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Scion xB – Wins Motorist's Choice Small Wagon

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AutoPacific Take on win by Scion xB –
Scion xB owners’ satisfaction ratings for its size and package strongly contribute to its class-leading performance in the Motorist’s Choice Awards’® Small Wagon category. The xB “rolling box” design makes it very easy to get into and out of and easy for the driver to see out of. These are important factors to the xB owner. While xB is small on the outside, it is huge on the inside with its limousine-like rear seat getting rave reviews.
IntelliChoice Analysis – The Scion xB is a true Motorist’s Choice ‘no-brainer’. We at IntelliChoice named the xB as a Best Overall Value of the Year winner in 2006 thanks to its amazing resale value and low expected maintenance and fuel costs. And when you factor in the low entry price, the xB shines. The amazing thing is that it came to the U.S. market to attract younger drivers, but it seems to be a bit hit across all ages. With a Cost of Ownership of just $23,500 vs. $27,000 for it competitors, can you blame them?

2 Comments

  • Aaron Ellis| October 13, 2007 at 8:55 pm Reply

    I recently purchased a 5-speed “demonstrator” 2006 Scion Xb with only 2,800 miles on it. It’s brand new in every respect besides its age. I’ve wanted to own a car like this since they were introduced in 2004, so it was a dream come true that I could still find a new, pre-2007 model (before Scion went to the larger, less-economical engine). I haven’t had an opportunity to test the gas mileage, but I figure it’ll be around 30mpg combined highway/city. While it’s a fun, responsive car to drive around town, I’m not keen about driving it on the freeway because its light-weight materials make it feel a little like driving a kite or a big plastic sandwich container. In any event, I think Toyota got this car “right” when they built it, and I wish they wouldn’t have gone to a bigger, heavier design with a bigger, less fuel-efficient engine beginning with the 2007 model year.

  • Driver's Notebook| October 18, 2006 at 1:35 am Reply

    A van that is simple yet delivers. I can’t wait to catch an actual glimpse of the new xB with a unique color scheme.

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