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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 »

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 »

2006 Scion xB Compact Minivan

Toyota might as well have called the Scion xB the "box." Or, rather, the "ugly box." The 2006 model has changed little since last year "” meaning it still looks a little too funky for most drivers. Read More »

2005 Scion xB Compact Economy Wagon

Like it or not, the Scion xB's styling gives it an enormous amount of interior space. Compared to most other cars in its price range, the back seat of an xB feels like a Lincoln Town Car. A central instrument pod is unusual -- no surprise in a car that looks so weird -- but it actually makes a lot of sense. The driver's eyes don't have to stray far from the road to see the speedometer. Read More »

2005 Scion xB Compact Minivan

xB looks like a box on wheels as contemporary homage to a panel van but in slammed stance. Built on a platform used for the bB wagon sold strictly in Japan, this low-slung and boxy panel van resembles a cool California surfer's custom-crafted wagon.

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