAD THE FRONT WINDOWS TINTED TO MATCH THE BACK..I GET MORE LOOKS AND THUMBS UP IN THIS CAR THAN ON MY 50K DOLLAR CHOPPER..THANKS TOYOTA FOR SUCH AN AWSOME CAR...BY THE WAY I'M 46 YEARS OLD NOT A KID..THIS CAR MAKES ME ACT LIKE A KID THOUGH..

Bang for the Buck!!!

4.8
jimmy5150 on 09/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When reseaching vehicles under $15,000, on paper the xB is the clear winner. After driving it for a week, "the box" delivers. All of the comforts I wanted...A/C, power locks, mirrors and windows...auto....the list goes on. While being a little tight in the "hip and shoulder department", the xB has got tons of leg and headroom. The leg room does come at a cost, very little cargo room with rear seats up. The ride is choppy and rough. The vehcile is underpowered, but sufficent for most driving. And it handles well...really well. Stick in a turn and keep the gas on..it might not go fast in straight line, but it makes a turn fun!!!

The perfect vehicle!

4.9
dancsontos on 09/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this for my wife and she loves it so much! And I do as well! She had a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport and she didn't think she'd like as much, but she would never look back now. SO much space, adequate power, great gas mileage, and dependibilty combined with head-turning style will keep this car in our driveway for a long time.

best car for humans

5
Kryten on 09/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is wonderfully thought out in design. It is made with the human being in mind. Armrests are where they are supposed to be, windshield is larger.The roof supports have been removed from the vision are. If you are handicapped in anyway, it is simply marvelous. The seats are at just the right height and the doors open wide. The head room is phenomenal, making the car feel roomy and non-confining.

bought my xb for economy, love it!!!

5
gregdj on 09/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

bought my xb in 02-04...i drive at least 150 miles per day, 6 days a week...i am a working dj, and people are amazed when they see my set up and then see the car i bring it in...roomy, fun, but could use an armrest! cruise control would be nice as well, but you make do without it...the money i save on gas each month makes my car payment, as i used to drive a full size dodge club cab...will buy another!

The xB is the bEst car out there

5
Anchal on 09/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Car is worth every penny you spend. It cut, it's reliable I have not had a problem yet It's just the best car I have owned

for the value

4
fmtmp on 09/16/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The most obvious characteristic of this car is the design. I have watched people gawking at it all over the place. When I tell them what I paid (14500, they are shocked assuming it was a 20K car. I still haven't seen another one in my color (burgundy red) so the sense of uniqueness is lasting. Overall it is a great value, particularly in terms of the use of space and the less apparent features like stability control and traction control. Build quality is another asset. The car is not perfect, however, as I'll outline below but for the price and standard features, can one complain?

excelent

5
skitz on 09/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is awsome i love it so much

1st Impression

4.9
BobV on 09/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I found a odd vehicle but one that grows on you! Very well assembled and well thought out. Very well behaved on normal or winding roads a bit pushed on toll roads though. Economy above average Engine quiet and the list of normal extra cost equipment is amazing as it is all included in the base price!

Loving our Square Car!

4.8
Snarf09 on 09/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had our xb 5speed for a little over two months now and love it. Coming from VR6 VW i was a little concerned at first about only having 108 hp, but with its VVti engine and light weight it really does feel quick around town and has no trouble doing 75-80mph on the highway. We have been averaging about 31/32 mpg overall in mixed city/highway driving. The room in the back seat is truly amazing and with the seats folded down it can hold huge amounts of cargo. I cant wait to try out the traction control in some snow! Anyone looking for reliable, efficent and totally unique transportation thats a blast to drive should really take a look.

great vehicle

4.3
juanb on 09/13/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

one of the best cars low on miles per gallon.

Don't buy it for the gas mileage!!!

