2013 Scion xD - blue - front three-quarter studio viewThe last time we discussed the Scion xB and xD, in April of this year, it was to announce a report that both models were being killed. The vice president of the brand had said, "We don't have plans for a direct xB or xD replacement," but no date was given for the termination. Turns out rumors of their deaths have been greatly exaggerated: as part of a Toyota press release that summarized feature and pricing changes for 2013, the Scion xB was included.

The 2013 hatchback (above) gets a new front bumper and lower fascia with LED lighting, and the rear end gets a black diffuser. Stingray Metallic and Elusive Blue Metallic exterior hues will disappear, Absolutely Red and Nautical Blue Metallic will take their places. Inside will be light bronze metallic and chrome accents, as well as new seat fabric and the availability of the BeSpoke Premium Audio. It increases in price by $500, the manual costing $16,800, the automatic $17,750.

The xD (inset) has been left off the list and the Scion website it still hawking the 2012 car. But 2013 xD pricing and new features were announced earlier this year, the MSRP rising by $125 to $16,500. New equipment and options includes smoked headlight covers, more airbags and a two-tone paint job.

The press release with more details and pricing changes on a range of Toyota models is just below.
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Toyota Announces 2013 Model Year Prices for Camry and Camry Hybrid, Prius c and Scion xB

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2012 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2013 Camry and Camry Hybrid mid-size sedans, Prius c hybrid sub-compact and the Scion xB, urban utility vehicle.

Price adjustments were announced on 12 current 2013 models including the Venza crossover, FJ Cruiser mid-size SUV, Sienna minivan, Land Cruiser full-size SUV, Sequoia large SUV, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid mid-size SUVs, Tacoma compact pickup, Tundra full-size pickup, 4Runner mid-size SUV, Scion iQ and Scion FR-S.

2013 Camry
Camry and Camry Hybrid, the best-selling car in America, receives several updates for improved value. The Camry L and the Camry Hybrid LE grades will now have Display Audio as standard equipment. A Blind Spot Monitor will include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and will be available on the Camry SE. The turn signal control stalk will now come standard with a lane-change feature where one tap on the control stalk creates a three-blink sequence. Interior material upgrades on Camry LE and XLE grades include improved color matching on Ivory seat inserts. All Camry models will receive updated door trim. Leather-equipped models will have updated stitching accents on the door panels.

The MSRP for the Camry gas models will range from $22,235 for the L grade four-cylinder automatic to $30,465 for the Camry XLE V6 automatic, reflecting an average increase of $150, or 0.6 percent. The MSRP for the Camry Hybrid will range from $26,140 for the LE grade to $27,670 for the XLE, an increase of $165, or 0.6 percent. The 2013 Camry will arrive in dealerships in early January.

Prius c
The 53 mpg Prius c hybrid subcompact rolls into 2013 with interior upgrades that now include a standard SofTex®-trimmed steering wheel on the Prius c Four, and a black SofTex dash panel on Prius c Two and Three models, matching the dash of the premium Prius c Four.

The MSRP for the Prius c will range from $19,080 for the Prius c One to $23,360 for the Prius c Four, an increase of $130 or 0.6 percent. The 2013 Prius c will arrive at dealerships in early January.

Scion xB
The 2013 Scion xB receives numerous enhancements to both its exterior and interior, adding even more style to its already iconic look. The xB's exterior is altered with a new front bumper, featuring a glossy black lower grille and integrated LED accent lighting. The rear bumper has a black diffuser that adds a sportier appearance. Changes to the xB's interior include light bronze metallic accents on panels, chrome accents on the air-conditioner register and new seat fabric. The 2013 xB is now available with BeSpoke Premium Audio. Two new colors, Absolutely Red and Nautical Blue Metallic will be available for the 2013 model, replacing Stingray Metallic and Elusive Blue Metallic.

The MSRP for the Scion xB price will be $17,750 for the automatic transmission model and $16,800 for the manual, an increase of $500, or 2.9 percent and 3.1 percent respectively. The 2013 Scion xB will begin arriving in dealerships early next year.

