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2013 Scion tC Compact Hatchback Coupe

2013 Scion TC front view

Our vehicle -- the Scion tC for model-year 2013, a shapely two-door hatchback coupe in new limited-production Release Series 8.0 trim -- also throbs in deep beats from its own sounds stoked by tunes off our iPod and tracked by the 8-speaker Pioneer audio kit. Read More »

2013 Scion FR-S Compact Coupe

2013 Scion FR-S Compact Sport Coupe

Consider the new FR-S a genuine sports car which brings a racy-slick body shell, driver-oriented cockpit with flexible seat/cargo configuration, keen weight balance for performance and handling, respectable fuel economy figures and surprisingly modest price tags. Read More »

2012 Scion iQ Micro Compact Hatchback

2012 Scion IQ subcompact coupe

It scores major marks for style and substance, and, as we observe during drive tests in the urban sprawl of Tucson, also draws spectator attention on street corners due to the unusually small package and dramatic geometric styling. This itsy-bitsy economy car carries the nameplate of iQ for model-year 2012 and conforms as a micro compact 3-door hatchback coupe developed exclusively for Scion in America. Read More »

2008 Scion XB Compact 5-Door Wagon

The Scion XB returns in its second generation with styling (interior and exterior) and engine changes. Built in Japan, this compact, five-door hatchback is produced by Toyota for its youth-oriented Scion brand, with its first generation version introduced in 2004 and capturing the hipper American market with its quirky styling. Launched at a time when Toyota was concerned about losing younger American buyers, the spin-off Scion brand carried the first XB with a daring square-ish look, standing out among other economy cars that all looked the same. Read More »

2008 Scion xB Compact Wagon

The new xB is 650 pounds heavier, not as distinctive looking and not nearly as fun to drive as the old one. Scion XB (2008) – enlarge What was tested? 2008 Scion xB automatic ($17,275). Options: Premium audio ($425), carpet mats ($155). Price as tested (including $580 destination charge): $17,855 The first-generation Scion xB is an icon. Even if you ... Read More »

2008 Scion xD Automatic Subcompact Sedan

It’s also fairly fun to drive, especially for something from the Toyota family. Scion XD (2008) – enlarge What was tested? 2008 Scion xD Automatic ($15,350). Options: Vehicle stability control ($650), premium audio ($389), carpet mats ($165). Price as tested: $17,269 Pros: It’s cheap, trendy, fun to drive, built by Toyota and has a great stereo. If you’re looking for ... Read More »

2006 Scion xA Sub-Compact Wagon

New Car Review of the 2006 Scion xA Sub-Compact Wagon Base MSRP Range: $12,780 – $13,580 Base Invoice Range: $12,140 – $12,900 MSRP As Tested: $15,574 Versions: xA Vehicle Category: Sub-Compact Wagon Engine Location: Front Engine Drive Wheels: Front-wheel Drive. Standard Engine: 1.5-liter, Dual Overhead Cam, 16-valves, I-4, 103- horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 101 lb-ft torque at 4,200 rpm. ... Read More »

2006 Scion xB Compact Minivan

New Car Review of the 2006 Scion xB Compact Minivan Base MSRP Range: $14,030 – $14,830 Base Invoice Range: $13,328 – $14,088 MSRP As Tested: $16,318 Versions: xB Vehicle Category: Compact Minivan Engine Location: Front Engine Drive Wheels: Front-wheel Drive. Standard Engine: 1.5-liter, Dual Overhead Cam, 16-valves, I-4, 108- horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 105 lb-ft torque at 4,200 rpm. ... Read More »