2.8
mrchet on 09/12/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Pros. It turns a lot of heads. It has great interior room especially in the back seats. Hold 4 adults with easy, but not their luggage. Cons. Underpowered, poor mileage. 25mpg low with a high of 28mpg and that's combined. Rougher ride than it needs to be. Softer springs and stiffer sway bars would help. Short wheelbase makes it choppy going over freeway slabs. Steering wheel position is left of center and too low. It really needs a center arm rest. Transmits road noise into the cabin easily. Dynamat in all the doors helped. Bottom Line: I wouldn't buy one again!

so far OK

4.1
clowntown on 09/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the looks of the car. mileage is not what they said it would be. I had a Rav4 and it had 171,000 miles on it and I had it for 6 years. It was more fun to drive but the mileage wasn't there. The average is 28 not much difference than the Rav4 and the ride is not nearly as fun. I guess the flip side is I drive slower now and I speeding is not a problem. It doesn't had the turning ability as the Rav4, it doesn't sit as high as the Rav4 did. The wind can be a problem.

Bubba's Toy

4.6
RevRic on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am having a lot of fun with my Scion xB. It is a very distinctive looking car and I get comments all the time. They are either love it or hate though it doesn't matter to me cause it's mine and I love it. The roominess is really unbelievable. I have a ggod friend and he is 6' 8" and had him and his wife with us one night to go out to dinner> I suggested I would drive and he said no way. Well once he got in he was very impressed with the room. Even commented that he had more head room that his pickup.

it is the greatest car!!!

5
cheryl coughlin on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the car in Reno,Nev. and drove it all the way to New York and back and enjoyed every minute of it. It was great on gas, comfort and room. We just LOVE it.The best car for the money. It is so much fun to drive...recommend it HIGHLY!!!

New Purple Grape

4.1
mimi2 on 09/11/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My baby hummer is too cute. All that aside, I like it so far. Issues with AC are that is doesn't get cold fast enough for my liking and air comes up top vents even when wanted only on feet. =( Sound system is loud and fun. Lots of room inside. Shifts slowly and sometimes clumsily, gas milage is affected. I love the looks I get and the power everything that comes standard. Head Rests... ARGGHHH... They are too far forward in the front seats. I fixed them by taking them out and turning them backwards. Jack and other tools are in 2 different places too. Take jack and place in rear storage compartment. Get lots of comments.

xb scion

5
big boy on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

excellent car with many extras. very fun and turns alot of heads.

My xB

5
BoxMama on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Scion xB! It has incredible headroom; no cramped feeling for me! It handles like a sports car. It looks "funky" which suits me fine. It is small, but why would a family of three need an oceanliner to drive around town? I've only been driving it for about a month and haven't tried all the features such as fold-down seats, but think it's just great! (I get a big bang out of the stares and smiles as I drive by!)

Welcome to the 21st Century Alltrack

5
geronimo 777 on 09/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Remember that boxy 1980s Toyota All Track Wagon? Well this is the 21st Century version for sure! Practical, roomy, unassuming, and destined to go 200K miles in snow country, but unlike the All Track the xB has great comfort, handling, more zip, and a respectable low volume base "feel" setting on the Pioneer factory radio/cd. The traction and stability control worked well in the rain and beats the cost of 4x4 for occasional ice days. Best of all, it is getting 33-34 MPG in 80% highway use. The xB has a stiff ride like a typical euro sports mini but handling is good. Got a good discount on options and cut $1,200 a year off my petrol bill. A keeper 4 sure.

love this little box

4.9
Adrinap on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i love, love, love this little box of mine. the only bummer for me is the fact that there are no plans for toyota to design a hitch or a way to add a hitch for this little thing so i can take a couple of bicycles along with me. i don't want a roof rack for the bikes (the car is just too tall for that).

Value Value value!

5
ScionXb2005 on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Yes I did say value three times. I have had my 2005 Scion XB for about a month now and I couldnt be any happier. I looked into the Honda Civic and I said to myself why do I have to have the same car everyone else is driving. My xb also came with every power option available and cost much less than a Civic EX. You also dont have to wonder witch civic is yours in the parking lot of the local supermarket. My Scion Xb has been a pleasure to drive and own. If you want and incredible value and the awsome reputation of Toyota look into the Scion Xb.

Best car ever!

5
alton_yo on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got my '05 XB late august. I always thought it was a pretty cool car since I saw a photo of it's Japanese version, the bB. I had a Jeep Wrangler TJ I used as my commuter. Gas mileage was killing me on my work commute of 80s miles a day. Since selling my jeep, I have no regrets at all. NONE! This is THE coolest looking, most fun car I've owned ever! I find myself driving it just fo the sake of driving. All at a fuel sipping 30+mpg. My 1st fill up was 9 gallons, or $15, amazing!

ITS AMAZING!!

5
Chopra on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car, is pound for pound the best thing on the market. Its a toyota, so you know it reliable, and it has GREAT fuel economy, not to mention hot looking.

i love my xb

4.8
big mike hrly rider on 09/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

my car gets all the looks and everybody wants to know about it..i lowered it and put 17" wheels on it..so very cool..yea baby

scion XB rocks!

5
claybabe on 09/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i'm a new owner still in the flush of new love. it's a comfortable roomy car with room for much stuff. i'm a ceramic artist so that is important. i have yet to take it on a long trip, so get back to me. it's really affordable with a non-negotiating price which made for a fun relaxing car buying experience.

Wonderful commuter

4.8
vanhate on 08/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I needed a new commuter car. I drive 90 miles roundtrip each day to/from work and wanted something that got good mileage and had space. This is the only car that met my needs and I love it. Wish it had just a little more power, but it's tolerable as I wasn't looking for a speed demon of a ride. The dealership was awesome too. If you're buying in the Detroit, Michigan area, you have to go see Hugh and Marcelino at Suburban Scion.

Best Car I Ever Owned

4.6
ronaldcclark on 08/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion Xb is the most fun car to drive that I have ever driven. The inside visibility of the car is second to none and the seats are really comfortable. The only three things that I would add are: (1) an armrest for the driver (2) a few more horsepower and (3) a temperature gauge for the engine instead of a warning light for high engine temperature

gets job done

5
minorabbrasions on 08/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it is what it is...dont expect a Lexus for 16K

Glad I got it!

5
Kevin2424 on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice car. A head turner. Only issue I had was the keyless entry remotes were missing and had to go back to dealership twice to get it programmed. But fun car! I recommend it highly! Get the manual, Automatic is a dog!

ScionXB

5
Elizabeth2004 on 08/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. It is so much fun to drive. It hugs the turns and has a lot of pick up. I have the manual 5 speed and it is so cool. I also have a Ford F-150 and now I don't want to even drive it. The sound system is awesome also. I am doing a lot of highway driving and it gets great fuel economy. Also parking in the city is easy with its compact size. With the back seats down there is a ton of room in the rear of the vehicle. I LOVE THIS CAR!!!

owner

2.9
rBell on 08/21/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Poorly made for a Toyota but that's why they didn't put the Toyota name on it.

This Car Turns Heads

5
bhuddaboy on 08/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My XB is very responsive and is great for city driving. I am able to zip around. I am impressed with the interior design and cavernous space, especially considering it has a narrow wheel base. Nothing compares to the driving experience. You sit alomost as high as an SUV. The reactions of strangers has been the most fun. Reactions range from laughter to surprise to "What the....?" to "That's not right". Outside of the PT Cruiser, what other vehicle elicited such reactions when it was first introduced to the market?