Toyota Price Adjustments
Current 2013 Toyota models will have the following price adjustments: Venza prices will range from $27,850 for the LE front-wheel-drive (FWD) four-cylinder, to $32,960 for the XLE all-wheel-drive (AWD) V6, reflecting an increase of $150, or 0.5 percent; Sienna minivan prices will range from $26,585 for the L grade FWD seven passenger to $41,475 for the Limited AWD seven passenger, an increase of $150, or 0.4 percent; Highlander prices will range from $29,020 for the four-cylinder FWD to $39,400 for the Limited V6 AWD, an increase of $150, or 0.4 percent; Tacoma pickup prices will range from $17,625 for the Regular Cab 4x2 four-cylinder to $28,185 for the Double Cab 4x4 V6 long bed, an increase of $100, or 0.4 percent; Sequoia prices will range from $42,455 for the 4x2 SR5 to $63,070 for the 4x2 Platinum, an increase of $500, or 0.9 percent; Tundra pickup prices will range from $25,455 for the 4x2 Regular Cab V6 to $48,170 for the 4x4 CrewMax 5.7-liter V8, an increase of $100, or 0.3 percent.

Prices for Venza, Sienna, Highlander, Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra prices will become effective in January.

FJ Cruiser pricing will range from $27,030 for the 4x2 automatic to $28,620 for the 4x4 automatic, an increase of $150, or 0.5 percent; Land Cruiser pricing will be $78,555, an increase of $300, or 0.4 percent; Highlander Hybrid prices will range from $40,170 for the V6 AWD to $46,370 for the Limited V6 AWD, an increase of $200, or 0.4 percent; 4Runner prices will range from $31,490 for the SR5 4x2 to $41,030 for the 4x4 V6, an increase of $150, or 0.4 percent.

FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Highlander Hybrid and 4Runner prices will go into effect in December.
Toyota MSRPs do not include a delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $795 for Toyota passenger cars, $845 for Toyota small/medium trucks, and $995 for large trucks (Sequoia and Tundra only). The DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.

2013 Scion Price Adjustments
The 2013 Scion iQ premium micro-subcompact receives an MSRP increase of $110 to $15,495 or 0.7 percent.

The 2013 Scion FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car receives an MSRP increase of $300 to $25,600 (AT) and $24,500 (MT) or 1.2 percent.

Pricing for the iQ and the FR-S becomes effective with the vehicles that begin production in December.

Scion MSRPs do not include a $755 delivery, processing and handling (DPH) for all Scion models. The DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.

Toyota Vehicles
Model #, Grade, Current MSRP, New MSRP, MSRP Chg ($), MSRP Chg (%)
1201 Prius c $18,950 $19,080 $130 0.7%
1203 Prius c $19,900 $20,030 $130 0.7%
1205 Prius c $21,635 $21,765 $130 0.6%
1207 Prius c $23,230 $23,360 $130 0.6%
2514 CAMRY L $22,055 $22,235 $180 0.8%
2532 CAMRY LE $22,600 $22,680 $80 0.4%
2546 CAMRY SE L4 $23,220 $23,400 $180 0.8%
2540 CAMRY XLE L4 $24,775 $24,855 $80 0.3%
2550 CAMRY SE V6 $26,910 $27,260 $350 1.3%
2554 CAMRY XLE V6 $30,115 $30,465 $350 1.2%
2559 CAMRY HV LE $25,990 $26,140 $150 0.6%
2560 CAMRY HV XLE $27,500 $27,670 $170 0.6%
2810 VENZA LE L4 FWD $27,700 $27,850 $150 0.5%
2812 VENZA LE V6 FWD $29,520 $29,670 $150 0.5%
2820 VENZA LE L4 AWD $29,150 $29,300 $150 0.5%
2822 VENZA LE V6 AWD $30,970 $31,120 $150 0.5%
2830 VENZA XLE L4 FWD $31,360 $31,510 $150 0.5%
2832 VENZA XLE V6 FWD $33,180 $33,330 $150 0.5%
2834 VENZA XLE L4 AWD $32,810 $32,960 $150 0.5%
2836 VENZA XLE V6 AWD $34,630 $34,780 $150 0.4%
2842 VENZA Limited V6 FWD $37,420 $37,570 $150 0.4%
2846 VENZA Limited V6 AWD $38,870 $39,020 $150 0.4%
4702 FJ CRUISER 4x2 SUV $26,880 $27,030 $150 0.6%
4703 FJ CRUISER 4x4 SUV $28,060 $28,210 $150 0.5%
4704 FJ CRUISER 4x4 SUV $28,470 $28,620 $150 0.5%
5328 SIENNA L FWD 7 PSGR $26,435 $26,585 $150 0.6%
5335 SIENNA LE FWD AUTO ACCESS SEAT $36,220 $36,370 $150 0.4%
5337 SIENNA LE FWD 7 PSGR MOBILITY $30,185 $30,335 $150 0.5%
5338 SIENNA LE FWD 8 PSGR $29,985 $30,135 $150 0.5%
5342 SIENNA SE FWD 8 PSGR $33,575 $33,725 $150 0.4%
5345 SIENNA XLE FWD AUTO ACCESS SEAT $40,630 $40,780 $150 0.4%
5347 SIENNA XLE FWD 7 PSGR MOBILITY $34,865 $35,015 $150 0.4%
5348 SIENNA XLE FWD 8 PSGR $33,360 $33,510 $150 0.4%
5356 SIENNA LTD FWD 7 PSGR $39,955 $40,105 $150 0.4%
5366 SIENNA LE AWD 7 PSGR $32,315 $32,465 $150 0.5%
5376 SIENNA XLE AWD 7 PSGR $35,800 $35,950 $150 0.4%
5386 SIENNA LTD AWD 7 PSGR $41,325 $41,475 $150 0.4%
6156 LAND CRUISER 4WD SUV V8 $78,255 $78,555 $300 0.4%
6942 HIGHLANDER L4 FWD SUV $28,870 $29,020 $150 0.5%
6944 HIGHLANDER PLUS - L4 FWD SUV $30,325 $30,475 $150 0.5%
6946 HIGHLANDER V6 FWD SUV $30,245 $30,395 $150 0.5%
6947 HIGHLANDER PLUS - V6 FWD SUV $31,700 $31,850 $150 0.5%
