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Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Scion xB.

Scion announced pricing for the 2009 xB and tC today, and if you want to get your hands on the love-it-or-hate-it toaster on wheels, you'll have to pony up an extra $100 this year. The xB's base price is now $16,370 (including shipping), and comes equipped with a five-speed manual as standard equipment. If you can't stand swapping your own cogs, you can shell out another $950 for a four-speed automatic. The tC's price remains the same as the 2008 model, starting at $17,620 with a five-speed manual and $18,420 for the four-speed auto 'box. Sales of the xB begin this month and the "slightly tweaked" tC will arrive in May.

Scion's press release is available after the jump.




PRESS RELEASE

Scion Announces 2009 Prices for xB and tC

TORRANCE, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Scion announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2009 model year xB urban utility vehicle and tC sports coupe. The xB will arrive at dealerships later this month while the tC will arrive in May.

After a major model change in 2008, the xB carries over with only a change in exterior color. Stingray Metallic replaces Nautical Blue Metallic. The base MSRP for the iconic xB is $15,750 when equipped with a five-speed manual transmission and $16,700 for the four-speed automatic with sequential shifting. Prices for both configurations represent an increase of $100 or 0.6 percent.

The sporty 2009 tC also carries over with one change, updated seat fabric. Prices for both the automatic and manual transmission remain the same as the 2008 models. The tC equipped with a five-speed manual transmission has a base MSRP of $17,000, while the four-speed automatic transmission model carries an MSRP of $17,800.

All Scions come mono-spec with a generous list of standard features including a 160-watt maximum output Pioneer audio system with iPod connectivity and auxiliary port; power steering, windows, door locks and mirrors; cruise control; remote keyless entry; air conditioning; four-wheel anti-lock brakes with electronic brake assist; driver and front passenger airbags; front seat-mounted side airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags; and tilt steering wheel with audio controls.

The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $620 and is not included in the MSRP. DPH fees for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      To paraphrase Stephen Colbert - the new xB is dead to me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow. I didn't realize the tC was priced so high. I swore it started out in the $16k range. That sucks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't get behind the new xB...Toyota had something unique, and then they had to replace it with the Toyota Element. Bleh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is the Spec package still available on the TC?
        • 7 Years Ago
        yes it is, hard to find though. no demand for it
      • 7 Years Ago
      Shoulda been the new Toyota Matrix.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They Destroyed it's Fuel Economy with the bigger engine. FAIL.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Styled by Maytag. FAIL.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Just saying "fail" suffices.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well whats the point of getting a Scion when several economy cars that are bigger, more stylish, and more fuel-efficient can be had for the same or less money? Why would I opt for a Scion tC when I can cop a Civic EX coupe for close to the same dough? And why get the xB when its main selling points (boxy design, Japanese flair, economy) aren't really there anymore? Scion's current line-up doesn't amuse me at all...
        • 7 Years Ago
        wow. that is about the ugliest car i have EVER seen!

        -dismal fuel economy
        -4 speed auto
        -heavy
        -ugly
        -slow
        -underpowered
        -overpriced

        that makes tons of sense!
      • 7 Years Ago
      When they supposed to redesign the tC? i thought 2009 would be the year..It been the same body style for last 4-5 years already.
        • 7 Years Ago
        2010/2011 you'll see the new design. Sales are to good to redesign it yet, but by 2010 sales will be to a point its time to redesign it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Toyota not only is gunning to topple US car makers they now are taking a page out of Chrylser's book, make it ugly and then overcharge for it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      xB and tC are Scions two biggest sellers. The xD is the flop and Scion/Toyota knows it. xB is realllllly hot in the East Coast right now. In fact one of the Top Scion dealers in the north east is down to 3 xB's and everyone is facing a suddent shortage of them due to demand. If anything, the xD needs to be replaced/redesigned.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Its been a while since I've mentioned how bad the tC's shifter is - let me count the ways:

        Somewhere between stirring mashed potatoes and moving a stick around in the mud.

        For an econocar, very disappointing MPGs. For a wanna-be semi-sporty car: one of the worst cars I've ever driven. With a Prius engine and a little weight-loss: it would be an amazing offering and probably sell like hotcakes...
        • 7 Years Ago
        There's just no point to the xD while they have the Yaris.
      • 7 Years Ago
      why are they still using a 5sp man/4spd auto?
      time to trade up to a 6/6
      gear it correctly, and retune for that gearing
      then you can get back some of that mileage
      • 7 Years Ago
      Make a CV version (Think the Dodge Caravan C/V) and sell them to businesses.
      I can think of many companies that would love the efficient engine and boxy design.
      I on the other hand, am not feeling this car.
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