Energetic engine; ample cargo capacity; unique styling; plenty of technology features
Aging transmissions; poor fuel economy; buslike driving position
The 2015 xB adds a rearview camera as standard. See the 2015 Scion xB models for sale near you
We think the trick with cars like this is to keep the price as low as possible, so give us a base xB with the 5-speed manual. That's a lot of car for not a lot of coin. Find a Scion xB for sale
The 2015 Scion xB is offered in a single well-equipped trim level. Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels (with your choice of three plastic-cover styles), air conditioning, power accessories, cruise control, a first-aid kit, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a rearview camera and a 6-speaker Pioneer audio system with a Display Audio touchscreen interface, HD radio, and iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
Add-ons include alloy wheels in various sizes, fog lights, an upgraded Bespoke audio system (including a navigation system, Internet radio and social media accessibility) and 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/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
2015 Kia Soul -- Perhaps the only competitor that rivals the xB's funkiness, the second-generation Soul is an all-around superior vehicle except for its so-so acceleration. Watch the price, though, as it can go considerably higher than that of the xB.
2015 Nissan Versa Note -- The hatchback Versa is even more bare bones inside than the xB, but it offers a huge back seat and surprising cargo capacity for bottom-dollar pricing.
Used Volkswagen GTI -- Want something a bit sportier? The GTI has a capacious hatchback body, an upscale interior and an exquisite turbocharged engine that gets over 30 mpg hwy. Make sure you get a certified pre-owned warranty, though.