6948 HIGHLANDER V6 4WD SUV $31,695 $31,845 $150 0.5%
6949 HIGHLANDER PLUS - V6 4WD SUV $33,150 $33,300 $150 0.5%
6951 HIGHLANDER SE - V6 FWD SUV $34,410 $34,560 $150 0.4%
6953 HIGHLANDER SE - V6 4WD SUV $35,860 $36,010 $150 0.4%
6954 HIGHLANDER LIMITED - V6 FWD SUV $37,800 $37,950 $150 0.4%
6956 HIGHLANDER LIMITED - V6 4WD SUV $39,250 $39,400 $150 0.4%
6964 HIGHLANDER HYBRD V6 4WD-i SUV $39,970 $40,170 $200 0.5%
6966 HIGHLANDER HYBRD LIMITED-V6 4WD-i SUV $46,170 $46,370 $200 0.4%
7103 TACOMA REGULAR CAB 4X2 $17,525 $17,625 $100 0.6%
7104 TACOMA REGULAR CAB 4X2 $18,425 $18,525 $100 0.5%
7113 TACOMA 4X2 ACCESS CAB $20,315 $20,415 $100 0.5%
7114 TACOMA 4X2 ACCESS CAB $21,215 $21,315 $100 0.5%
7153 TACOMA X-RUNNER ACCESS CAB V6 $26,675 $26,775 $100 0.4%
7162 TACOMA PRERUNNER ACCESS CAB $21,975 $22,075 $100 0.5%
7164 TACOMA PRERUNNER ACCESS CAB V6 $23,410 $23,510 $100 0.4%
7182 TACOMA DOUBLE CAB 4X2 $22,425 $22,525 $100 0.4%
7186 TACOMA PRERUNNER DOUBLE CAB 4X2 $23,075 $23,175 $100 0.4%
7188 TACOMA PRERUNNER DOUBLE CAB 4X2 V6 $24,510 $24,610 $100 0.4%
7190 TACOMA PRERUNNER DBL CAB 4X2 V6 L/B $25,010 $25,110 $100 0.4%
7503 TACOMA REGULAR CAB 4X4 $21,375 $21,475 $100 0.5%
7504 TACOMA REGULAR CAB 4X4 $22,505 $22,605 $100 0.4%
7513 TACOMA 4X4 ACCESS CAB $24,150 $24,250 $100 0.4%
7514 TACOMA 4X4 ACCESS CAB $25,050 $25,150 $100 0.4%
7553 TACOMA 4X4 ACCESS CAB V6 $25,705 $25,805 $100 0.4%
7554 TACOMA 4X4 ACCESS CAB V6 $26,585 $26,685 $100 0.4%
7593 TACOMA DOUBLE CAB 4X4 V6 $26,705 $26,805 $100 0.4%
7594 TACOMA DOUBLE CAB 4X4 V6 $27,585 $27,685 $100 0.4%
7596 TACOMA DBL CAB 4X4 V6 L/B $28,085 $28,185 $100 0.4%
7917 SEQUOIA 4x2 5DR SR5 V8 SUV $41,955 $42,455 $500 1.2%
7919 SEQUOIA 4x4 5DR SR5 V8 SUV $45,180 $45,680 $500 1.1%
7927 SEQUOIA 4x2 5DR LTD V8 SUV $51,440 $51,940 $500 1.0%
7929 SEQUOIA 4x4 5DR LTD V8 SUV $54,665 $55,165 $500 0.9%
7931 SEQUOIA 4x2 5DR PLAT V8 SUV $59,345 $59,845 $500 0.8%
7933 SEQUOIA 4x4 5DR PLAT V8 SUV $62,570 $63,070 $500 0.8%
7940 SEQUOIA 4x4 5DR SR5 V8 SUV $45,180 $45,680 $500 1.1%
7942 SEQUOIA 4x4 5DR LTD V8 SUV $54,665 $55,165 $500 0.9%
7944 SEQUOIA 4x4 5DR PLAT V8 SUV $62,570 $63,070 $500 0.8%
8202 TUNDRA 4X2 REG CAB 4.0L V6 $25,355 $25,455 $100 0.4%
