Convenient hatchback body style; standard touchscreen; plenty of customization options; versatile sliding/reclining rear seats
Outdated transmissions; poor highway fuel economy for this class; steering wheel doesn't telescope
The 2014 xD adds a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen display and available 2-tone exterior paint.
We'd make our xD as bare-bones as possible to keep the cost down. Scion's accessories can quickly bump the xD's price up into Ford Focus hatchback territory, and that's just not a fair fight.
The 2014 Scion xD is offered in one trim level with a variety of available upgrades. Standard features include 16-in steel wheels, air conditioning, power accessories, cruise control, a first-aid kit, a tilt-only steering wheel and a 6-speaker Pioneer audio system with HD radio, a 6.1-in touchscreen display and iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
The automatic transmission adds $800 to the bottom line. Other extras include 18-in alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a premium Pioneer audio system and BeSpoke mobile-app integration, which includes Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and more. Scion also offers a variety of mild performance aids, such as lowering springs, stiffer shocks and a sport exhaust.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
Chevrolet Sonic -- The turbocharged Sonic LTZ is pricier than the xD, but the regular Sonic hatchback with the 1.8-liter engine is a strong Scion competitor.
Kia Rio -- One of our favorite subcompacts, the Rio blends style and practicality like few others in this class.
Toyota Yaris -- If you're looking for a Toyota product, know that the Yaris was recently redesigned, so it has some updates that the xD lacks.