FUN..FUN..FUN

4.8
CLATSOPMAMA on 08/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT LITTLE CAR!!! SAW ONE JUST HAD TO HAVE IT! THE MAIN REASON WAS IT'S DIFFERENT THEN WHATS OUT THERE AND THAT REALLY APPEALED TO ME!!GREAT INTERIOR VERY COMFORTABLE, NICE STEREO, LOVE THE KEY LESS ENTRY NO SCRATCHES FROM MY KEYS ON THE DOOR! LOTS OF ROOM INSIDE, LOVE THE FOLD DOWN SEATS.REPLACED THE THE WHEELS WITH THE NEW SPINNERS..REALLY CATCHES EVERYONE EYE!NOT SURE ON GAS YET ONLY HAD FOR A WEEK!!! MADE FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART.. BOUGHT IT FOR MY 50TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO MY SELF!!!!!GREAT FEATURES FOR SUCH A LOW BASE PRICE!!!

Happy with my Scion!

4.8
a new owner on 08/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really thought I wanted to purchase the xA and went to the delaership to see one in person. It was WAY TOO SMALL! You have to move the front seats forward in order to put the rear seats down. I tried the Matrix and then the xB. Everything was great! TONS OF ROOM even with the front seats all the way back! I was not totally sold on the exterior design, but it grows on you. Simple controls, GREAT visability. Overall, a fun and funky little car!

couldbebetter

4.5
xbassateak on 08/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

this vehicle is adorable,but, it seem's like it was thrown together. maybe thats why it was so cheap. the look is great. it is comfortable,yet, that could be upgraded a bit. gas mileage is decent. it is extremely fun to drive. like a little baha mobile.

GOTTA LOVE IT

5
SCION MAMA on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WE BOUGHT OUR SCION IN 2003, ONE OF THE FIRST, FRESH OFF THE FREIGHTS. THE MINUTE WE SAT IN IT, WE KNEW THIS WAS THE VEHICLE FOR US. YOU EITHER HATE IT OR GOTTA LOVE IT....WE LOVE IT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS VEHICLE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS ON A LIMITED BUDGET, BUT IN NEED OF A NEW VEHICLE. IT MAY LOOK SMALL ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT VERY ROOMY ON THE INSIDE.

SCION XB

4.8
lbar25 on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion XB is an affordable vehicle that is easy to drive and there is ample leg and head room. It rides comfortably and I love the fact that the rear seats go down when more room is needed for carrying large items. And despite the fact that its only a 4 cylinder vehicle, it carried 4 average sized adults up a hill with no strain to the engine. And the automatic transmission is so good, you can barely feel it shifting gears.

I love my Toaster on Wheels

5
Dawn Z. on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I totally love my Scion!The gas mileage,the room,the attention,The price,the safety features, etc!!My daughter will get this when she drives and I will get a new one!The ONLY thing I miss is cruise control~!I always had 8 cylinders and I love the gas savings! I pass alot of gas staions!Fun!Fun!Fun!

Awesome Car!!

4.8
cathy riley on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I got rid of my high maintenance german car (a fully loaded 03 passat) to get this car. I have a five year old who plays every sport and is always making a mess of the car while I drive a TON of mileage around town...it's fun to drive, handles well, gets great gas mileage, no expensive maintenance, etc. I added leather to mine and they even put it on the doors and it really dresses it up as well as my 6 spoke wheels. It's just a great solid car/truck.

One slammin' sweet ride.

4.9
kerbyron on 08/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I thought I'b blow Toyota's demographics to heck and by an XB. I'm 50...yea a half-a- century. I just might be the first AARP eligible driver to purchase one of these. I have a young, former punk rocker wife, two daughters, mother in law and a compact dog. They all fit! With extra room. I can ever fit lots of photo gear in it so I can make the payments on this cool box. This sweet ride is stylin' - jazz on the slammin' CD changer is killer. It's comfy, cruises down the highway quitely. Has that 'Toyota thing' going for it. I don't even mind when my wife cues up a Sex Pistols CD and gets all teary eyed! Life is good in a Scion box. Party on!!!

