2014 Scion xB

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22 CITY / 28 HWY
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What's New for 2014:
  • Unchanged for 2014

The 2014 Scion xB is a 5-passenger, front-wheel-drive (FWD) wagon available in a single trim level powered by a 4-cylinder engine. Competitors include the Kia Soul, Mini Countryman, Nissan Cube, and the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen.

Models and Features
Behind the xB's boxy and unique styling is a car with a decent selection of creature comforts, some of which include air conditioning, power windows and door locks, keyless entry, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and power turn-signal mirrors. Complementing those features are Bluetooth connectivity, premium sound system with a 6.1-in. touch-screen display, and Scion's 2-year/25,000-mile free factory-scheduled maintenance plan.

Options and Packages
Instead of traditional option packages, Scion avails buyers to a plethora of accessories that can be installed by or simply purchased from local dealers. The upgrades run the gamut from fog lights and 19-in. alloy wheels to an auto-dimming rearview mirror, smartphone-linked audio system with navigation and Internet radio capability, and sport-tuned chassis, engine, and exhaust components.

Under the Hood
Power for the 2014 Scion xB comes from a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that creates 158 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, 2014 xBs equipped with the 4-speed automatic transmission deliver the same level of efficiency as those equipped with the 5-speed manual--all are expected to average 22 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Scion xB earned a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for moderate overlap front-impact protection. As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not rated the 2014 Scion xB. All xBs feature 6 air bags, as well as 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.


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