2005 Scion xB

(4 Reviews)


2005 Scion xB Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the Scion xB

  • Despite the tall profile, the xB corners pretty well because of the vehicle's low center of gravity.

    - Cars.com
  • Standard equipment includes ABS, antiskid/traction control, air conditioning, CD stereo, power windows/locks/mirrors, and split folding rear seat.

    - Consumer Guide
  • Massive interior for its size, unusual mini-truck styling, long list of standard equipment, comes with stability control, handles well for a budget-priced vehicle.

    - Edmunds.com
  • Interior quality is better than decent, especially given the xB's price point. Fit and finish are up to Toyota's standards.

    - New Car Test Drive

What reviewers liked least about the Scion xB

  • Acceleration is adequate with one person aboard. The automatic transmission downshifted constantly on hilly terrain, upshifting soon after, then downshifting again for more power. Like an old VW microbus, acceleration is a relative term.

    - Cars.com
  • However, the cupholders up front are so low to the floor that the driver really should be at a stoplight before he or she ducks down to get a sip of soda.

    - Edmunds.com

Scion xB Comparisons

  • Compared to other economy cars, the xB's rear storage has about 10 feet more than the Scion xA; about the same capacity as a Ford Focus ZX5; 10 cubes less than Toyota's Matrix wagon; and over 30 cubes less than the Honda Element.

    - Edmunds.com

Best one-liner about the Scion xB

  • The gauges are placed in the center of the dash, a striking effect that renders them almost useless to drivers who actively pay attention to the readouts.

    - The Car Connection

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