My Scion xB

4.6
BTownMeezer on 08/12/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. I've had it for two months now and I'm really glad I bought it. It's fun to drive and the room inside is just amazing - especially the head room. The gas mileage is just terrific. It's better than I expected. Would only change one thing - - this car needs a bit more engine power.

Excellent mileage and lots of leg room

4.9
Translator on 08/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

small outside, HUGE INSIDE! Wanted best gas mileage with enough leg room. Insight 51mpg but only 2 seats, Prius 44 too small & long wait, VWs 41 & 32 but bad reps, Echo 38 too small, Civic hybrid 36 uncomfortable, Mazda3 33 & didn't try it (but I hear good things), xB 32 and LOTS of leg & head room, front & back! A great car for town & smooth roads. With 5spd & cold-air intake, acceleration is good. Euro version is the Yaris Verso. Pedestrians do double takes, people in parking lots feel compelled to walk around it, other cars tend to hang in blind spot for a long time—lots of fun to watch! Front seats comfortable except on road trips (built for narrow shoulders). Great style! fun to drive!

cant lick this box

5
rob1102 on 08/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

best value on the road. dont waste money on high priced gas hogs....

BEST BUY FOR YOUR MONEY

4.9
Deanster on 08/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Scion XB is a definite head turner. People cannot help but ask on every stop light, every chance given. It's definitely not for the enclosed, traditional and closed minded person. Because, "it's different". It is not a Car, nor a Van, or an SUV. Scion is in it's own category and class. It was originally designed to attract young people, that's why they have priced it very affordable specially for students or first time buyers, but litle that they know,middle age up to seniors are loving this car. Why drive what everybody drives? Be different, be noticed, and step out of "the box", but step in into a "cool and unique box".

like the car

5
abby smothers on 08/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it is nice very roomie

Better then my Matrix

5
wethankyou on 08/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First off I would like to say my experience with Scion of Naperville was beyond excellent, Between the people to the cars it was all out perfect. I love the xb because it gives me what I need more then my toyota matrix could and I paid 5-6 thousand more the xb. So when I seen the xb and the price I jumped right on trading my matrix in. Best choice I ever made. Sure people look at it funny at first, but once they see the inside and go for a ride they are sold.

Aseome Lava Orange Car!

5
Steenger on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our Scion XB! We have three children and two dogs. Our entire family fits comfortably and stylishly in our lava colored scion. People are so curious about the car - they love to ask questions and we get a great deal of "lovin' it" feedback.

My Scion

5
CLeeS on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion xB is the answer to my desire for an SUV. I have the height off of the ground and the room inside. The best part of all is that I don't pay the high gas price that goes with owning an SUV. I enjoy driving my wagon very much!

I LOVE MY BOX!

5
Khalif on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Weak in power but for a kid like me, whos not into the fast and the furious, its a fun car to cruise along the beach with or even the highway. I love the attention that it brings from the ladies. This car is great!

The car of the future

4.5
JET from Florida on 08/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Since 1996 went from Town Car to Lex LS400 to Prius. This is one terrific little package that sacrifices nothing. We call it the box car. Can't believe that a package this small on the outside can have so many feaures in and out, not the least of which is the look. It turns heads everywhere we go! We miss a speed control, may add one, but overall this is one of the best buys today, any where. I am disappointed so far with gas mileage, but car is new, hope it will improve, but was really spoiled by the Prius. I'm a good American, but there is no way anyone so far can innovate the car market like Toyota. Also own a GMC 3500 Pickup, it's going bye bye, too!

Great Car - Must Buy

4.6
BBscion on 08/08/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my scion xb it is so fun to customize and drive.

Love my Scion...

4.8
George and Pat on 08/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased this car primarily for a light weight vehicle to tow behind a motor home. Blue OX makes an excellent base plate for the Scion. We like it so much we have found we drive it all the time and let our other vehicles sit in the garage. Great little car!

