The 2015 Scion xB is a capable compact people mover and cargo hauler that is surprisingly spacious and features a responsive four-cylinder engine.
The front-wheel-drive xB is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 158 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a four-speed automatic.The xB hustles from zero to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds, a fairly quick time for this class of car. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 24 mpg combined (22 city/28 highway).
On the inside, the xB provides a lot of interior space. Front and rear passengers will find plenty of legroom and headroom, and long road trips are a viable proposition, as the front seats are pretty comfortable. As far as cargo is concerned, the xB boasts 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a cavernous 70 cubic feet with those seats folded, easily carrying a weekend's worth of luggage for four.
Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, rear privacy glass, a rearview camera, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, driver seat height adjustment, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a trip computer and a six-speaker Pioneer sound system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a CD player, HD radio, an iPod/USB audio interface, an auxiliary audio jack and an RCA output for additional speakers.
Safety features include antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera.