2012 Scion xD

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27 CITY / 33 HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- New Pioneer sound system, HD radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and streaming audio are now standard
- New limited-edition model, Release Series 4.0, replaces last year's 3.0 model

Exterior Features
The 2012 Scion xD is a 4-door hatchback available in two trim levels. According to Scion, the xD has aggressive styling, including a long and narrow back window and accentuated wheel flares. Side mirrors include integrated turn signals. Sixteen-inch wheels are standard and come with a choice of three covers. The Release Series 4.0 model is available only in Blizzard Pearl color and includes alloy wheels.

Interior Features
Standard features on the Scion xD include cruise control, full power accessories, tilt steering wheel--without telescope--with ntegrated audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity, streaming audio, and a 6-speaker Pioneer audio system. The Release Series 4.0 uses unique fabric upholstery with white stitching, as well as interior white paint that matches the outside color.

Optional Features
While no factory options are available on the xD, dealers may install accessories, including a rear spoiler, keyless remote entry and ignition, sport steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, cargo cover, center armrest, navigation system, premium sound system with touch screen, satellite radio, illuminated door sills, and a variety of performance parts.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Scion xD is powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 128 horsepower and mated with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Scion xD are 27/33/29 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Standard safety features on the Scion xD include anti-lock brakes with brake assist, stability control, front-seat side air bags, full-length side curtain air bags, and front active head restraints.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Scion xD. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the xD received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset, side-impact, and rear-impact crash protection, as well as for rollover protection, and named the Scion xD a \"Top Safety Pick\" for 2012.


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