2013 Scion xD

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What's New for 2013:
  • Extra air bags for front-seat occupants
  • Improved front seat belts
  • White-faced speedometer
  • Smoked headlight housings
  • Two-tone paint option

Exterior Features
Offered in a single level of specification and available with several dealer-installed upgrades, the 2013 Scion xD is a compact 5-door hatchback with seating for 5 passengers. Standard exterior features include new smoke-finish headlamp housings, 16-inch steel wheels with a choice of three different plastic wheel cover designs, power side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, rear window wiper, rear spoiler, and a chrome-tipped exhaust outlet.

Interior Features
Every 2013 Scion xD is equipped with air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, and a Pioneer audio system equipped with Bluetooth, HD radio, USB port, and an auxiliary audio input jack. Scion also says the xD is equipped with \"sport front bucket seats\" and a 60/40-split folding rear seat that slides to maximize either rear passenger leg room or cargo room.

Speaking of cargo room, the xD holds 10.5 cubic feet of luggage with the rear seats in use, and 35.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

Optional Features

A variety of dealer-installed options are available for the 2013 Scion xD. Highlights include a cargo cover, cargo net, floor mats, center armrest, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and remote engine starting. Also optional is a premium Pioneer audio system that includes an LCD touch screen, Bluetooth streaming audio, iTunes tagging capability, and Pandora Internet radio.

Performance-oriented upgrades through Toyota Racing Development include a variety of aluminum wheel designs, suspension upgrades, sport muffler, and a performance air filter.

Under the Hood
Installed into every Scion xD is a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 128 horsepower. A 5-speed manual gearbox drives the front wheels, and a 4-speed automatic transmission is optional.

Fuel Economy
As this overview was written, the EPA had not provided official fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Scion xD.

Scion equips the xD with 8 air bags, including new seat cushion air bags designed to provide an extra measure of protection. Additionally, each Scion xD has anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, as well as a traction and stability control system.

As this overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Scion xD.


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