All-new last year and unchanged for 2009, the Scion xD is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that produces 128 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. According to Scion xD performance data, the small 5-door hatchback gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg city/33 mpg hwy and 29 mpg combined with the five-speed manual transmission, and 26/32/28 mpg with the four-speed automatic transmission. Scion xD standard safety features include stability and traction control, antilock brakes with brake assist, front seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front active head restraints. While it might be a tight fit, the Scion xD can accommodate up to five passengers. The subcompact Scion xD is a stylish economy car that is characterized by a lengthy list of standard equipment and dealer-installed extras, including multiple alloy wheels, LED taillights, a rear spoiler, a variety of shift knobs, a silver-leather-wrapped steering wheel, a security system and an interior mood lighting system with a choice of four colors.Read more Read less
Following its introduction in 2008, the Scion xD enters 2009 with no significant changes.
Fuel efficiency; maneuverability; customization options; lots of features for a low price.
The 2009 Scion xD, which replaced the xA in 2008 as Scion's entry-level model, features a contemporary, aggressive appearance, which appeals to the urban buyers who might choose it for its small, easy-to-park size, excellent fuel economy, and roomy interior. The 1.8L engine brings more performance than many other budget-priced small cars, yet fuel efficiency is among the best in its class. Compared to most of the small-car competition in this segment, the xD has an extensive standard equipment list and ranks as an excellent value in the class. Scion's line of accessories also provides the opportunity to personalize the car for just a little more money.