8204 TUNDRA 4X2 REG CAB 4.0L V6 L/B $25,685 $25,785 $100 0.4%
8215 TUNDRA 4X2 DBL CAB 4.0L V6 $27,565 $27,665 $100 0.4%
8222 TUNDRA 4X2 REG CAB 4.6L V8 $26,555 $26,655 $100 0.4%
8228 TUNDRA 4X2 REG CAB 5.7L V8 L/B $27,830 $27,930 $100 0.4%
8239 TUNDRA 4X2 DBL CAB 4.6L V8 $27,710 $27,810 $100 0.4%
8241 TUNDRA 4X2 DBL CAB 5.7L V8 $28,955 $29,055 $100 0.3%
8245 TUNDRA 4X2 DBL CAB 5.7L V8 L/B $29,945 $30,045 $100 0.3%
8252 TUNDRA 4X2 DBL CAB 5.7L V8 LTD $38,200 $38,300 $100 0.3%
8259 TUNDRA 4X2 CREWMAX 4.6L V8 $30,535 $30,635 $100 0.3%
8261 TUNDRA 4X2 CREWMAX 5.7L V8 $31,780 $31,880 $100 0.3%
8272 TUNDRA 4X2 CREWMAX 5.7L V8 LTD $40,735 $40,835 $100 0.2%
8275 TUNDRA 4X2 CREWMAX 5.7L V8 PLT $45,010 $45,110 $100 0.2%
8323 TUNDRA 4X4 REG CAB 5.7L V8 $30,550 $30,650 $100 0.3%
8324 TUNDRA 4X4 REG CAB 5.7L V8 $30,550 $30,650 $100 0.3%
8327 TUNDRA 4X4 REG CAB 5.7L V8 L/B $30,880 $30,980 $100 0.3%
8328 TUNDRA 4X4 REG CAB 5.7L V8 L/B $30,880 $30,980 $100 0.3%
8331 TUNDRA 4X4 DBL CAB 5.7L V8 $32,005 $32,105 $100 0.3%
8335 TUNDRA 4X4 DBL CAB 5.7L V8 L/B $32,995 $33,095 $100 0.3%
8339 TUNDRA 4X4 DBL CAB 4.6L V8 $30,760 $30,860 $100 0.3%
8341 TUNDRA 4X4 DBL CAB 5.7L V8 $32,005 $32,105 $100 0.3%
8345 TUNDRA 4X4 DBL CAB 5.7L V8 L/B $32,995 $33,095 $100 0.3%
8352 TUNDRA 4X4 DBL CAB 5.7L V8 LTD $41,260 $41,360 $100 0.2%
8354 TUNDRA 4X4 DBL CAB 5.7L V8 LTD $41,260 $41,360 $100 0.2%
8359 TUNDRA 4X4 CREWMAX 4.6L V8 $33,585 $33,685 $100 0.3%
8361 TUNDRA 4X4 CREWMAX 5.7L V8 $34,830 $34,930 $100 0.3%
8363 TUNDRA 4X4 CREWMAX 5.7L V8 $34,830 $34,930 $100 0.3%
8372 TUNDRA 4X4 CREWMAX 5.7L V8 LTD $43,795 $43,895 $100 0.2%
8374 TUNDRA 4X4 CREWMAX 5.7L V8 LTD $43,795 $43,895 $100 0.2%
8375 TUNDRA 4X4 CREWMAX 5.7L V8 PLT $48,070 $48,170 $100 0.2%
8377 TUNDRA 4X4 CREWMAX 5.7L V8 PLT $48,070 $48,170 $100 0.2%
8642 4RUNNER SR5 4X2 V6 $31,340 $31,490 $150 0.5%
8648 4RUNNER Limited 4X2 V6 $38,845 $38,995 $150 0.4%
8664 4RUNNER SR5 4X4 V6 $33,215 $33,365 $150 0.5%
8668 4RUNNER Limited 4X4 V6 $40,880 $41,030 $150 0.4%
8670 4RUNNER Trail 4X4 V6 $37,005 $37,155 $150 0.4%
All prices listed above exclude the Delivery, Processing and Handling (DPH) fee