I just love it

5
Ruschel on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a custom window decorator. I pack 5 boxes of sample on and under back- seat. It's easy to get to my samples. Backdoor is easy to use. Lots of headroom. Just perfect for day to day in-city driving and maneuvering. The gasmileage is fantastic. No complains.

My Mini School Bus :)

4.9
flosser on 08/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Scion xb was the best purchase I could have ever made! I just moved and I could fit a million things in there. The room in this vehicle is superior to any in its class. I love the way the xb takes turns and turns heads, it's a very appealing vehicle and anyone who owns it knows that. I love my Scion xb!

Scion is My-ion

4.6
Russo on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Pretty clever thinking regarding interior space efficiency ... larger folks in the backseat will thank you ... I've always liked boxy cars ... It's trippy and funny and fun ... I way like it though I do have one problem which goes as follows: I wanted something very good on gas; I wanted something practical that would hold up ... with such low horsepower, I thought getting a cold air intake would give the transmission better life over the years ... it was supose to marginally increase horsepower and (I thought) not hurt gas mileage ... It did make the XB more peppy, but I'm only getting 26 mpg ... Toyota doesn't seem to have much info on this though ...

Great Car

5
COMBOY on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is incredible, everyone stop driving to look at it, even people walking around. Is very economical expesially here in NYC, I only spend less that $20.00 for full gas every week. Me and my wife are really proud for this car so far, we love it. "THANKS SCION"

old man's toy

4.8
greenwoodchuck on 08/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Wife and I are 67 and both love the car. It has more headroom than my F150, rides as well and gets better economy. I would like to see arm rests between the seats and some way to stop the seat belt latch from banging the door frame when it is released. We just completed a 4000 mile trip with no problems and a lot of pointing and questions from people who had nevewr seen one before.

Maxxb

5
akchas on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a XB Release 1 series, the color being Hot Lava. I bought it the day the dealer received it, right off the delivery truck. I love this car - and have named it after my recently deceased Shar Pei MAXXIE. I;ve added cold air induction, 18" wheels, tinted front windows/windshield, Toyota Racing exhaust system, and after market leather interior and power sunroof, and recently introduced custom taillights. I treat this car as part of my being and body. It's a real attention getter.

Great car for the money!!!!!

5
eyeundastand on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far the experience has been awesome. I have had the Scion xb for over a month now and I am so glad to have purchased this vehicle. Its fun,roomy,and has comfortable seats. Its also great on long trips with that excellent gas mileage. The five speed manual helps that 108 hp. I recommend it if your thinking of purchasing. The stereo is somewhat tricky with all the options but onceyou learn it,its pretty good. I particularly like the non cluttered dash. It's very sporty and stylish. Also your rear windows open fully something certain cars do not do because of their position under a wheel well. Don't take my word for it but test drive one and

More performance options needed

4.8
fish2feet on 08/07/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

They should do more performance options like a complete exhaust system for more hp and torque.

Go out and buy one now!

5
kreece on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Scion XB for about 5 months now. I was a little skeptical at first because of how unique it looked, but now I'm so proud. It's a fun vehicle and everyone on the road seems to enjoy just looking at it. I have had many compliments about it and lots of questions. I'm just glad I was one of the first to get one. Now while feeling confident is great, you also save a lot of money in gas. Great for long trips, I've explored Florida's east and west coast in my new car.

Scion for my dogs

4.9
2manyK9s on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I first saw the Scion xB in a magazine they were not available in my area. I was the first one locally to order one. I got mine mostly because its boxy design was perfect for hauling my dogs around - 2 Intermediate sized Vari Kennels will fit side by side in the back with the seats folded down and another will fit sideways behind the front seats. That is unusual in a car this size. Tons of cargo space. I get stopped by people all the time asking about this car.

FUN AND CAN HANDLE

4
KAMIKAZE on 08/07/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

THIS CAR IS FUN, BUT LACKS SPEED

Excellent

4.8
God Blessed me on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4