The 2009 Scion xB is a good choice for urban dwellers who need a smaller vehicle for easy parking and maneuverability, yet also need decent fuel efficiency, more cargo space than the typical small car, and a back seat comfortable enough for adults. As with the other Scion models, the xB comes extremely well equipped--including electronic stability control and a number of safety features--and there are no factory options, with a line of dealer-installed accessories aimed at those who want to customize.
Distinctive shape; roomy interior; wide range of standard features; customization options.
The 2009 Scion xB maintains the status quo from last year's major redesign. Still standard is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). The engine is also found in the Scion tC and Toyota's Camry, and it makes a sprightly 158 horsepower. It is paired with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. All xBs are front-wheel drive.
The xB delivers a good, well-controlled ride combined with responsive, nimble handling. Brakes are especially notable, and four-wheel antilock discs, with ventilated discs up front, are standard. Safety is also one of the xB's strong point; stability control, front seat-mounted side air bags, and side curtain bags are all standard.
The interior offers a surprisingly roomy back seat good for two adults, or three in a pinch. They're split 60/40 and can fold flat to expand the already-large 21.7-cubic-foot space to handle larger loads. There's a hidden storage tray beneath the back seat for small items like laptops. In front, there are several storage boxes and trays, a driver's armrest, and the front seats can fully recline. A multi-information display with trip computer functions is included, along with orange-lit gauges.
The standard 160-watt Pioneer audio system features MP3 and WMA compatibility, digital media player connectivity, and a mini-jack input. It is also one of the few units that displays the device's track, artist, and album information. In addition, the xB includes steering-wheel audio controls. A premium audio system is available as a dealer-installed accessory, and it brings an electroluminescent screen that has customizable "skins" and can play short video clips and images.
Scions are sold differently when compared to most car brands. The xB comes in a single specification, with no factory options (except manual or automatic transmission), but there are a number of dealer-installed options aimed at customizing the vehicle for customer needs. For example, among many possible options, these may include a short-shift kit, flashier wheels, or customized interior lighting.
The distinctive, boxy 2009 Scion xB is little changed from its major redesign last year. In fact, the only difference comes in a single exterior color change: Stingray Metallic replaces Nautical Blue Metallic.
Vehicle Price: 16,420.00
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