Scion Vehicles
Model #, Grade, Current MSRP, New MSRP, MSRP Chg ($), MSRP Chg (%)
6242 SCION iQ 3-DOOR LIFTBACK $15,385 $15,495 $110 0.7%
6252 SCION FR-S 2-DOOR COUPE (AT) $25,300 $25,600 $300 1.2%
6253 SCION FR-S 2-DOOR COUPE (MT) $24,200 $24,500 $300 1.2%
6203 SCION xB (MT) $16,300 $16,800 $500 3.1%
6202 SCION xB (AT) $17,250 $17,750 $500 2.9%

All prices listed above exclude the Delivery, Processing and Handling (DPH) fee


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      ngiotta
      • 2 Years Ago
      As a former xB owner (bought it for my wife) , I can say honestly that the only thing this car had going for it was the whole box thing. My wife (and apparently a whole lot of other people) thought it was cute/different. Once they started to smooth the edges out, sales went down the toilet. You'd think Toyota would notice such things, instead of making it look more like the xA failure.
      Jesus!
      • 2 Years Ago
      They still make these? I don't even remember the last time I saw one.
        domingorobusto
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jesus!
        I thought the same, and then I looked. They're still out there, you just don't see them. They're so boring and plebian that your mind just completely blanks them out. Not a good sign for Scion.
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do people still tinker with these new models anymore? I know back in the day that was a huge selling point and I saw many modified Scions. These days I don't really see to many modified Scion's.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ideal Scion lineup: Replace the iQ with one of their kei cars (Japanese A segment cars). Sell for $12 k. Replace the xD with a small sporty RWD hatch, as a successor to the Starlet KP61, and as a RWD vehicle which undercuts the BRZ, as a Hyundai Veloster competitor.Sold as the Toyota Starlet elsewhere. $16 k. Give it the Corolla's 1.8, tuned at 2 different levels- the basic one making 135 hp, and a high revving version making 175 hp. The next xB needs to be more like the original xB, smaller in size and weight, and better mileage, not to mention better styling. $17 k. tC gains a sedan option, as a sporty alternative to the Corolla. Continues with 2.4, but gets a 2.0 turbo making 230 hp with part time AWD, as the successor to the Celica All trac. $19 k for the regular version, $23 k for the 2.0. A small, sporty SUV based off the Yaris platform, to compete with the Juke. $18 k. FRS. Next Supra would be sold as a Scion in the States.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only good thing you can say about these cars is that they are so awkward even the car rental companies don't buy them.
      bonehead
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they improve the xB and dont kill it. I dont think it deserved the negativity it received. There are few competing cars that can be had for under $17k with that kind of space and reliability (and until recently it was decently competitive fuel economy wise). If they would just reduce the weight (its already light by modern standards at 3080lbs) and improve the mileage (and put the gauges in front of the driver!!) they would be back to having a hit on their hand. If they really want it to sell then make it more Japanese and give it twitchy/firm handling so it is more fun. There are still few cars that compete with the xB specs if you take an honest look at them. (price, practicality, reliability, power).
      saloonatic
      • 3 Months Ago

      I've owned a 2010 xb for 4 years not one problem other than no ongoing improvements or design changes made... needs better gas mileage and another gear to run at 70 without high RPM's would buy another carry all my band gear with ease

      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      The original xB at least had the quirky factor going for it. It was different enough that people would go look at it out of curiosity, and many of them discovered that it was a very good commuter if all you cared about is maximum practicality at an extremely cheap price. And so they sold very well (if not with their intended demographic, but that's beside the point). When they went to the larger, more conventional xD, they took away the quirkiness factor, the only thing that was bringing ANY interest to the xB/xD. They need to completely redesign it, try and bring some of the oddness back to it, so it's not just another boring small CUVish thing that gets ignored.
        Gordon Chen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @domingorobusto
        The problem is scion never understood what made the original xB so liked. But Kia did (with the soul).
      SPcamert
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should've killed off the xB the minute they turned it from a cheap economy machine into something stupid, huge, and ineffective. The only real problem with the original car was the 3 speed transmission for the automatic. Make it a 5 or 6 speed and put that car back on sale and they'll just walk out the door.
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SPcamert
        The original xB has always offered a four speed automatic....
        Bradford
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SPcamert
        Huge? It's smaller than Ford Escape. It's basically the same size as a Ford Focus (167in vs 164in). I don't know anyone who would call that "huge."
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      First it was the Crown Vic and the Grand Marquis, and now this. What are 80-year-olds supposed to drive now?
        Sheldon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        KIA Souls, only most of them seem to be ferrying around 50 year old fat men. So it's a slightly different demographic.
          Stevie Diffy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sheldon
          You know one day you will be 50 and fat dont you??
        wilkegm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        Buick Encore. Duh! easy to gey out of, easy to park, wherthers original styling
      ferps
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Japanese are excellent at engineering small cars, and terrible at designing them to be stylish and desirable. Hell, Scion is an entire brand whose aim is to do just that and it's a miserable failure. The design of the first generation xB almost seems like a fortunate accident in retrospect.
      Euphrentic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring back the JDM Toyota Bb please! Here is a lesson in not "Americanizing" everything. Some things work because they'e culturally different from what we're used to. (although I fricken love the new Passatt, lol)
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