Sporting updated front and rear bumpers, the 2013 Scion xB is a five door compact hatchback powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 158 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Available transmissions include a standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic transmission. Utilizing a FWD drivetrain, the xB achieves fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 22 mpg city to 28 mpg highway. Standard features include air conditioning, remote keyless entry system, sport bucket front seats, 60/40 split fold-flat rear seats, cruise control, chrome-tipped exhaust, LED turn signal indicators, auxiliary input jack, USB port with iPod® connectivity, and a 6-speaker audio system. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TCS), anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), smart stop technology (SST), and tire pressure monitoring. The xB is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Scion xB receives a few notable changes for 2013. A new front bumper features a black grille and LED lighting, while a new rear bumper now features a sporty looking diffuser. Chrome accents brighten up an interior that also receives new seat fabric. A newly available BeSpoke premium audio system rounds out the changes for 2013.
Distinctive shape; roomy interior; wide range of standard features and customizable options
First introduced in 2003, the Scion xB is a 5-door wagon with a one-piece rear liftgate. Its top competitors are the Honda Element and the Nissan cube. The 2013 Scion xB is a good choice for urban drivers who require convenience, maneuverability, affordability and fuel efficiency. Although compact, the Scion xB has plenty of cargo space and a back seat comfortable enough for three adults. Like other Scions, the xB comes well-equipped. Estimated fuel economy is strong-- the xB achieves 24 mpg on the highway.