Description: Sub-Compact Wagon
Base MSRP Range: $12,780 - $13,580
Invoice Price Range: $12,140 - $12,900
Where built: Japan
Despite tiny proportions for a boxy four-door with hatchback-style back door, the xA looks progressive, even daring. It stands tall like a cubistic bubble on wheels which seems to tip forward due to the high tail and low nose united by the arching roofline. Inside, the cabin floor dips low so you can step aboard easily, and the ceiling bows high to fit tall chair-like seats.
Power comes from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that reaches to 103 hp through a manual five-speed shifter or optional four-speed automatic.
Toyota offers multiple components to customize the exterior package -- foglamps, a tail spoiler, roof rack and sports parts from Toyota Racing Development (TRD). New features for 2006 include a redesigned face and rocker panels, plus new paint choices like Flint Mica and Salsa Red. New interior gear includes an optional iPod connector or standard universal mini-jack on the console.