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2008 Scion xB

At a Glance

Pricing $15,650 - $19,070
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 22 (city), 28 (highway)

Overview Information

At its core, the Scion xB is a roomy economy car offered with many accessories for owners to personalize their vehicle. The boxy shape is distinctive and adds considerably to the interior volume and utility. The 158-bhp from the 2.4L I-4 is best harnessed to the standard 5-speed manual, although a 4-speed automatic is available. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control are all standard. Scion vehicles are offered with a low fixed price, but numerous accessories can be purchased from the dealer to personalize the vehicle. Options include not only audio system and wheel upgrades, but also items like LED lighting and trim pieces.

What Changed:

The second generation xB has grown appreciably in size adding almost a foot in length and 3 inches in width. The styling features a smoother, more refined interpretation of its predecessor's boxy shape. Power is now provided by a larger 2.4L four-cylinder rated at 158 hp. The limited edition (2,500 units) xB Release Series 5.0 features Gold Rush Mica paint, a body kit with a spoiler, and a moonroof.

Official Word:

Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., recently unveiled the all-new 2008 xB urban utility vehicle at a press conference at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. The xB was first introduced in early 2003 for the 2004 model year and its boxy shape became iconic to the Scion brand. "No one in the automotive industry is as hard-wire-connected to its owners as is Scion, and the 2008 xB is a perfect example," said Mark Templin, Scion...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
xB 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) M5 FWD 22/28/25 $15,650
xB 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) A4 FWD 22/28/25 $16,600
xB Release Series 5.0 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) M5 FWD 22/28/25 $18,120
xB Release Series 5.0 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) A4 FWD 22/28/25 $19,070